The Ministry of Christ

The Ministry of Christ

Video: Introduction to "The Ministry of Christ" by Cathy Neff

  • "What exactly is The Ministry of Christ?" This is what my friends have been asking, so I'd thought I'd answer here. It's a set of pieces on the life of Christ meant to be performed in concert with choir, soloists, strings, brass, and piano.
  • "Then it's an oratorio?" No, because that title belongs to Handel's "Messiah," and I can't use that. I can't use "song cycle" or "ring cycle" or any other nomenclature for the same reason. This piece is unique. That's why I call it a "treasury" - a collection of pieces on one topic, and in this case, one in which a new treasure is found when turning over every piece.
  • "What makes it unique?" I don't know of too many works of 17-pieces on the life of Christ with Biblical text that is so accessible to both classical and contemporary audiences. I guess that makes it unique.
  • "So, why are you doing a Kickstarter?" I can't afford to record this album on my own, and it's really important. I need a recording of this work so that people who don't happen to be near a performance of the work can still benefit from its message of hope. I need a recording. A good recording. That's where Kickstarter and people like you comes in.
  • "What are the songs like?" To best answer that question, I'll just let you listen to some samples. If you like what you hear, we hope you'll want to participate in the Kickstarter. Even a $1 pledge will get you access to our exclusive blog and really help us out. Thanks!

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Audio Samples

This audio has very short samples of each of the songs from The Ministry of Christ:


  1. Angel Voices
  2. Come and See
  3. The Miracles
  4. The Sixth Hour (soprano solo with piano accompaniment)
  5. The Poor in Spirit
  6. They That Mourn
  7. They Which Hunger and Thirst
  8. The Merciful; The Pure in Heart
  9. The Peacemakers
  10. They Which Are Persecuted
  11. Christ and the Children (piano solo)
  12. The Parables (a cappella quartet)
  13. The Treasure
  14. Man Born Blind (tenor solo with horn accompaniment)
  15. I Am
  16. Only One
  17. One Day He Called You

 

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Thanks!  See you soon!

 



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