The Choir Visible

The Choir Visible

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TCV’s desire is to merge the spiritual satisfaction of inspired worship songs within musically adventurous and beautiful tracks. On our CD New Song, you will find a balance between hard-edged rock songs and songs with lush intimacy. It's not just about the songs, it's about the experience.

Biography

Testimonials:

"The Choir Visible is not about spirituality, but about the Spirit!"
--Cincinnati City Beat-- 9/06

"This is an incredibly moving worship album-I love it!"
-- Jim Duncan--Westwood One Radio Network

"These songs hit the nail on the head, bringing the worshipper to the throne room of God. Well done."
--TAXI

"Have you ever liked listening to a band on the radio but when you see them live they were awful? Not this band! In secular language, 'THEY ROCK!'; in Christianese, they are 'TRULY ANNOITED!'."
--Tom Manke--Owosso Argus Press

". . . Then came the night's hidden treasure, The Choir Visible, a five-piece ensemble from Owosso as musically adept as it was spiritually motivated. The set's finale . . . a compelling blend of music and scripture that took the audience through the crucifixion to the final victory, was worth the price of admission alone."
--Sue White--Saginaw News

"Thank you so much for the CD, New Song. It is so beautiful and uplifting. It's something I can dance to and pray at the same time. I have not heard anything so fantastic in years, or maybe not ever!"
--Kathy Cech--Owosso, Mi.

"I heard one of your songs on the radio yesterday and was deeply moved by the lyrics, music and voices. I wanted to thank you for your heart of worship and passion that I heard...'Who are You to Me' is truly AWESOME!"
--Esther Isabell--Bay City, Mi.

The Choir Visible is a Christian Worship Band whose mission begins with the desire to glorify God through Spirit led music. “It is our firm belief that God loves to minister to His people through their worship of Him. We believe that God desires to pour out his strength, his joy, his peace, his healing upon those who seek communion with Him,” says Laura Hoffa, worship leader of The Choir Visible. “Worship is a lifestyle. We also believe that the lost can be reached through the creative use of music.”

Laura Hoffa began studying music at the age of six and continued through college. During that time she was called to music ministry in her local congregation and went on to receive her Master’s degree in piano performance. The Lord continued calling her to music ministry in a profound way. “I knew that there was a deep calling on my life to use my natural gifts to glorify God. I began to understand that I would never be completely satisfied performing music for any other reason.”

Joanne Newton’s flute is one of the defining aspects of the unique sound of The Choir Visible. “Joanne is my right arm,” says Hoffa. “She is unbelievably gifted, and the Lord uses her music to take us soaring in the Spirit!” Joanne and Laura began working together musically in 1998. Since that time, the Lord has enhanced their musical ability in the area of improvisational prophetic worship as well as worship leading and song writing. “The song writing was a big surprise for both of us. Neither of us ever dreamed that we would be used by the Lord in that way. The Lord has literally given songs to us”, says Newton.

Jeff Park, Laura’s brother and drummer of The Choir Visible, is also a graduate of Michigan State University and has been a recording engineer and producer in L.A. for twenty years. Early in his career he worked with Christian artists Charlie Peacock, Kyle Henderson, Steve Camp and Bryan Duncan. He also worked on albums including: The Indigo Girls, Was Not Was, Matthew Sweet, Jennifer Warnes, Wendy MaHarry and more. Jeff recalls, “In addition to engineering and mixing music scores for film, TV and commercials, I spent ten years working as a mix and production engineer for Westwood One Radio Networks. That gave me the opportunity to work with seemingly everybody who is anybody in the music business. It was a great time and a wonderful experience.”

Jeff received a calling from the Lord several years ago to record and produce a worship album comprised of the songs that Laura and Joanne had written. “Jeff called me from California and told me that he had this vision, a dream of us in music together. Initially I thought he was crazy but as the years went by, we began living the dream. Thanks to Jeff’s unrelenting persistence, his vision has now become a reality.”

The Choir Visible project has blossomed into a very meaningful collection of worship songs that incorporate elements of classic rock, moving worship improvisation, and beautifully orchestrated ballads. “It’s truly an album that can span the generations. There’s something for everyone. Laura and Joanne have described their song writing experience as receiving the songs; I can honestly say that the same goes for me. I would hear the song once on a rough tape with piano, vocal and flute, and the entire full score arrangement would immediately come to me,” says Park. “It was an amazing experience to have the Lord use our natural gifts in such a supernatural way.”

