Last Sunday I enjoyed worshiping with the praise team at Trinity of Fairview near Asheville, NC. They premiered my new arrangement of All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (download it for free.)
Trinty runs about 700 with a choir of around 40. Music director Ed Frisbee leads along with a typical 3 part vocal praise team (soprano, alto and tenor.) Vocal talent is above average for a church this size and I was surprised at how polished the choir was and how well they blended.
The unique octagonal worship space sets Trinity apart but does cause acoustic problems. Ed’s invested in acoustic treatments to help the sound.
Like most ministries in the summer, Ed struggles to maintain a full band and uses multitracks powered on his Macbook with Ableton Live to fill in the holes. The band uses Aviom for their in-ear system. I’ll be talking about multitracks soon but you need to lay the groundwork first with click tracks.
Ed stresses to the choir the importance of not being a performance group but a worship leading group. They use Prism music choir arrangements along with top CCLI worship songs. This past Sunday’s set list:
- All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name: HymnCharts.com
- Friend of God: Houghton
- 10,000 Reasons: Redman
- God You Are God: Prism Music
- My Great God Cares for Me: Prism Music