Music_art2 I am thankful that our family grew up with a love for music. I studied classical piano (completed my 8th Grade exams) and dabbled a bit with saxophone and guitar too. I also studied music theory (completed 5th Grade exams) and arranging. Over the years I’ve done some song-writing and some recording too. In fact, my first ministry role in church was with worship and music. I thought I’d do this the rest of my life … but God had other plans. Nevertheless, I still enjoy music very much.

Here are some of my enjoyable musical styles and artists:

  • Worship Music – Michael W. Smith, Hillsong, Delirious?, Israel Houghton and Lincoln Brewster
  • Contemporary Christian Music – currently I enjoy listening to Leeland, The Fray, Relient K, Switchfoot and Brooke Fraser. As a teenager, I really liked artists such as Keith Green, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Andrae’ Crouch, Petra, and Russ Taff.
  • Pop Music – some artists whose musical style I quite enjoy include: U2, Jamie Cullum, Michael Buble, John Mayer, Celine Dion and Norah Jones.
  • Classical Music – you can’t go past a Bach or Mozart piano concerto. When it comes to classical singing, I really enjoy Andrea Bocelli (great music to play while cooking Italian food!) and young artists such as Josh Groban.
  • Other Instrumental Music – I enjoy saxophone (Kenny G, David Koz and Brad Evans, of course!) and piano music (David Foster is my favorite arranger).

"Good people, cheer God! Right-living people sound best when praising. Use guitars to reinforce your Hallelujahs! Play his praise on a grand piano! Invent your own new song to him; give him a trumpet fanfare." Psalm 33:1-3. [The Message Bible]

6 thoughts on “My Favourite Music

  1. Excellent choices Mark! Most of them I enjoy too.
    Thank you for sharing your world.
    Blessings to you…
    Love in Christ, Marija

  2. I have a worship album by Chris Tomlin but I haven’t really had a chance to listen to it yet. Hope to soon. Mark

  3. I recommend “arriving” and “see the morning” we sing the songs at Church all the time. Glory in the highest is one I think we sung last weekend.

  4. Hey Mark,
    I was going through our worship music collection a few months ago when I came across an old dusty Integrity Music Cd. I flipped it over and just stared at the picture – could not believe what I saw. I had to read the worship leader profile a few times!
    You could probably guess what I’m talking about -All Nations Worship!!
    WOW – I just felt so proud to be a part of CityLife. You are a gifted leader.

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