Thursday, November 5, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Cross
SOLOMON CROSS’ DEBUT ALBUM BE FREE RELEASE DATE:
BOSTON, MA - October 21, 2009) - Solomon Cross' debut album titled Be Free is scheduled to be released on November 27, 2009.
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About the CD Album Be Free
Birthed from a time in Solomon's life when he felt like he was in bondage, Be Free is a project that allowed Solomon to believe again in the impossible. Cross says, "I lived life like I was never going to realize my dreams and passions. I believed that I would be in bondage to this way of thinking forever." A dramatic change happened when God inspired Solomon to write music that would lead him out of his doubt and into a new season of joy and fulfillment.
A compilation of original compositions that embody the theme of liberty and perseverance, Be Free is all about fighting for who you are. With a driving back beat and words that motivate the least inspired, this album conveys a sense of urgency to just go for your God given passion. Solomon's classically influenced voice combines unique contemporary christian arrangements with varying styles. Ranging from contemporary gospel to jazz, this album seeks to encourage those who are in desperate need to find out who they are in Christ. At times meditative, these songs are mere reflections of Solomon's personal journey through a tough season of uncertainty.
About Solomon Cross
The music of Solomon Cross inspirits the mixture of the classical voice rejoicing in the presence of pure gospel.His transparent communication inspires in a way that changes lives. His music brings hope and encouragement!
Up and coming artist, Solomon Cross is a classically trained baritone with strong gospel roots. Singing gospel at his fathers church at an early age, Solomon knew that he had a gift to sing. His ability to perform in the classical arena and in the church has made him a versatile artist who introduces fans to the gospel and classical genres, both of which are close to his heart. His first album (to be released Friday November 27, 2009) will be the debut of his original contemporary gospel songs. In 2010 Cross plans to release his classical album which will combine his selection of negro spirituals as well as original classical compositions.
A native Texan, singer/songwriter Solomon Moses Cross studied at McLennan Community College and later transfered to the University of Houston's Moores School of Music where he received his bachelors in vocal performance in 2005. In December of 2007 he graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music where he received his masters degree in vocal performance. In April 2007, Mr. Cross was the baritone soloist for Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass performed in Jordan Hall, conducted by Amy Lieberman. He was also the soloist in Bach cantata 78 Jesu, der du meine Seele, performed in Brown Hall at New England Conservatory.
A classical and contemporary christian artist, Solomon loves to perform works for the concert stage such as gospel, oratorios, cantatas, sacred songs and spirituals. He collaborated with Conductor Peter Lea-Cox of the Lecosaldi Ensemble of London as the baritone soloist in Bach cantata 182 Himmelskonig, sei willkommen at Christ Lutheran Church in Falmouth, Ma. A guest soloist at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Weston, Mr. Cross performed Lord God of Abraham from the Oratorio Elijah.
He currently resides in the Greater Boston area with his beautiful wife Lauren.