The City Harmonic Coming to BC
Contemporary Christian music’s hottest new band of 2011, The City Harmonic, is bringing its award-winning infectious music to Bluefield College, Thursday, November 8.
October 25, 2012
The Bluefield show, part of the group’s “I Have a Dream” tour, will begin at 7 p.m. in BC’s Harman Chapel. Admission at the door will be $15. Tickets may be purchased in advance online for $10 by visiting www.bluefield.edu/harmonic.
Dubbed “New Artist of the Year” by the Gospel Music Association in Canada during the GMA’s 33rd Annual Covenant Awards, City Harmonic barreled its way onto the music scene with “Introducing The City Harmonic,” an EP featuring “Manifesto,” which soared to number five on iTunes and captivated more than a million viewers on YouTube.
The band quickly topped that by becoming the best selling new artist on Billboard’s Top Current Digital Sales Chart and by earning a Dove Award nomination for “New Artist of the Year.” In what seemed like no time at all, the group went from being virtually unknown to international acclaim with a 65-city co-headline tour alongside Aaron Gillespie (The Almost, Underoath).
Now, with a new album, “I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home),” fresh out of the studio, The City Harmonic is back on the road for its first international headline tour, which comes to Bluefield College on November 8 and which promises to be an immersive and worshipful music and multi-media experience.
“Music engages us emotionally and intellectually,” said band vocalist, pianist and songwriter Elias Dummer. “There are universal signs of God’s presence in every part of it. It’s like a glimpse of something bigger than ourselves, some pervasive and yet otherworldly dream. And, if we can somehow spark in people that dream, something they just can’t shake, then I hope that will inspire them to sing like every word matters, live like every day matters. And, having tasted heaven, they’ll get on with helping this world feel more like home.”
The band’s first full-length album, “I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)” is wowing critics, who are using adjectives like “fabulous,” “infectious,” “exciting,” “spectacular,” “worshipful,” “captivating,” “creative,” and “brilliant” to describe the project. Hitting number one on iTunes in Canada and never leaving the top four on the iTunes Christian/Gospel U.S. chart, “I Have a Dream” also hit number six on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart in its street week. Intelligent, deeply spiritual and intrinsically “real life,” the album reveals the poetic art of City Harmonic, a band bent on living today for the world to come.
“This project for us was like a journey through a lot of intertwining things,” said Dummer about the band’s full-length debut. “At its heart is the overarching theme of brokenness and redemption, of light and dark, the unveiling of something bigger and better than ourselves.”
Joining Dummer, bassist Eric Fusilier, guitarist Aaron Powell and drummer Josh Vanderlaan on the “I Have a Dream” tour and for the Bluefield College show will be singer/songwriter Eric Brandon; worship leader Daniel Bashta, writer of the hit song “God’s Not Dead;” and national speaker Bob Lenz, author of the book “Grace.”
Group rate tickets for The City Harmonic show at Bluefield College are $5 each. Admission for Bluefield College students, faculty and staff is free. For more information or to order your tickets online, visit www.bluefield.edu/harmonic.