Rend Collective have never lacked imagination. From the bewildering array of children’s toys and whimsical, handmade oddities they call instruments, to the hare-brained and wonderfully impractical scheme of recording a live album on the beach around a campfire, to the safety-defying audacity of shooting a music video on a fully-operational fishing boat in the turbulent Irish Sea, this fascinating worship community have always pursued the colorful and unexpected.
Fittingly, the genre-blurring artists have an unusual backstory. Hailing from the small coastal town of Bangor in Northern Ireland, the Collective developed organically, outside of the influence of the music industry and CCM culture, as a self-described “group of confused twenty-somethings trying to figure out faith, life, God and community.”
They gathered at Rend, a ministry for spiritually hungry young adults, desperately seeking an authentic, raw and real expression of church, which was informally pastored by bandleader, Gareth Gilkeson. This honest and genuine movement of prayer and missions was accompanied by the birth of a new breed of worship songs that became the foundation for their first and critically acclaimed 2010 album, “Organic Family Hymnal.”
Since these formative years, the folk-influenced troubadours have, to their surprise, been thrust onto the world stage as leading voices in the evolution of modern worship. Refreshingly, the international spotlight has little altered the heart of the Irish worshippers.
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Hot off the press from our arrangers, these are new choral arrangements released for your church, school, or ensemble including current modern anthems, modern hymns, and more. Find other seasonal choral arrangements here.
Worship songs usually start in a writing room, then go to the studio, and finally end up on stage in a live worship experience. When a worship album comes out of the studio, the producers are able to pursue complete precision around every beat of every measure of every track that makes up the whole song. Here is a list of our favorite arrangements of worship songs that have come straight out of the studio. We make the charts match the song, note for note, measure for measure!
Straight from our arrangers to you. This list is the new release feed for all of our chord charts, sheet music, and multitracks — everything new in one place, all hot off the press. Listen on Spotify. For all the new music released every Friday and each week, check out New Music Friday Worship and New Worship This Week.
These expertly curated charts provide the perfect musical backdrop for your congregation to celebrate the joy and wonder of Christmas. With precise chord notations and easy-to-follow arrangements, your worship team can confidently lead the congregation in timeless carols and modern classics. Make this Christmas season a harmonious and memorable one with our top-notch chord charts. Find free corresponding stage charts available here.
With songs that find their way into worship sets of churches all around the world, find the top 100 worship songs of 2023 here. Download chord charts, stage charts, lead sheets, choir sheets, stage charts, orchestrations, or multitracks.
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