Do you still remember when we first featured the all-female a cappella group from Utah? Yes, it is the Brigham Young University Noteworthy (BYU Noteworthy) a cappella group. As stated in the previous article wherein they sang a remix of “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)“, BYU Noteworthy consists of nine all-female members. Their distinct talent of harmonizing and blending voices almost come to a judgment of perfection. That explains why they were declared the champions at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) in 2007.
In a music video released in 2017, the group took us again to heaven with their rendition of the gospel classic hymn, “How Great Thou Art“. However, there were not just nine people who sang in the video. There were actually about 30 of them who gathered in the mountains just to create one of the most beautiful versions of the hymn. BYU Noteworthy welcomed back its alumni in a reunion for the “How Great Thou Art” music video.
In an Instagram post by BYU Noteworthy on October 20, 2017, they said:
“We are so excited to release this video we shot with all of our Noteworthy alumni sisters. We feel so much love for all of them and for all of you!”
First organized in 2003, BYU Noteworthy started as a collegiate nine-member a cappella group. They have appeared and competed on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in 2009.
WATCH the Brigham Young University Noteworthy a cappella group as they perform another gospel classic, “How Great Thou Art”:
“How Great Thou Art”: A Hymn of Praise
This gospel classic hymn, “How Great Thou Art“, dates back to the 19th century. Based on a Swedish poem, “How Great Thou Art” gets its inspiration from an account in the Bible (Deuteronomy 33:26). Carl Boberg (1859-1940), a Swedish poet, wrote the poem. It was later translated into German and Russian before being adopted as a hymn. An English missionary named Stuart K. Hine was the one who translated the hymn into English. Moreover, he added two verses of his own. Nonetheless, the hymn still followed the original Russian melody.
Furthermore, “How Great Thou Art” became an all-time favorite gospel song. Its popularity peaked in the 1940s during the Billy Graham crusades when gospel singers George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrow use to sing it in their campaigns.
Meanwhile, the hymn was considered as the United Kingdom’s favorite hymn as voted by BBC’s Songs of Praise. To note, “How Great Thou Art” was the second most favorite hymn behind “Amazing Grace“. This was based on a release of Christian Today Magazine on its list of Most Favorite Hymns of All Time in 2001.
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