“Our church has been twice blessed by the ministry of Soli Deo Gloria Ballet in 2012. The story of God’s love for us, His restoring and healing power and desire for a personal relationship was powerfully communicated in a visual and auditory feast of story, dance and song. I am so pleased that the creative arts are being used so powerfully to His glory and honour. I highly recommend the ministry of Soli Deo Gloria Ballet as one that will inspire the spirit, warm the heart and delight the senses.”
~ Dr. Dave Fowler, Senior Pastor at Life Point Church
“Thank you for your performance of Dream here at Stamford United Church.
Your words and dance worked so well together with the music, that in just three dramatically different pieces, you told the story of faith, leading us from creation’s fall to resurrection’s grace.
Thank you. Your books are a big hit too!”
~ Pastor Harvey Tobey, Niagara Falls, ON
“There was a purity of artistic expression in your feature that was unparalleled. I truly believe that the Lord was honoured and glorified through the spoken word and expressive dance that you shared with us.
I was profoundly impacted by not only what I saw in you, but what I did not see as well. It was in that absence of ‘self’ that I was most deeply moved.”
~Barry Davison – Vancouver, BC
“Soli Deo Gloria Ballet’s performance of Behold the Child on Dec. 5th at First Baptist Church, Guelph, was one of inspired beauty. Our congregation was taken on a spiritual journey that deeply moved hearts towards the Lord. Several of our members were moved to tears as they followed the dancers along the way. Everyone, young and old alike, was deeply moved by this performance and, once ended, the standing ovation was proof that Soli Deo Gloria Ballet is truly a gift from God for all to enjoy!”
~Rev. Michael Barton, First Baptist Church, Guelph, Ontario
“This past season … for the first time we had a liturgical dancer. As Carolyn Currey did her pirouettes with the haunting music of ‘O Come O Come Emmanuel’ in the background our spirits were lifted to anticipate the coming birth of the Messiah. When she finished I looked out at the crowded church (I have the best view in the house) and saw a number of folks looking misty eyed. We had seen beauty first hand in the fluid movement of the dance and we celebrated God’s presence among us.”
~Rev. John James, St. Andrew’s United Church, Niagara Falls, ON
“Solid theology, uplifting music and superbly expressive ballet.”
~Rev. B. Brown, St. Catharines, ON
“Carolyn Currey is a dancer whose caliber I have not before seen in the Church. And yet, her astounding ability in dance and choreography goes far beyond artful expression. Every time she has ministered with me, I am blessed beyond words. Those who have the privilege of seeing her dance know instantly that her craft is the means by which she expresses worship to her God — and then leads others to that place also. Her worship dancing is simply breathtaking. But it is her gentle meekness that will continue to set her apart in the Kingdom of God. This is one little woman who, by the Spirit of God, creates such a powerful impact on people that it leaves them speechless and in tears! She is simply a gift to the Body of Christ. You and your church will be blessed by any future influence you will allow her to have, whether it be her gift of worship leading expressed on your stage, or the mentoring of your women and children in this beautiful art form that has been lost in the Church for too long.”
~Debbie Fortnum, Canadian Singer / Songwriter / Speaker / Mom, Chilliwack, BC
“The residents and staff really enjoyed your performance today and have already asked when you will be returning. Good luck throughout the summer and hope to see you again sometime. Thank you so much.”
~Robin Sargeson, Bella Senior Care, Niagara Falls, ON
“Maria and I want to thank you again for sharing your gifts and talents with us. The day is over and we have just sat down to discussed what we saw and felt. Suddenly, we realized how overwelmed we were with your performance. The further we discussed it the more we were drawn to tears – tears of joy. As I mentioned to you today, it is clearly evident in your performance that you are dancing and playing to God. I felt I was experiencing Angels in Heaven dancing before God.
“Our hearts have been touched and forever engraved by your presence. We will be praying for all of you and hope we see you all again very soon.”
~Randall and Maria Lallouet, Hungarian Presbyterian Church, Welland, ON
“I am writing to let you know that I really enjoyed your performance! I have heard nothing but favourable comments from our parishioners. We were very impressed with the talent you all possess and think your family is blessed beyond the norm with musical abilities. The performance was delivered in a very professional manner and touched our parishioners in a moving way. Thank you all for sharing your ministry with us and for helping us to raise funds for another worthwhile ministry through ticket sales. May God bless you all in your future endeavours.”
~Linda Watson, St. Columba Anglican Church, St. Catharines, ON
“We so appreciated Soli Deo Gloria Ballet coming to St. John on June 7th, 2009. You artfully wove together the rich themes of the Lord’s Prayer through music, dance and words into a holy tapestry. Thirsty souls found refreshment and the word of our Lord a faithful expression.
We look forward to booking you any time you are in town. Our worship committee were in agreement that we hope you’ll be coming for the Advent Season.
May the Lord continue to place His hand upon you and allow for His word to be fully expressed in you!”
~Rev. Glen Wells, St. John United Church, Hamilton, ON
“Thank you again for Soli Deo Gloria Ballet to come and teach us worship dance! Many of the participants (dads, moms, students [guys/girls], and kids), along with myself and my 6-year-old niece, Emilie were very blessed by the Words from God and your teaching. We learned a lot and we had so much fun!
As I mentioned to you that day, I have never seen most of the dads smile and laugh like today! I have never seen the moms jump in the air, wave their arms, and smile with delight like today! The children, well…they had lots of fun being given permission to dance, jump, do cartwheels, and laugh! And now that I’ve looked through the photographs (more than a dozen times!) … I truly believe you were a blessing to us!
We pray that God would continue to bless your ministry as you have been a blessing to us. Thank you so much again, from the very bottom of our hearts! We are most definitely looking forward to more opportunities to have you come again in the future!”
Pauline Chan-Shum, North York (Chinese) Baptist Church, North York, ON
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