“Let Mt. Zion Rejoice”
The Sanctuary Choir of
Bellevue Baptist Church
Soloists: Mrs. Nancy Hamilton and Mr. Kenneth Byrd
Dr. Thomas P. Lane, Minister of Music
Dr. Adrian Rogers, Pastor
Mrs. Jerry W. Grise, Organist
Mrs. Walter Lafferty, Pianist
From the album notes:
“Music has been an integral part of worship at Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee, for the past seventy-four years. During this time, many outstanding and dedicated musicians have led in her music ministry. For the past twenty-nine years Dr. Thomas P. “Tommy” Lane has served as her Minister of Music. The Sanctuary Choir, under his direction, has grown from 50 to more than 300 singers. This record includes a composite of the type of music that has been sung and is sung from Sunday to Sunday, by the choir. From the classical sacred to the simpliest sacred music, the Love of God is proclaimed through music.
The Choir is ably accompanied by Mrs. Jerry Grise, organist, and Mrs. Walter Lafferty, pianist. The organ, a 71 rank Mueller Pipe Organ, was designed by Mrs. Grise who has been church organist since she was a senior in high school. The piano is a 9 foot Lester concert grand. Mrs. Lafferty has been the church pianist for the past ten years. The record was recorded in the Bellevue Sanctuary.
Bellevue Baptist Church, under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Adrian Rogers, is the second largest Baptist Church in the Southern Baptist Convention. For more than 25 years the morning worship service has been telecast, and both the morning and evening worship services have been broadcast.”
Recorded by Rodney Peppenhorst
Mastered by Bruce Leek
USC Sound Enterprises