REVIEW: TMC 'MADE FOR WORSHIP'

Toronto Mass Choir has released their 10th full length worship CD with accompanying DVD. 


For 27 years choir director Karen Burke and her producer husband Oswald have gathered singers and musicians from the Greater Toronto Area into a worshipful, classy presentation. They are a Canadian fixture in gospel music having received both Juno and Covenant awards.

This is not a copy cat gospel act-- the Burkes have produced a sound and attitude of performance that is characteristically 'Toronto'. There is something decidedly Canadian, urban and Pentecostal in the sound with some high class players backing the choir.

I first met Karen Burke when I was a youth pastor in Markham in 1986. She was already active in Toronto's gospel music scene and the Mass Choir was in its emergence. The original vision and DNA is very much evident all these years later. 

My friend Dwight Ozard (rest in peace) brought TMC to Metropolitan United Church in London five years later and I had the privilege of performing as the opening act before the choir. It is one of my cherished musical experiences sharing the stage with so many beautiful brothers and sisters.

I had lost track of their ministry and was pleased to watch the DVD and be reminded of one of Canada's musical institutions with the touch of God's Spirit upon them.






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Comments

AfricanAbbott said…
SO MUCH TO PONDER... ESP THE PASSING OF MY BROTHER DWIGHT