LLC-CD35 O Time of Joy in Zion$17.00
Recorded at LLC Peace Garden Youth Days in September 2012, this first in a pair of commemorative CDs marking the annual event’s 40th anniversary features the vibrant voices of hundreds of young people. The CD’s 13 songs are sung to piano accompaniment, which is customary for the Youth Days singing in the Burdick Center, where most of the scheduled activity takes place. This CD’s “live feel” gives the listener the sense of being there. It is primarily comprised of songs from the weekend schedule that express the thanks and joy of young believers, and it also includes two communion songs that recall the Lord’s Holy Supper, which is an annual part of the weekend. Sarina Siljander directed and recorded the material. Ian Hendrickson accompanied all but one song on the center’s concert grand piano. Janna Ylioja played the remaining song. The CD jacket includes photos from the event and setting. A second CD, to be released later this year, will feature songs from the Youth Days’ Sunday evening that is traditionally dedicated to singing.