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The Offering Project first single released

Teeks and Hollie Smith
Posted March 29, 2019

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