We are privileged to be working with The Great New Zealand Songbook creator, Murray Thom on The Offering Project.
The Offering Project is a collection of 12 gospel hymns performed by some of New Zealand’s top musicians including Dave Dobbyn, Tami Neilson and Don McGlashan, Stan Walker, Kimbra, Sol3 Mio and Maisey Rika.
The album will be released on April 26 and all proceeds will go to The Salvation Army to assist those in need.
In addition to the re-imagined hymns, 12 of New Zealand’s finest painters have created an original artwork inspired by each one of the tracks. Artists include Dick Frizzell, Lisa Reihana and Max Gimblett, among others.
The first single has been released, featuring Hollie Smith and Teeks performing a stunning rendition of 'Whakaaria Mai'.
The 12 artworks will be included in the CD liner notes, as well as being exhibited in Auckland during May. The original artworks will be available for sale, as well as limited edition prints, with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army.
Offering full tracklist:
1. ‘Abide With Me’ (1847) - Le Art
Artwork by Darryn George
2. ‘Amazing Grace’ (1779) - Dave Dobbyn
Artwork by Dick Frizzell
3. ‘Ma Te Marie’ (Unknown, Early 20th Century) - Stan Walker
Artwork by Lisa Reihana
4. ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ (1905) - Ginny Blackmore
Artwork by Michael Hight
5. ‘Whakaaria Mai (How Great Thou Art)’ (1885) - Hollie Smith & Teeks
Artwork by Reuben Paterson
6. ‘Be Thou My Vision’ (Music 1912, Words 600 A.D.) - Nathan Haines & Jonathan Crayford
Artwork by Ray Ching
7. ‘Precious Lord, Take My Hand’ (Music 1844, Words 1932) - Kimbra
Artwork by Seraphine Pick
8. ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness’ (1923) - Ruby Frost
Artwork by Max Gimblett
9. ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ (1873) - Vince Harder & Maisey Rika
Artwork by John Walsh
10. ‘Lo Ta Nu’u’ (Unknown, Early 20th Century) - Sol3 Mio
Artwork by Lonnie Hutchinson
11. ‘Be Still My Soul’ (Music 1899, Words 1752) - Tami Neilson & Don Mcglashan
Artwork by Karl Maughan
12. ‘Doxology’ (1551) - Rhombus String Quartet
Artwork by Justin Boroughs