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Directed by Ronald Staheli
This recording continues the intent of the Singers' two earlier CDs, 'We Sing of Christ' and 'Songs of the Soul,' adding another dimension in expressions of love and faith for Jesus Christ in their interpretations of African-American spirituals. There are 21 classic Spirituals here, the title tune, 'Were You There' (sung in concert with the BYU Concert Choir and Men's Chorus), Adolphus Hailstork's 'Crucifixion,' 'By and By,' 'Ain't Got Time to Die,' 'See What the End Is Gonna Be' (an original by founder/conductor/arranger Ronald Staheli), Moses Hogan's 'I Got a Home in-a dat Rock' 'Elijah Rock,' Didn't My Lord Daniel Deliver' and 'The Battle of Jericho,' 'Shut de Do',' 'Let Me Fly' and 'Ain't that News.' But there's not a weak cut on this recording- 'I Believe' is upbeat, joyous stuff, one of our favorite recordings by a great chorus!