THE BEETHOVAN MOMENT
It was spring in Toronto. Allison was unhappily wading through a Psych degree. The one thing that sustained her, singing in the Toronto Mendlessohn Youth Choir, brought her to the majestic Roy Thompson Hall. Elmer Isler stood at the podium, and a mass choir of 200 voices surrounded her. They had reached the Beethoven number. Allison was usually absorbed by the music, but that night, she was distracted by Abnormal Psych 102. "What's wrong with me?" She looked over the orchestra. "I'm in this amazing place with incredible musicians. Why I am letting stuff take me from this moment." Her gaze fell on the cello. The bow swept across the strings, and the world shifted.... Elmer Isler lifted his hands and the 200 voices rose from their seats. Allison opened her mouth and belted out that German like nothing before.
Since that day, Allison has devoted herself to the arts. She acts in theatre, film, television, and commercials. She has trained her voice classically, but has performed many forms of music. She sings cabaret, music theatre, gospel, jazz, and anything that can raise her passion. She has written and directed shows for fundraising efforts.
Allison has founded Jarvis Muse Productions in the interest of creating and showcasing Canadian talent in all forms of live and recorded performance.
IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL was recorded in St. John's York Mills Anglican Church, Toronto, Canada. Allison first learned to sing gospel music in this church under the Southern-Baptist hand of Boni Strang. Allison was fortunate to be joined by the awesome talents of Boni on piano, as well as the incredible Monika Burany on vocals, and the multi-talented Gerald Flemming on guitar, djembe, and vocals. "Recording the cd was nothing short of a spiritual experience. As the music flowed through the halls of the church, it was clear that God was in every sound we made. I hope you love these songs, and that they can bring you closer to the love of God." Allison xo
Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works, and glorify God in heaven.
Check out the artist's website:
1. I Call Out Your Name
2. Sweet Hour of Prayer
3. You Noticed Me
4. Do Lord
6. It Is Well With My Soul