Cece Winans Delivers Stellar Concert on New Year’s Morning
Truth be told this blog will be biased as I have been a huge Cece Winans fan for 8 years now. That is ever since I stumbled on her Throne room CD in 2004 at my first undergraduate year as a journalism major at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication in Cameroon, West Africa.
After Cece’s breath- taking rendition of ‘Mercy said No’ which got me glued to that album, I eventually did what every ardent fan would do. I got every Cece Winans album that I could possibly find, earning in the process the title of ‘Mr Cece Winans’ from my mother as I belted out every song lyric with the same vocal embelishments on the syllables as Cece did.
This morning Cece Winans brought back those same memories. And just when I thought the Live in the Throne Room DVD was perfect, standing there at the fourth row and listening to Cece got me thinking again-She is so much better live!
Cece Winans raised the roof with a string of her hits including “Hallelujah Praise” “Pray” “Alabaster Box” “Jesus, You’re Beautiful” “Mercy Said No” and “Waging War” before delving into a soul stirring rendition of “More” from her more recent CD “For Always” – The Best of CeCe Winans.
But beyond the dazzling lights, gifting, stage presence, vocal clarity and technical flawlessness that enables Cece Winans to completely wrap herself around a lyric to the sheer delight of fans like me, Cece Winans is a worshipper at heart whose sincerity,grace and love for God are reflected in every performance. That endears her to us even more.
To say the least, Cece Winans ministered exceptionally well this morning in London and to both worshippers and worship leaders alike, it was a masterclass on how it is done.
Happy New Year 2012!