The award winning, all female gospel outfit The Reapers Choir release their debut album, “Light Through The Tunnel (LTTT)”, on 22 November. Look out for the live recording video for ‘Turn Away’ a signature track from the album, premiering exclusively on astepfwd.com this coming Sunday!
Light Through The Tunnel (LTTT) is the forthcoming 12 track debut album from The Reapers Choir, one of just a handful of all-female, award winning gospel outfits based in the UK. The album aims to provide a musical soundtrack for people of all faiths and none which will uplift listeners, no matter what they are going through or experiencing on their life journey.
Light Through The Tunnel’ produced by Josiah Oyekunle and Anu Omideyi, showcases a range of music styles such as praise and worship, traditional gospel and r’n’b and features collaborations with leading UK Christian / Gospel Music artists. This includes Integrity Music Recording artist Noel Robinson and Tracey Campbell.
Anu Omideyi, director of The Reapers Choir shared, “We were so excited to have these two incredible and anointed talents on board our project. We believe their contribution helps to really bring home the message of the album to the listeners.”
She added, “The music of The Reapers Choir is a reflection of our church where you can hear anything from praise and worship to rock to African styles to hymns in one service! And the songs featured on Light Through The Tunnel are the culmination of our rich heritage placed alongside our aspiration to reach as many people as possible.”
The vocal ability of this unique singing collective has been recognised nationally and internationally, with the gospel outfit winning “Choir of the Year” and “Choir Director of the Year” for its director and manager, Anu Omideyi, in the Zeta Gospel Music Awards, Tennessee, USA, in October 2015.
The choir was a finalist on BBC1’s Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year 2014 and was nominated for the British Gospel Music Alliance Industry (GMIA) award for “Best Music Video by a UK Choir/Group” (JUMP Music Video Awards) in 2014. Despite the accolades they’ve received The Reapers Choir is a humble church choir directed by Anu Omideyi and comprised of singers from Christ Apostolic Church (Bethel), Hackney, UK.
The current members of The Reapers Choir began their journey to reach a wider audience following the death of their church Overseer in 2012. His passing gave them the impetus they needed to take their message beyond the four walls of their church. They have already experienced great success in doing so, but hope to reach even more people with their debut album. Since then, the choir has performed at many venues nationwide including The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, Hackney Empire and Kensington Palace. Recently, it was hosted by The 13th London African Music Festival (2015) and headlined its own night to a practically sold-out crowd and great reviews.
LIGHT THROUGH THE TUNNEL track list:
1. You Deserve It!
2. Your Name
3. Lead Me Lord
4. And I Will Love You
5. Tell Me (Feel So Much Pain)
6. Stand Still (Remix)
7. Struggles and Pains (feat. Tracey Campbell)
8. No Fear (feat. Noel Robinson)
9. Try The Lord
10. Amazing Grace (Interlude)
12. Turn Away
SPECIAL PRE-ORDER NOTICE: The album is available on special promotion for pre-order both digitally (£5.99) and physically (£7.99) via the choir’s website thereaperschoir.co.uk. Offers end at midnight on 21.11.15.
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