Version 6 of the Rock Eucharist, titled Beautiful Day, debuted at Victoria Dock Church in Hull last Sunday and by all accounts it went down pretty well.
This version is quite heavily 80s influenced, as will be obvious from the list of music at the foot of this post, and probably the most ambitious we have ever attempted. However, the blending of secular with spiritual is probably the most seamless and successful we have managed to date, particularly where we have used secular riffs to underpin worship songs.
It is also fairly heavy on the keyboards, and we have much to thank key maestro Richard Fuller for in terms of replicating some classic keyboard sounds and riffs in a convincing fashion.
There are only two more events to come in this Spring season, with a third (to be held in Beverley Minster) still to be fixed, as St Michaels Church, Orchard Park have decided to take a step back from the RE and go for a more “outreachy” concert event in the Summer.
If you are anywhere near one of the venue churches, come down and join us, you won’t be disappointed (hopefully). If not, you could always book us for your own church.
Songs and part songs used in RE6: Beautiful Day
Sledgehammer (Gabriel), Come Now Is The Time To Worship (Doerksen), Feeling Good (Newley/Bricusse), Jump (Van Halen/Van Halen/Anthony/Roth), Let Everything That Has Breath (Redman), Beautiful Day (Bono/The Edge/Clayton/Mullen Jnr), Wish You Were Here (Waters/Gilmour), New Day (Cantelon), Another Day In Paradise (Collins), The Final Countdown (Tempest), Our God (Tomlin/Redman), Sweet Child Of Mine (Rose/Slash/Stradlin/McKagan/Adler), When I Survey (Watts/Cooper/Cooper), Surrender (James), You’re Beautiful (Wickham), 10,000 Reasons (Redman), My Glorious (Smith/Garrard), Happy Day (Hughes)