A display of world class music artistry at CAC Lagos Mass Choir Concert


It was a display of world class performance backed by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit at the maiden edition of Choir Concert organised by Christ Apostolic Church Metropolitan Choirs comprises of Akinyele, Pearce and Akilling Regions with 300 voices and orchestra. 

The concert, which was held on Sunday May 29, 2022 at CAC Amuwo Odofin DCC headquarters, Festac, Lagos provided an unforgettable two hours of enthralling musical voyage that calmed nerves and blessed souls beyond measures.

Music lovers trooped into the venue in their numbers, to savour the moments with family and friends, enjoying good music like never before as the auditorium was filled to capacity.

The choir in their colorful and beautiful attires performed songs like "You are loving, Baba mi" by the Regional Music Director of Akinyele Region Barrister (Elder) Bidemi Oyesanya, "How shall I sing your majesty- Tune:Come fen", "Love lifted me" by James Rowe, "Iseti aso Re" by Jibola Oluyelu, Arranged by Seun Owoaje, "Mo di Olori're" arranged by Seun Owoaje, "Shout to the Lord-Music" by Darlene Zschech, arranged by Mark Hayes and "Let the bright Seraphim- from G.F. Handel's Samson" by Titilope David-Soprano; Babatunde Oluwatobi-Trumpeter. 

“You Are Loving Baba mi" by Barrister Bidemi Oyesanya is a song written in English and Yoruba dialect that show how the writer appreciates the love of God towards him, particularly by calling him despite being unqualified for the call like every other person.

The composer of "How shall I sing your majesty- Tune:Come fen" emphazises on the mightiness of God thinking that he is not qualify to praise His name and that is why he says "How shall I sing that majesty which angels do admire?". 

"Love lifted me" by James Rowe is a hymn first published in 1912, with text by English-American lyricist James Rowe and melody by American organist Howard E. Smith. The hymn's lyrics are inspired primarily by the 14th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, wherein the Twelve Apostles, when caught in a storm, see Jesus appearing to walk on water.

"Shout to the Lord, all the Earth, let us sing power, and majesty, praise to the King. Mountains bow down and the seas will roar at the sound of Your name." This incredibly popular Christian song translates beautifully to choral singing in this laid-back, deeply felt anthem setting. When All Creatures Of Our God And King enters, the effect is powerful, and the remarkable orchestration really adds to the excitement and energy. You can even use the majestic refrain as a choral introit or response. This is sure to be one of your choir's favorites, because it entices you to sing your heart out!

In his remark,the Music Director of CAC Akinyele Region, Barrister (Elder) Bidemi Oyesanya (SAN) said the essence of the concert is to develop CAC choirs in Lagos State. 

According to him, the venue of the concert would be rotated on yearly basis, saying that next year edition would hold at CAC Akilling Regional Headquarters, Agege, Lagos.

While ministering on the topic "Singing with Understanding", the Coordinator of CAC Theological Seminary, Lagos Campus, Pastor Ayo Olaniyi said in most cases, the church under estimate the potency and power in music, saying that it is until we have this understanding that we can affect the world with it. 

He noted that if we commercialise gospel music, it will end up being entertainer, adding that music is not about the singing, but the carrier of the song.

"Music should become a tool in the hand of the church that we will use for evangelism. Today, the challenge we have is that the society has muddled up everything. If one's live is not saturated with the word of God, the song that one sings will not be effective nor carry power. The music ministry is not for entertainment. It is a ministry that carries life. Church service is not complete without music. Music has been used to cause and end war. There are lot of songs that are meant to be solution but they ended becoming problem. What make a Christian song is not the lyrics or rthym, but the carrier. You can go far with Christ and Christian music.," he concluded. 

The programmme had in attendance the Superintendent of Pearce Region, Pastor S.O. Aluko, the Superintendent of Akilling Region, Pastor E.A. Olusoko, CAC Music Director, Pastor Tope Dada, Superintendent of CAC Yaba DCC, Pastor S.E.A. Oludare and his wife, Oshodi Zonal Superintendent, Pastor Festus Daramola and many others. The planing committee of the programmme comprises of choir leaders from various regions, DCC and Zones in Lagos State headed by Elder Sesan Taiwo.

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