Friday, February 10, 2017

CD REVIEW: Higher by Nathan Pacheco



ABOUT THE CD

Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that lift the soul.
Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love
5. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
6. Come As You Are
7. Sonda-Me, Usa-Me
8. In Christ Alone
9. Through All My Days
10. How Great Thou Art
11. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
12. Nella Fantasia

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Nathan Pacheco is a classically trained tenor who has a passion for reaching out and uplifting people through music. In addition to being a television and recording artist, Nathan completed his debut solo tour in 2013. He has been featured globally in live performances, including touring the United States, Canada, and Mexico with Yanni; performing with Latin singing sensation Olga Tañon; touring England, Scotland, and Wales with Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra; performing for Prince Charles in conjunction with the British Forces Foundation and the USO; and performing with the San Diego Symphony. Introducing Nathan Pacheco and Christmas with Nathan Pacheco began airing on PBS in 2012. Nathan has also been featured prominently in broadcasts with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Katherine Jenkins, and Yanni. He has been featured on multiple Yanni recordings, including his latest album, Inspirato, on which Nathan was featured alongside Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, and other opera stars. Nathan’s debut album was released in 2012 by Disney Pearl. Shortly after its release, it registered as one of the top purchased classical/crossover discs on iTunes and Amazon. His latest album, Higher, will be released on February 10, 2017.

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REVIEW

Oh, my goodness!  What a voice!  I absolutely loved this album.  Not only does Pacheco have a gorgeous voice but the music was beautiful and the arrangements amazing.  I was previously familiar with some of these songs, such as His Love, which I remember from my Especially for Youth experience many years ago, also How Great Thou Art and Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing are old favorites of mine.  But the arrangements are new and clearly perfect for Pacheco's voice.  I literally got chills listening to this.  I can safely say that this is now a favorite album and will be listened to many times in the future. I highly recommend that if you enjoy spiritually touching music that you check this one out.

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