Holy Week 2014
Lent offers us the opportunity to walk alongside Jesus, from his glory revealed when he was transfigured, to his…More...
We just won a WAMI for Christian Artist of the Year! What’s a WAMI, you ask? It’s like the Grammy’s…More...
Koiné is excited to be sharing the Lenten Trilogy Illuminated at St. Marcus Lutheran in Milwaukee this coming Holy Week. For all of those who are not able to join us, we will be sharing a LIVE internet broadcast of the event. The Lenten Trilogy Illuminated is comprised of 3 parts telling the story of Jesus Christ from the Mount of Transfiguration through the crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, and concludes with us looking towards His return. Footsteps to the Cross, Tenebrae, and The Vine and Branches, each begin where the previous story ends. While each are comprised of scriptural narrration, music, and multimedia to share the message, each one is unique and we encourage you to watch them all.
A unique aspect of this presentation is we are able to include environmental projection. This is a technique where we paint the room in light, immersing the viewers into scene and story like never before. It's difficult to explain what a powerful element this adds to the telling of the story without experiencing it for yourself, which is why we encourage you to experience it for yourself. Either in person, or through the LIVE broadcast of each event.
While the internet streaming is free to all, we ask that if you are able you contribute, even a small ammount, this will help us defray the cost and help with our efforts to share more events like these with viewers from around the world. Think of our mission churches around the world sharing God's Word who can use these events as a resource. Our soldiers stationed far from home who cannot attend their home churches. There are many who will benefit from these broadcasts, so please help us to share it with them through your donations.
Footsteps to the Cross
Sunday, April 13, 2014 5:30pm
Friday, April 18, 2014 5:00 & 7:30pm
Child care available at 5pm
The Vine and Branches
Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:00am
St. Marcus Lutheran Church
2215 N Palmer Street
We would like to share a newer arrangment of Jerusalem the Golden which we recorded for our Tenebrae Service at St. Marcus Lutheran on March March 24, 2013. The background is also from that service.
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"Christ is the Firstborn" was arranged and written for an event we played that highlighted 1st Christians from Collosae. The event happened to feature the entire book of Collosians spoken/orated, start to finish, similarly to what it would have been those who first received the letter. We really wanted to focus on what first century ears would have heard. After some research we found out that Paul, in a few of his letters, quoted contemporary songs to highlight what he was trying to say in his letters - a kind of, "Hey, you know this song, . . . now let me unpack its meaning for you." It just so happened that one of those songs is believed to be Collosians 1:15-20. We took that idea and tried to make a musical bridge between two centuries, the 1st and the 21st. Using the text we arranged a song that could be played both with modern and ancient instruments. The posted version is the 21st century version. The 1st century version featured only clapping, harp, hand drums, and vocals.
Koine is extremely excited to be nominated, once again, for The Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Christian/Gospel Artist of the year. Last year was the first year that we were nominated and we're proud to say that we won. What makes us most excited is the opportunity to share God's message with an audience that may not have otherwise heard of Koiné except through opportunities like this one. We pray that God continues to use us and our gifts to share His Word. A big thanks to all of you who have supported us for over a decade now. Without all of you, our ministry would not be where it is today.We just won a WAMI for Christian Artist of the Year! What’s a WAMI, you ask? It’s like the Grammy’s only for artists from the state of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Area Music Industry is the official name behind the acronym, if you were wondering. But I guess the real question is, what does this all mean?
Well, it’s exciting for all of us, and for our ministry. From traveling around the country, to television appearances, and now an award, we are granted so many opportunities to share God’s message, each and every day with an ever-growing number of people.
We would like to thank you all, our family of supporters, who have shared and helped grow our ministry through the years. Thank you for helping us share the message of Jesus Christ, our Savior, through music.
If you haven’t already, please listen to the free music player, or watch some of our videos on out YouTube Channel. And most importantly, please share our music and message with your friends, family, and anyone who will listen. Thanks! - See more at: http://www.koinemusic.com/news/195-wami-christian-artist-of-the-year#sthash.GeMV3Eeu.dpuf
Lent offers us the opportunity to walk alongside Jesus, from his glory revealed when he was transfigured, to his glory hidden when he was disfigured and nailed to the cross. Though the season may make us sorrowful, its purpose is to have us long for that first glimpse of life on Easter morning. As we trudge through the dead faith and decay of blind scoffing, sleepy disciples, a betraying friend, and brutal abuse, we know Jesus went through all of it for us that we might be grafted into the Vine that sprouted from the empty tomb.
These illustrations are to be used in a new Koine motion graphic. The idea here is to depict the events and objects surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus. As the camera moves from scene to scene, only partial views and shadows of figures hint at the gruesome event. My drawings progress from thumbnail sketches to reference photos, then pencil, ink and digital color. I then pass them on to members of Koine who will digitally arrange the drawings and create movement with a virtual camera. In theory the end product, combined with music and in sequence with other songs and visuals will allude to the power and grace of God's solution to humanity's problem.