Paul Baloche Records New Christmas Album LIVE in London
Renowned worship leader and Dove Award winning songwriter Paul Baloche recently released For Unto Us: Christmas Worship Live From London to a global audience. The album, which was recorded at Trinity Broadcasting UK, follows Paul’s critically acclaimed Christmas Worship studio projects, combining traditional carols with celebratory modern worship.
A worship pastor for over 20 years, Paul created these unique arrangements to serve both worship teams and individual listeners, focusing them on the Christ of Christmas throughout the “busyness” of the holidays. The resulting songs create an environment familiar to both congregants and visitors during holiday services.
“While we love the content of traditional Christmas songs, they rarely facilitate a vertical expression of worship towards the Lord,” explains Paul, writer of worship standards “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “Your Name” and “A New Hallelujah.” “The idea behind the Christmas Worship projects has been to combine the carols we enjoy with modern worship choruses that encourage worship all throughout the season.”
“With For Unto Us, I wanted to offer a live version of favorites from my previous albums along with the song ‘Peace On Earth’,” he continues. “These songs, performed in a live setting, demonstrate the accessiblility to worship teams of all sizes, providing them with options that fit a variety of Advent service needs.”
The 10-track album seamlessly melds classic Christmas hymnody from composers such as Charles Wesley, Felix Mendelssohn and Isaac Watts with the writing of Paul and others including Brenton Brown, Jason Ingram and Kathryn Scott.
Paul will share these songs and others during his “Christmas Worship Tour,” which kicks off December 5 in Albany, New York. Additional dates include concerts in Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Ohio. Event details, along with information on Paul’s popular “LeadWorship Workshops,” are available at http://www.leadworship.com. Worship resources related to his Christmas Worship songs can be found at WeAreWorship.com and through Integrity’s ministry partners including PraiseCharts and MultiTracks.