- Artist: Angel Lite Garrett
- Format: CD
- Release Date:8/26/2008
\'What I LOVE about Angel\'s music is that in the many times I\'ve watched her perform, she\'s moved me in a way very few artists have. She has this amazing way of fusing her sincerity, heart and passion, with elegance and class to connect with her audience. When she sings, she lures your spirit onstage with her and instead of being an observer, you become part of this blessed experience. From the very first time I heard her sing until today, she is by far one of my favorite female artists.\' Alvin Slaughter Recording Artist, Author, Inspirational Speaker Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, Angel came face-to-face with her musical destiny at an early age. Enraptured by the euphonious symphony of local church choirs, Angel established a myriad of singing groups and choirs between grade school and high school in Mount Holly, New Jersey. "I would grab anybody that even remotely had a voice and put them in a choir," she said. This intense passion for vocal expression was so compelling that Angel also committed to teaching herself to play the piano. Developing her skills as a pianist, she says, ensured that a dependable musician-Angel herself-was present and accounted for at each performance. After receiving the Lord at age 17, Angel's zeal for music took on a new meaning. With a steadfast mission of touching the heart of people while touching the heart of God, worship became the hallmark of this emerging Christian concert artist and recording artist. A quote by Bob Kauflin, Director of Worship Development at Sovereign Grace Ministries in Gaithersburg, Maryland provides the best snapshot of Angel's sentiments regarding her staunch commitment to leading worship. "An effective corporate worship leader, aided and led by the Holy Spirit, skillfully combines biblical truth with music to magnify the worth of God and the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, thereby motivating the gathered church to join him in proclaiming and cherishing the truth about God and seeking to live all of life for the glory of God." Faithfully serving for several years as music director, choir director, vocal trainer, teacher, and pianist in local churches, Angel's journey includes leading the Montclair NJ Christ Church 100 voice choir at New York's world-renowned Lincoln Center and at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Angel's fascinating career encompasses the eclectic genres of Contemporary Christian, Gospel, R&B, and opera. Through her unwavering dedication to meticulous vocal precision and with exacting proficiency as a musician, Angel has been invited to share the stage with CeCe Winans, Juanita Bynum Ron Kenoly, Bishop Joseph Garlington, Morris Chapman, Judy Jacobs, Parachute Band, Alvin Slaughter, among others. "Journey" is a musical reflection of Angel's life over recent years. "It was the best of times and the worst of times," she recalls. The healing in "Journey" is emotionally medicinal and artfully expressed in the songs "Me Time" and "I Needed the Quiet." These two songs, Angel says, encourage and validate the need for self-care. "You're Welcome Here" is a song that reminds us that God is just a "welcome" away and the song, "May Your Presence Go with Us," speaks to the Spirit behind "Journey," inviting God take the lead in guiding us onward. When asked how "Journey" is different from her previous two albums, "Ready to Go Higher," and "Beautiful River," Angel pauses reflectively before stating, "I wouldn't say it's different, but rather dearer to my heart because it expresses the trials and struggles of reconciling human sufferings and the plan and purpose of God. It's really just another brick in the path of my journey."
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