“All are still talking about your wonderful performance. How we were blessed by your presence, beautiful music and message. Thank you, and may God continue to bless you as you spread His message.”
Audience member review
“The Cornerstone Chorale & Brass concert was as fine a concert as I have ever heard…
combining high excellence in so many ways. The feature that put your concert over the
top was its superbly seamless integration that somehow told the whole Christian story. The
program did not, like most, juxtapose a scattering of discrete, unrelated elements. As a musician
and theologian, I found the obvious and underlying theology of music and print to be solid and
refreshingly Christian. We thank you and pray that your Cornerstone Chorale & Brass may long
continue such thoroughly thrilling and edifying ministry through the arts of music and
Please accept appreciation from all who attended your concert at Trinity Church in Reno last night. I have heard nothing but accolades from those who were present. The brass, chorale, and narrators presented a stirring and moving program, which was especially nourishing following the events of September 11. We in Reno were blessed by your artistry.
Once again, the performance of the Cornerstone Chorale & Brass was exceptional. I have heard so many comment that ‘I needed to hear that message.’ And a powerful message it is!
To be reminded of God’s ‘love so amazing, so divine’ at this point in our history made the music and words of your performance take on new meaning for many who listened and were moved by your presentation. I am grateful that [we] were able to hear your message. I think it has, and will make a difference in this church and in this community as we seek ways to be faithful to
God’s calling. We were also able, with your help, to raise much needed funding to support our local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. I appreciate so much what you are doing.
I hope Cornerstone will be back another year to perform then at The Riverside Church.
The power of the choir and brass not only stems from their superior performance, but from their incredible emotional intensity as well. Their message of compassion sprang from their hearts. They are truly an outstanding ensemble.
We were privileged to have The Cornerstone Chorale & Brass. All who heard the performance deeply appreciated the quality of the music and the power of the message.
Cornerstone’s presentation was powerful and moving, and yet avoided
over-sentimentality. The response to the event was extremely positive.
Thanks for a most inspiring and challenging musical presentation. It was the best!
Special thanks are extended to Dr. Bruce Vantine and The Cornerstone Chorale & Brass for the gift of their talents. Due to the efforts of all, more than $24,000 was raised and North Side Team will be able to re-open the Water Tower Community Center for children and families.
I had the distinct privilege of hearing Cornerstone at the performance in Wichita. I appreciated the quality and the musicianship of your members. Thank you for your dedication and the beautiful program you presented. The concert was outstanding!
Cornerstone’s performance was superlative; an opinion which reflects the enthusiastic reception of the entire audience!
How wonderful that you are giving your time and talents to create the unique presentations of The Cornerstone Chorale & Brass. The programs are beautiful, humbling and inspiring. So many lives are touched — some in ways we will never know.
The concert was certainly everything for which we had hoped. The music was superb and the musicians a pleasure to have in our homes and community. We appreciate your commitment to this very special ministry.
To say that a Cornerstone Chorale & Brass performance is a glorious blessing for all
who attend cannot begin to communicate the power, majesty and wonder of these events
that have enthralled and energized audiences across America since 1988.
Dr. Vantine’s brilliant compositions, direction, and program concept glorifies God as nothing
else has done for me. His devoted and enormously talented musicians provide an experience of
drama and worship of the highest order.
Old and new music and words are integrated into a stirring and yet tender invitation into new
possibilities and futures charged with deep meaning. Their overall proclamation empowers us to
get on with God’s work of realizing redemption for each person as well as our society.
I wish that all America could have Cornerstone program experiences.
We as a nation are in desperate need of such transcending encounters that can renew
hope and resolve for making our communal life more gracious, caring, blessed and
blessing. I strongly believe that Cornerstone is an integral part of God’s plan for
healing our land.
It was indeed a pleasure to host Cornerstone last month. I have heard nothing but praise from
all who were present. We appreciated the content of your program and the quality of your
music. The program itself was well conceived and very meaningful, and we were enriched
by the presentation. We would love to have you in our midst again.
What a lovely evening The Cornerstone Chorale & Brass brought to our community last
Saturday! We were inspired by the message and the music, and honored that this prestigious
ensemble was available to appear in our community. We extend an enthusiastic thank you to you all.
Cornerstone’s performance was refreshing and uplifting. I especially appreciated your focus on children. I held back tears of emotion. God bless you all.
What a wonderful production! The music, the narration, the audience participation — it was marvelous!”
Cornerstone was outstanding! The message was highly meaningful and raised important
issues, bringing healing to us through the words and high quality music. Our congregation
needed this program. Stick to what you’re doing. It’s great work!”
Your message is powerful and I am certain you are helping accomplish much good in the
communities you visit. If you haven’t heard the news, we cleared over $8000 for Francis
House work with the hungry and homeless. You have an excellent group, and I hope you
will be able to continue. Keep up the good work, and may God continue to bless your ministry.
Ministers and laity alike who attended the concert expressed that they had never been so moved. It cannot easily be explained or described to a person who has never experienced a Cornerstone event.
The concert by Cornerstone was inspiring and challenging at the same time. The event did a great deal to re-sensitize our audience to the needs around us. The quality of the presentation was superb. Cornerstone brings a most timely ministry to our nation.
Thank you for a most inspiring and entertaining evening with Cornerstone. I was touched and enlightened by the music, beautiful voices and instruments, and the carefully chosen words of wisdom. The familiar made me smile and the unfamiliar made me think. It is evident that you have undertaken a labor of love — successfully! I pray and trust that God will bless your future endeavors.
Dr. Vantine has exhibited a unique skill of blending a heightened sensitivity of community needs with professional musical expression. One is deeply touched by the message of pain interwoven with hope, while at the same time able to enjoy the music and poignant lyrics.”
What a wonderful evening with The Cornerstone Chorale & Brass! The event has gone a
long way toward funding our holiday programs for the poor. The mission of Cornerstone
and the quality of their performance were a true breath of fresh air for us in Salt Lake! God
bless you as you move forward in your musical tribute to God’s mercy and justice. Please
consider Salt Lake City and the Crossroads Urban Center again in your tour plans.”
Words cannot adequately express our appreciation for bringing to Sacramento your
wonderful ministry. Your performance was unrivaled, in my experience, for bringing exquisite
orchestration, sublime choral performance and a most important message of hope together in
In these times, so much of what we read and hear is negative and depressing. However,
Cornerstone’s performance reminds us all of our great heritage, and while defining the
seriousness of our problems, it gives hope. I left feeling that with God’s help we can do
something about it!
Cornerstone was fantastic!
I want to offer my thanks for bringing The Cornerstone Chorale & Brass to the Minneapolis area for such a grand event. I’ve heard so many comments from the concert-goers about the wonderful music, the inspiring narration, the visual artistry, the talented musicians (and their graciousness in the homes), the atmosphere of thanksgiving and awareness of the needs of others.
Everything that you state in your publicity materials is absolutely true! Your dedication and hard work is evident, and greatly appreciated. God bless your continuing efforts in this special ministry.”
The concert was outstanding — really marvelous — and such an excellent and moving way to
begin the Thanksgiving / Advent / Christmas seasons!