HeartSong Records Live Album During Concert

by Michaela Carpenter, Public Relations Writer

For more than 30 years Cedarville University’s HeartSong worship teams have recorded an album each spring. This year, the teams will record a live album, the third one the ministry has produced and the first major recording in the Jeremiah Chapel since its recent renovation.

The recording will take place March 25 at 8:30 p.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center, and will be free and open to the public. The teams welcome visitors from local churches and various camps that the ministry partners with throughout the year.
This year’s album is called “Praise the King” and will include unique arrangements of popular songs like “Your Love Awakens Me” by Phil Wickham, “Resurrecting” by Elevation Worship and the title track “Praise the King” by Corey Voss.

“The whole album is centered on bringing praises to the Almighty King, glorifying his name over our own selves,” said Ashlynn Kelly, ministry and event coordinator for HeartSong ministries. “It’s what we were created to do, and I think these songs give us the opportunity to do that.”

One of the highlights of recording an album is the role that students are able to play in the process, explained Kelly. They work alongside full-time staff members in each step, from song selection to developing arrangements to rehearsing and recording the album. The benefit of a live album is that it also allows other students and visitors to become part of that process.

Physical copies and downloads of “Praise the King” will be released for purchase April 20.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.