This story is from Julie Perine and our media companions at Join Bridgeport.
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) – “O Holy Night time” echoes all through the world every vacation season, maybe notably on Christmas Eve.
Stephen and Belinda Pishner wished to be sure that continued to occur this yr, regardless of the circumstances. The Pishners, of All Saints Parish, launched their very own rendition of the basic carol – together with an unique video – on YouTube.
“I wished to get this track out on-line, for folks to listen to and revel in and possibly even carry their spirits as this (COVID-19) pandemic appears to be worsening,” stated Stephen Pishner. “This Christmas goes to be arduous in some methods for many individuals and I believe music generally is a type of therapeutic.”
The duo performs Pishner’s personal musical association, which is accompanied by a video filmed at St. Joseph Cathedral in Wheeling.
“I assumed St. Joseph Cathedral in Wheeling is likely to be a pleasant setting to movie this music video. I’ve typically seen Christmas live shows in cathedrals (on tv) world wide, accomplished with folks like Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli – and I assumed- why can’t I do one thing like that,” Pishner stated. “So, I embarked upon an unchartered inventive journey to get this track launched in video type.”
The video consists of photographs and scenes all through the cathedral.
“There’s a vivid coloration to the video, that merely simply comes from the paintings, the lighting, and construction of the cathedral itself,” Pishner stated. “I requested my spouse, Belinda, to affix me on this inventive endeavor and so, you’ll hear and see her on this video.”
Music was recorded at Jamie Peck Productions in Wheeling and the video was shot and edited by Liam Peck.
Pishner could be very happy with the completed product and much more happy with suggestions he has acquired, even some feedback from overseas. He hopes this one easy track can change into one in every of many issues folks can connect with this Christmas.
“I lately learn on Fb a quote that stated in regard to the pandemic, one thing like, ‘Science will get us out of this and music (and all the humanities) will get us via this,” he stated.
“O Holy Night time” is included in a set of items Pishner will embrace in a 2021 Christmas album.
The audio recording is now on iTunes and plenty of different digital music platforms worldwide. 91.9 at Oglebay’s Pageant of Lights can be that includes the track. The video, Pishner stated, provides a complete new dimension.
“It now has 1,700 views. Most significantly although, I believe the reward of music for the Christmas season this yr will play an excellent stronger function in our lives, as we journey via this most unsure and difficult time,” he stated.
“O Holy Night time,” Pishner stated, is a track that reminds us that God grew to become flesh and dwells amongst us.
“It’s a musical reward that may renew our hope and our religion,” he stated.
Tune into the All Saints Catholic Church Fb and YouTube pages at 6 p.m. at present for extra vacation worship tunes.
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