A Live Retrospective: 2017-2018

Monday, October 1, 2018
A Live Retrospective (album cover)

Wen Reagan, an alumnus of the Graduate Program in Religion, has recently released a new live album: "A Live Retrospective: 2017-2018!"

These recordings are the sounds of teachers, physicians, accountants, students, speech therapists, and engineers, all volunteers in a 200-person congregation, offering what little time they could (usually 1-2 hours a week) to practice and then lead their church family in musical worship on Sundays. In this, these songs document the lovely and messy singing life of a congregation led by lovely and messy musicians. 

The first five tracks were recorded at the inaugural conference for Hope Counseling Services at Chapel Hill Bible Church in November of 2017. The rest of the album features congregational songs sung at All Saints Church in Durham, NC, on Sunday mornings for services of Holy Eucharist throughout the church year. 

The album features several original arrangements of old hymns, some creative takes on recent worship songs, and a few complete originals from friends at All Saints. At its core, this album is a gift to her church family at All Saints Church, yet Reagan hopes that it blesses many well beyond that, even in its own mundane, blemished beauty! 

Through 2018, 50% of all proceeds from this album sale will go to Hope Counseling Services in Chapel Hill, NC.