Saturday, November 26, 2016

Christmas Music Review: BYU Vocal Point, He is Born 2015.

This is a delightful presentation.  I must admit, Vocal Point hits a home run with they sing spiritual songs, but I don't care for their secular songs.  This is an A cappella group from BYU which has been singing since 1991.  It is made of nine male BYU students.  In this album they are joined by others on a few songs.  "He is Born" features Ryan Innes and is the title song.  The hallelujahs are beautiful.  The vocal percussion takes a measure or so to get going.  Perhaps people's favorite is "One Single Bell" which they sing with One Voice Children's Choir from Utah.   This song has a unique sound, with a boy soprano mixed in.  The also perform traditional numbers, "Silent Night," "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" and "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly."  There are fine solos in "Silent Night" and "Emmanuel'"  The feel like a light beam piercing the dark.  The also sing "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" with BYU Noteworthy, the BYU women's group which is similar in focus to Vocal Point.
This C.D. has left many inspiring hymns on You Tube.  As I said, their spiritual music has a very special place in my Christmas music list.  It reminds me of the Savior.

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