Brooke Fraser was born and raised in a not-so-hip area of a hip little city in the most beautiful country on God's green earth - Wellington, New Zealand. She studied piano from the age of seven, began writing songs at 12, played clarinet very averagely from 13, and at 15 got sick of writing slow piano ballads and playing "Baby Elephant Walk" in the school concert band, so taught herself the acoustic guitar. She still has quiet aspirations of being a drummer in a hardcore band or a forensic anthropologist, or a really great knitter, but these remain pipe dreams for now.
Brooke was co-erced into playing in public during her first year in high school, when the dean of the senior year wanted an assembly ‘item' and one of Brooke's so-called 'friends' dobbed her in. This led to a semi-humiliating but character building bi-weekly 'gig' at the senior assembly. Over the next few years as her songs stopped being about insects, her 'gigs' became music festivals, support shows and fundraisers for a charity that she remains committed to and passionate about today - World Vision.
In 2002 at 18, Brooke signed with Sony Music (now SonyBMG) and moved to Auckland where she played regularly at the grassroots/indie/acoustic venue 'The Temple' (no longer in existence) whilst continuing to write material for her debut album.
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Planning for Christmas-themed services is just 'round the corner and we want you to have the best Christmas songs and hymns in a variety of traditional, modern, and contemporary arrangements. With a variety of different resources to support your worship band, choir, or orchestra, these are some of the best worship songs for the Christmas season.
These are the top Christmas worship songs sung by churches and congregations in Canada. Download the chord charts, piano/vocal sheets, choir sheets, orchestrations, patches, and multitracks.
Jesus taught about how we could enter the Kingdom of God, His miracles proved the power of the Kingdom of God, and He taught about the truth of the Kingdom of God. With His incarnation, Jesus instituted the Kingdom of God here and now, and also promised the Kingdom of God yet to come. Here are songs celebrating our hope because of the Kingdom of God.
Palm Sunday – The day Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. On this first day of the Holy Week of Passover, He was greeted with a royal carpet of palm branches and cheers of adoration. “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord,” they shouted, hailing Him as the promised Messiah. Celebrate with your team through the chord charts, piano & vocal arrangements, and orchestrations to present the triumphant adoration of Christ.
Songs like How Firm a Foundation, Ancient Words and Every Promise Of Your Word remind us that meditating on the truths of the scripture firmly ground us and help us to live out the gospel in our daily lives. The songs in this list talk about the Bible and demonstrate our gratefulness for and our need and reliance on His Word.