|PHOTO COURTESY OF LYDIA ISNANTO|
A group of music talents from CHC’s Indonesian service are about to launch their first worship album.
Contributed By Kelly Tang
3PM is a band formed out of the Indonesian service at City Harvest Church, and is named for the hour at which the Indonesian service used to start on Sundays. Today, the services are held at 9:30 a.m. at The Riverwalk.
The band is about to launch its first worship album, Unto You. It contains a collection of original English and Indonesian praise and worship songs written and produced by the band, that carries a uniquely Indonesian flavor.
The Indonesian service started in 2002 under the leadership of pastor, Aries Zulkarnain. This service soon became a haven for many Indonesian Christians who had settled in Singapore and were studying or working here. Over the years, this community of believers has grown into a strongly-knit group that serves God wholeheartedly with their talents.
“All the lyrics and music are original creations by our band members,” said Charles Halim, one of the producers of 3PM Records Worship Album the album. “We are so excited to share our music with others, to bless people in our beloved country, Indonesia, and all around the world. We want to bring hope and inspire others, to express that no matter who we are or where we come from, Jesus brings out the best in all of us.”
The members of this band come from different backgrounds: some have studied, lived or worked overseas in places as far away as Europe and America. They met when they started attending the church in Singapore. United in their love for music, they began serving God in English and Indonesian services through their gifts of music and song.
Zulkarnain is all smiles about this latest endeavor. “I am very happy to see the band members working on this project together. I believe they will make a great album that will bless many people!”
The album is currently at its postproduction stage, and will be officially launched during Asia Conference 2010, which happens May 26 to 30.