Everything praiseworthy and reminds us to whom we belong. Our gifts and talents come from God and it is good to see when it is done in His honor and given back to Him with all our might. Keep on praising God! I have shared my purchases with family, friends, and co-workers.
If that's what's meant by classical, i would love to hear a full orchestra with every song. This was truly a lovely CD with two wonderful musical artists. i love their style. It was a blessing to get this at this price.
If you're not very familiar with these artists or just found this DVD while browsing, you should be aware that it's not at all what it seems. This is represented as being gospel music done in a classical style with two singers appearing to sing together. For the most part, it's neither. Except for the first song, which is just the orchestra, this is pretty much live praise and worship. Also, Ms Bynum and Mr Butler only sing about half of one song together. The rest of the time they are soloing. And a good bit of that is talking or, more aptly, "motivating" in Ms Bynum's case. Her efforts at trying to hype up the audience come across as misplaced. She is "at church" (even with the requisite backing choir) while the audience and orchestra are at a formal musical gala. Ms Bynum even alludes to wanting to take the event to a different level at times. Some of the audience does move towards Ms Bynum's way eventually, but they never fully go where she tries to take them. She's in a tabernacle while they're still in a concert hall. And the orchestra never leaves their solemn, concentrated demeanor. You often see them in the background looking as though they are impatiently waiting to start playing again. The whole thing comes across as mismatched.
The vocals, music, orchestra, sound, etc, are all fabulous. If this DVD had been presented as being the dynamic praise and worship music that it actually is, and if the setting had been better suited to the purpose, I'd give this 5 stars hands down. But as it is, the mismatched purposes and starkly different frames of reference are a real distraction that take away from either purpose.
NOTE: My recommendation is qualified. If you want the praise and worship that this actually is, then I recommend it. But if you're wanting something classical like this title and such would lead you to believe, keep looking.