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David C Cook/Kingsway Music Announces “MANIFESTO” from The City Harmonic as National Day of Prayer Anthem
by Diane Morrow Thursday, May 05, 2011
Colorado Springs, CO—Kingsway, the music arm of the David C Cook family, is pleased to announce that “Manifesto” by The City Harmonic’s will be the anthem for the National Day of Prayer Pray Nashville event. With a vision to foster unity within the Christian Church, the mission of the National Day of Prayer is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. This year’s National Day of Prayer is being held on Thursday (May 5).
The sentiment of unity and the heart of the gospel is what The City Harmonic intended to capture with the song. “We went into the studio with copies of several ancient Christian creeds printed off. Before long we had them spread all over the control room and were frantically writing things down and massaging the words, trying to find a way to capture the heart and the ideas in just a few words,” says The City Harmonic frontman, Elias Dummer. “We really wanted to keep it simple and universal.”
“People sometimes make ‘the gospel’ about a hundred different little things,” continues Dummer. “This is what a ‘manifesto’ usually does - but the gospel is remarkably simple. We could spend our whole lives debating ‘rightness’ – and reach the end having loved no one. So it just made sense to center on the simplicity of the Apostle’s Creed and the Lord’s Prayer. It’s almost as though they just weren’t distracted. They were agreeing on the basics of the way to see the world. God is the real thing, He is good, and He has won. He set us free to be a people, no longer ruled by sin and selfishness, but to be a Kingdom of love as real today as it will be forever: freed from death and all the roads that lead to it. And just as the prayer says, ‘God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven’ – we’re a people bringing heaven to earth. This is the people of God.”
As “Manifesto” continues to gather significant radio airplay, over 40,000 copies of the single have been sold so far. More than 451,000 people have viewed the “Manifesto” video at www.youtube.com/thecityharmonic. With the song continuing its ascent, RELEVANT, CCM, Music Remedy, Worship Leader, Colossal Pop, Examiner.com, NewReleaseTuesday.com, Hollywood Jesus, United Methodist Reporter, Amazon.com, IndieVisionMusic.com, NinetyandNine.com, Soul-Audio and many more have weighed in and found The City Harmonic EP compelling on multiple levels, many giving the band five star rankings and naming them “Ones To Watch” in 2011.
Since 1875, David C Cook continues to be a leading nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Co, with offices in Elgin, Illinois, Paris, Ontario, Canada, and Eastbourne, UK, David C Cook resources are published in over 150 languages, distributed in more than 80 countries, and sold worldwide. The Kingsway music division produces over 30% of the top 500 praise and worship songs sung around the world. For more information, visit www.davidccook.com.
Diane is the Vice President of Public Relations at The B&B Media Group/ The Barnabas Agency. Based in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
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