About The Choir Visible band, Jeff adds, “While working on the album, we be

Lyrics

Trust in the Lord (Psalm 37)

Written By: Joanne Newton

Trust in the Lord and do good
Dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture
Delight yourself in the Lord
He gives You the desires of your heart
Commit your way to the Lord
Trust in Him and He will do this
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn
The justice of your cause like the noonday sun

The righteous will shine like the sun
In the kingdom of their Father

The Lord delights in the way of the man
Whose steps He has made firm
Though he stumble he will not fall
For the Lord upholds Him with His mighty hand
He makes your righteousness shine like the dawn
The justice of your cause like the noonday sun

Trust in the Lord

Beautiful (live)

Written By: Laura Hoffa

Come worship the Lovely One
He is beautiful
He's worthy of all our love
He is beautiful
So beautiful
My Lord

Come worship the Lovely One
He is beautiful
He heals and redeems with love
He is beautiful
So beautiful
My Lord
You are beautiful
so beautiful

And I lift up my hands
in Your praise
And I lay down my life
at Your feet
You are beautiful
So beautiful

Brand New Day (live)

Written By: Joanne Newton

It's a brand new day
and we celebrate you Lord
It's a brand new day
new mercies every morning
It's a brand new way
of looking at my life with you,
today all things are possible

You are the God of opportunity (possibility)
Your purposes You complete
You are the God of endless ages
Send Your Spirit!
Bring Your kingdom here!

Your promises you keep
Your people will increase

We praise we raise
We lift Your Name on high!

Who are You to Me

Written By: Laura Hoffa

I ask myself this question
Who are you to me?
It seems I'd know
the answer by now
but when doubt creeps in
I just can't see.
I've believed for a long time
You've held my hand
and walked me through
but now I just need to
hear it from you
Who are You?
Who are You to me?

I am your God!
I am your saving grace
I am the Rock
you build your life upon
I am your God!
I am your holiness
I am your righteousness
I am the One
who saved you from the grave
I am your God!

Who are you to me?

You are my God!
You are my saving grace
You are the Rock
to build my life upon
You are my God!
You are my holiness
You are my righteousness
You are the One
who saved me from the grave
You are my God!

Yoiu are the King of Kings
You are the Prince of Peace
You are the name
above all other names
You are my God!
You are the Great I Am
You are the spotless lamb
You are the One
who wipes my tears away
You are my God!

Take my Heart

Written By: Laura Hoffa

Take my heart
And make it your own
Take my heart
Your will and not my own
Take my heart
I lift it up to You
Take my heart and make it your home

A home that always welcomes you
Wide open doors and windows
Ever seeking to be renewed by your love

Take my heart
Begin to live through me
Take my heart
Your Spirit set me free
Take my heart
For it belongs to you
Take my heart and make it your home

A home that always welcomes you
Wide open doors and windows
Ever seeking to be renewed by your love

Before the Dawn

Written By: Laura Hoffa

He came before the dawn
He knew we’d come to pray
He came to make a way –
for our healing

You know our every thought before we think it
You know our every need before we need it
You know our every prayer – before we pray it

That’s why
I --believe
I -- I believe
I -- believe in You

You know our every word before we speak it
You know our every dream before we dream it
You know our every breath – before we breathe

The morning breaks our mourning
And with the dawn comes our healing
You turn our wailing into dancing ----- with JOY!

(That’s why) I --believe

I -- I believe I -- believe

In You

Discography

New Song
New Song
Who are you to Me
Before the Dawn
The Creator
Take my Heart
Trust in the Lord
My Everything
Praise You
To the Cross
Nothing but the Blood
Praise to the King

Set List

The Choir Visible can play concerts from 30 minutes to 2+ hours. Our set is mainly comprised of original songs with a few classic songs and hymns thrown in. We also love to lead worship services and structure our music accordingly. A typical set list could include:

Trust in the Lord
Praise to the King
Praise You
Brand New Day
Only You
New Song
Who are you to Me
Before the Dawn
Take my Heart
The Creator
Mountain of the Lord
Prelude/Cry for Freedom
Holy Holy (Vineyard)
Jesus Comes
Beautiful
Reveal Your Love/Let it Rain/Sanctus (Holy Holy)
Nothing but the Blood
Holy and Anointed
Be Thou My Vision
Behold the Lamb
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Alleluia Sing to Jesus
My Everything