Atlanta's Chorale New Creation

Atlanta's Chorale New Creation

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandClassicalA Capella

Atlanta's Chorale-New Creation (AC/NC) under the direction of Tony Thompson, are one of Atlanta's premier vocal groups. Their vocal arrangements of Negro spirituals, hymns, traditional classical and inspirational music have received rave reviews from coast to coast.

Biography

Atlanta's Chorale enjoys an enduring reputation for choral excellence. The vocalists and musicians are dedicated to the preservation, integrity, and faithful presentation of choral music. Central to the fine quality of their work are high musical standards. Every aspiring member must pass a rigorous audition before he or she is considered for the group. Those who join the chorale are expected to maintain a high level of proficiency.

Instrumental to preserving the Atlanta's Chorale tradition is Tony Thompson, the chorale's director; he founded the group at the tender age of twelve. Mr. Thompson's passion for music, attention to detail, and exceptional skill in conducting have made him an esteemed musical talent around Atlanta for more than 20 years. Tony, though still very youthful, has what seems to be a lifetime of experience and devotion to the choral arts. Coupled with this experience, he has also recently completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance from Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama.

ACNC's arrangements and performances are creating a revitalized interest in the 'arranged spiritual', one of the ensemble's specialties, but the ACNC repertoire is about much more. In an ever-expanding range of a cappella pieces--anthems, sacred songs, traditional and non-traditional spirituals and secular standards, classical and contemporary compositions--Atlanta's Chorale continues to seek out songs that reflect the sensibilities of a broad spectrum of cultures and ethnicities. The ACNC sound is characterized by a refined sense of dynamics and the rare ability to project exhilarating power and mystical quiet in its music, primarily using only their voices. The result is a spiritual, unique, uplifting musical experience, where audience and performers meet in heightened fellowship in the presence of our Creator.

ACNC has performed extensively for diverse audiences across the United States, at high profile gatherings and conventions, colleges, and churches. In September of 2001, they appeared on the Three Angels Broadcasting Network's (3ABN) worldwide broadcast of the Southern Union Centennial Celebration. Since that time, New Creation has recorded performances for 3ABN and is heard regularly on that network's programming, and has appeared on other local and national television broadcasts.

The chorale has two official recordings, "Always Remember", released in February 2001 and "The Jericho Project", released on March 22, 2003. "With My Whole Heart", the chorale's upcoming third recording, is one of the most anticipated a capella projects this year as it will include original songs, written and produced by the renown LA producer, Mervyn Warren.

Lyrics

I Been Prayin'

Written By: Mervyn Warren

V1
I Been Prayin' through mah tears,
Weary weak, an worn,
Seem like I's here fifty years
befo' I's even born.

Chorus
Mah soul cry out, "Have Mercy Lord." Mah soul cry out, an He come in.

V2
I been prayin' all the day,
All the eebnin' too,
Lawd gon' take me far away,
the next time He come through,

Chorus
Mah soul cry out, "Have Mercy Lord." Mah soul cry out, an He come in.

V3
Got my Jesus any time
Any where I be,
I can call His precious name
and he be hearin' me

Chorus
Mah soul cry out, "Have Mercy Lord." Mah soul cry out, an He come in.

Mmmmm, Mmmmm, Mmmm

Discography

Always Remember - 2001
The Jericho Project - 2003
A Starry Night - 2008
Serenity -2010
"With My Whole Heart" - coming soon

Set List

Star Spangled Banner
Someday
I Will Be Free
America, The Beautiful
No Wonder
Holy is Thy Name
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Georgia on My Mind
The Eyes of All
True Religion
Always Remember
Let Thy Holy Presence
Joshua
E'en So
Keep the Sabbath Day
In This Quiet Moment
The Lord's Prayer
Elijah Rock
May the Road
Hold On
Beloved
Turn To God
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
Give Me Jesus
Seek Ye First
Rock My Soul