Juno and Covenant Award winner Brian Doerksen is releasing his first ever Christmas album 'The Heart Of Christmas' on November 15th. The collection of original Christmas compositions tells the story of all stories; God with all of us, even in our mess. Included in this fifteen-song ensemble are a number of traditional classics like ‘It Came Upon the Midnight Clear’ while the Pacific Mennonite Children’s choir joins in on ‘Stille Nacht’ (Silent Night) singing in his parent’s mother tongue of German, the birthplace of Christmas carols.
"This is the album I’ve been waiting my whole life to make" explains Brian Doerksen.
Included with the original cuts, you’ll discover a Christmas Edition of the known and loved ‘Hope of The Nations’, and a song for those who struggle with missing loved ones called ‘Saddest Season.’ The lead single is the buoyant ‘Magical Lights’ featuring the smooth and soulful vocals of Marika Siewert. This stand out track will be available on Spotify and all major digital outlets starting November 1st.
Brian Doerksen is an award-winning songwriter, recording artist, author & conference speaker, but most of all he loves spending time with his high-school sweetheart Joyce (they have been married for 35 years.) Brian & Joyce have 4 daughters and 2 sons with Fragile X Syndrome. His songs are known and sung internationally in churches of all kinds including ‘Come now is the time to worship’, ‘Refiner’s Fire’ and ‘The River.’