Mark Forrest, International Irish Tenor was born and raised in the city of Dublin. Mark has performed on television, radio and stages throughout the world. From entertainment in the White house for the President of the United States, to performances for Our holy Father Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Hollywood stars Charlton Heston and Maureen O'Hara and singer Shirley Bassey, Mark's inspirational voice has won the hearts of all.
For a program that contains music not only by Tallis, Byrd, and Josquin but also Barber, Gorecki, and Poulenc, Renaissance Music for Inner Peace is something of a misnomer. Five of the 16 pieces here come not from the Renaissance but from the 19th and 20th centuries. No matter. The Sixteen, the English choral group founded by director Harry Christophers, have long been known for their embrace of music outside the traditional domain of Oxbridge a cappella ensembles, and this disc serves as a fine sampler of their artistry, as well as fulfilling its chill-out-to-the-classics marketing scheme
One of the most remarkable successes in Christian music was the debut of this seven-member vocal arts ensemble from San Antonio, Texas. Using re-creations of ancient instruments, SAVAE performs the music of Aztec composers -- devotional songs that were composed in honor of the appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the 16th century.
Recorded in the Presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration (EWTN) lovingly dedicate this CD to the Divine Child Jesus, for whom Mother Angelica has such great devotion. A beautiful compilation of hymns in honor of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament including O Sacrum Convivium, Adoro Te, Panis Angelicus, The King of Love, O Sacrament Most Holy, Ave Verum and many others totaling 18 hymns of sacred music.