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Title: March/April 2003
Date: 01-Mar-2003

An e-newsletter from to 5000 subscribers.

Written by: Wah Lok


Tabernacle Music is dedicated to promote original music, worship albums and major musical and prayer events, primarily in Malaysia. It is also a resource centre which provides free teaching materials on worship, music, songwriting and prayer. It is also an information center where you can find out the latest musical and prayer events in the country. There are now more than 5000 subscribers to this website. The website is 22 months old and has generated 256000 hits, with more than 36,000 visits over this short period.

Latest Releases in Malaysia

The following are the latest Gospel Albums released in Malaysia.

  1. Reprise - Geoffrey Woo
    Reprise is a collection of 12 songs by Geoffrey Woo. Geoffrey has been writing songs for 25 years and previously released 5 albums. Reprise is a retrospective collection of his previous works. Geoffrey is releasing this album to raise funds for his church building fund.

  2. Totally You - Acts Church
    Totally You is a compilation of 5 worship songs written by young people for the ACTS Church. The title track Totally You is an outstanding worship song written by Alex Tan. In Your presence, written by Jay Loh and Ryan Foo is another good worship song. Another outstanding song in the album Child was written by Jay Loh. Child has an intimate touch to it. Sandra Chin, Worship Pastor of Acts Church sang most of the lead vocals.

  3. All 4 Him - Band from members of SIB Church
    All 4 Him are a talented group of young Christians from the SIB church. The group consists of Patrick JohnnyAssun, Lenny, Joshua, Ruby, Tunung and Joe Endie. They produced this Malay album with 8 original songs from members of the SIB church. The songs are quite contemporary.

Upcoming Music Events in Malaysia

25-30 March 2003 Prophetic Worship School with Wynne Goss & Tabernacle of David, Kuala Lumpur
David Swan
10-13 April Soul Survivor Malaysia, Transfusion Christian Life Centre, Petaling Jaya
Youth Pastor's Training and Worship Concerts
18-20 April A timeless Love - An Easter Musical Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil
Featuring the Singing Cross
Presentation of Calvary Church, KL
24-25 May The Rose of Sharon First Baptist Church, Petaling Jaya
A musical by the Canticle Singers and Orkes Praise Malaysia
26-27 September 4th International Worship Congress Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil 
With David Swan, Henry Ramaya and Jonathan David (Organised by Tabernacle of David)

Some of these events are featured in under Malaysian Music Calendar.

Upcoming Prayer Events in Malaysia for year 2003

July 5 Launch of 40 days prayer and fasting
July 21 - Aug 29 40 Day Nationwide prayer and fasting
Aug 27 - 29 National Prayer Conference with Cindy Jacobs & Barry Boucher
Aug 29 Merdeka National Prayer Rallies
- Light Up The Nation 2003

These events are featured in under Malaysian Prayer Calendar.

Artistes Review

  1. Geoffrey Woo - Album Reprise

    Geoffrey Woo is a singer/composer, and has been in the music ministry for 20 years. He received this calling while he was an Engineering student in Melbourne, Australia. Upon completion of his studies, he returned to Malaysia and stepped out into the ministry and has been living by faith all these years. This is the special aspect of his ministry, to be evidence of God's ability to provide supernaturally.

    In those 20 years, Geoffrey has released 5 albums and 3 singles. The last album, REPRISE, is a retrospective album culled from his previous work. It is also a commemoration of 25 years of song-writing. Two of his singles have received radio air-play in Singapore, namely, JUST ONE LIFE Pt.II and MORE THAN LIFE. The latter single has literally traveled around the world, having been selected for the onboard programming on Singapore Airlines flights for one month.

    Throughout his ministry, Geoffrey has ministered in churches around Malaysia and Singapore, and has toured Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, Manila in the Philippines, and Jakarta and Bali in Indonesia. In spite of all this, Geoffrey still manages to keep a low profile.

  2. Michelle Tan - Album Better Days

    Michelle is one of Malaysia's youngest artiste emerging in Gospel Music. She comes from a very musical church, The Tabernacle of David. With such a background, she has written many worship songs at a young age. In 2001, aged 20 years, she released her debut solo album Better Days. She wrote all the songs in the album. Her songs are both exciting and fresh and has her own distinctive style. Michelle is set to become one of Malaysia's outstanding Christian artistes/songwriter in the years to come.

    More Malaysian Artistes are featured in under "Artistes"

Training Opportunities

April 1
(commencement date)
Contemporary Guitar Course by Jedidiah Wong (16 hours) Canaan Church, KL
April 22
(commencement date)
Jazz Harmony by Timothy Lee (16 hours) Canaan Church, KL
25-27 April Sound Engineering by Timothy Lee (16 hours) Canaan Church, KL

For more information, visit under "Training Opportunities" 

Wah Lok's Vision

Wah Lok will be travelling to various towns across Malaysia to conduct music and worship workshops, and share his vision for Malaysian Gospel Music. He believes it is time for Malaysian Gospel music to take a leap into the international scene. Songwriters must begin to write and use their songs in their local church services. He will be at the following towns this year.

22 March Johor Bahru
3-4 May Malacca
25-27 July Segamat
25-26 September Dungun, East Coast
31 Oct - 2 Nov Penang

Do you have interesting music news?

If you have interesting music news, you can send them to and I will try to feature them especially if they involve inter-church activities.

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© Ng Wah Lok. 2003

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