About the Production
“Born is The King” was a spectacular uplifting SOLD OUT concert at St Georges which took place on 29 November 2014. It’s rare indeed that a community choir concert packs a punch which was promised on the label. “Sweet gospel inspiration bursting with Christmas Sparkle” – that was the tag line for the concert and Oh what a night! Renewal Choir are delighted at the buzz and excitement created by the event which really connected with audience with all the fabulous performance of each participating artist.
This was an event not to be missed and Choir members work extremely hard in preparing themselves for the demanding repertoire and ensuring the message got out to friends and family. There was no surprise, therefore, when we achieved a packed house of over 550 people.
Event Compere – Tim Pemberton, Manageing Editor of BBC Radio Bristol
The journey of the night took the audience and the artists through a mosaic of song, music and spoken word masterful connected by our cool and confident compere Tim Pemberton, Managing Editor of BBC Radio Bristol. This was an event not to be missed and Choir members work extremely hard in preparing themselves for the demanding repertoire and ensuring the message got out to friends and family. There was no surprise, therefore, when we achieved a packed house of over 550 people.
A Packed House for the Second Year in a Row!
Built upon last year’s very successful delivery of Renewal’s best ever rendition of Handel’s Messiah Soulful Celebration to a sell-out auditorium, a sizable contingent of this year’s audience eagerly secured their “Born is the King” tickets early in excited anticipation of the treat that was coming to town. This year’s concert, like last year was a spectacular sell-out lifting the atmosphere to another level of joyful expression, and by the sound of the feedback from those in attendance were not disappointing with the a heart pumping, soul stiring, mind lifting experience.
Meet the Line Up – The Cast of Renewal and Friends
On top of the glowing performances by Renewal’s Choir and soloists: Tisha Bee, Kevin R Francis, Janine Morris, Sharon Wilson and Vernon Samuels, the audience was treated to an extended feast from the friends of Renewal with the infectiously inspirational of the super talent X Factor Finalist Beverly Trotman, the remarkably ruminations of award winning performance poet Steve Duncan, the energetic eruptions of Cathedral Choir School Gospel Choir, and the exquisite expressions of guest soloist Julia Morris.
In staging this year’s celebration, Renewal’s mission was to bring an important focus to thanking God for Christ’s first coming to Earth as a baby, but also for his presence among us today through the Holy Spirit, and in preparation and anticipation of his final coming at the end of time. “Born is The King” aims to remind us that recognising Advent actually involves spending time in spiritual preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas.
Thanks to Jenny Wookey and team from B.U.S.T. for helping to raise awareness of the important work of the charity in fighting breast cancer raising funds for important medical equipment and caring for people affected by this disease. The generosity of spirit was felt by the concert hall audience who raised an amazing £900.00 towards the great work of the charity .
Big thanks goes out to the band who manged to hold it down and lock in the beat across the evening. Well done MD and first keys Philip Barclay, Leeroy Adams second keys, drummer Richard Powell, Lester Freckleton on guitar, and bass player Eddie Campbellwho stepped in and stepped up when our Howard Howell sustained an injury that prevented him from playing……. you guy were not bad at all!!!
As always the engine behind Renewal Kim who’s drive and focus ensured Renewal kept tight and flowing the whole night