Charles Wesley broke many barriers to become "the most gifted and indefatigable poet and hymnwriter that England has ever known,". Charles would give music, heart ,and soul to the Methodist movement that he and his brother John Wesley led.
For more than 200 years these treasured hymns have touched the lives of millions, for they are the most compelling music the world has ever known.
Great Hymns of the Christian Faith Sung in Church for Generations. A Mighty Fortress is our God Be Thou My Vision All Creatures of Our God and King O Sacred Head Now Wounded
This is the amazing biography of the blind hymn writer, Fanny Crosby. As the writer of more than 10,000 hymns, all penned after the age of 40, she is credited with authoring more verse than any human in history.
The Dancing Word offers a unique hybrid of storytelling and dance created by Betsey Beckman, one of the finest liturgical dancers in North America. Here is the Bible - and two of its most important women -- Miriam and Mary -- made powerfully present with an expressive artistry to charge the imagination, soften the heart, and fire the soul with love.
Based on the book of Genesis, this beloved poem by African-American poet James Weldon Johnson comes to life with fresh, bold imagery through the vocal and dance interpretation of Betsey Beckman.
You know of her through the TV series "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye." Now here is the rest you didn’t know, and her story is sure to capture a place in your heart. In this program, Sue tells how God helped her overcome daunting obstacles to share her message of hope and inspiration with others.
We have all felt the power of a well-told story. That's one reason why teachers, preachers and speakers who could tell a story are so fondly remembered. Their stories touched us, taught us, shaped us. Now it's our turn. We yearn to tell stories that will touch, teach and shape the hears in our family circle, classroom, congregation or public forum. Storytelling Know-How for Teachers, Preachers and Speech-ifiers shows just how to tell such stories, how our eyes, voice, face, hands and props can be used to make our listeners' imaginations soar.
Long ago in 1844, in the quiet of an Austrian winter, a young priest, Father Joseph Mohr, blesses a newborn child in December. Emotionally moved by the baby boy, he is inspired to write a poem to commemorate the child’s birth. The poem would eventually become the most beloved Christmas carol the world has ever known - sung in more than 120 languages. This magical story for the entire family will touch the heart and soul of all - and features the enchanting harmony of the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir.
Almost everyone knows the image, but few know "the rest of the story." Warner Sallman's portrait of Jesus Christ is one of the most recognized paintings of the 20th century, indeed one of the most recognized images ever. The New York Times says, "the popularity of Sallman's 'Head of Christ' makes Warhol's 'Soup Can' seem downright obscure."
This video is an astonishing and beautiful array of nativity scenes collected from across the globe.
Charles Wesley penned more than 6,500 magnificent hymns. His hymns speak clearly of the theology and belief of the early Methodist movement. In this fascinating one-man play, you'll hear the true stories of the early days of Methodism, the events that led up to his conversion, his brother John's "Aldersgate Experience," and the astonishing events that unfolded as the Wesley brothers first began to preach -- and sing -- in the fields of England.
The remarkable history of the British choral tradition is explored in this 8-part series about the glories of religious music. As your ears enjoy this extraordinary musical journey, your eyes will feast on the beautiful scenery of ruined abbeys, the glorious English countryside, its grand cathedrals, beautiful gardens, and lofty churches throughout the country.
Peter Jackson is an accomplished British pianist who has been blind since the age of two. In this live performance recorded before an audience in Fraserburgh, Scotland, Peter plays favorite hymns as well as classical and jazz pieces. He also shares his amazing story of faith and perseverance.
A documentary on the life and entire artistic production of Giotto (1267-1337), considered the greatest of all the Italian Gothic painters. The innovations and originality that Giotto brought to the art world have influenced all artists since. His life and art are presented here -- from Assisi to Rome, Rimini to Padova and, of course, in his own Florence.
Just days before the event, Curtain Call Productions was alerted by its friends in Israel that the Upper Galilee Choir and Ranaana Symphonette Orchestra would be performing Handel's Messiah at Tabgha, the traditional site of Jesus Christ's miracle of feeding the five thousand along the Sea of Galilee. Working quickly and in close coordination with The Benedictine Monastery Tabgha, a professional video and audio team with 5 digital cameras and 16 microphones assembled in sanctuary of Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish and recorded this inspiring performance on December 14, 2002.
The heart of the Christian faith is summarized in the Apostles' Creed. This selection of hymns reflects the faith of our fathers as seen in the Apostles' Creed.
Filmed and recorded at Dublin's St. Patrick's Cathedral and Galway's famed Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, this two-hour soul-stirring concert features hundreds of voices, including America’s West Point Glee Club, soloist Dennis O'Neill, Bernadette Greevy, Catherine Coates, the Galway Baroque Singers and the choristers of Belfast Cathedral.
This Christmas experience the music and majesty of the season as seen through the heart of a child.
The fifth in the History of Christian Worship series, The Expression explores how visual art, drama and media have been used in various times and places in Christian worship for the creative expression of the faith.
The fourth in the History of Christian Worship series, The Music explores how liturgy and music have enriched the celebration of God’s story throughout centuries of Christianity