The beautiful sound of Gospel music taking its rightful place in the nation's respected cultural venues; filling the stage and the auditorium with wholesome delight. We come boldly proclaiming, reclaiming and exclaiming. This is our story; this is our song! We delight our audiences with beautiful songs sung by active Canadian Gospel performers, and present to them occasion to sing their song again.
This is the Then Sings My Soul stage experience...
... And now comes the radio experience.
CJXC DB will be streaming traditional Gospel music across Canada. From coast to coast to coast, wherever you are: at home, at work or in your car... in your happy place, in solitude or in your midnight hour... in Torbay or Thunder Bay, Moncton or Montreal, Whitby or Kindersley, Medicine Hat or Kitimat. Southern Gospel, country Gospel, bluegrass, favourite hymns, classics and church standards — performed exclusively by Canadian artists.
This uplifting, soul-stirring, Heavenly music is the next best thing to being there. We’re confident that, sooner or later, you’ll find yourself saying, “Then sings my soul!”
Co-producer and song director Dan Hoddinott has studied music and performance for much of his adult life. He has acted in musical theatre productions, sung barbershop harmony and landed roles in classical productions for many years in Toronto’s niche arts scene. As part of Toronto ensemble Newchoir, he has appeared live on CTV’s Canada AM, been accompanied by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and sung on some of Toronto’s biggest stages (including Yonge-Dundas Square and Koerner Hall) and at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York. But he considers his greatest fulfillment singing Gospel music, with male quartets and mixed groups, in Nashville and other venues in the U.S. Gospel-singing South.
He studied vocal pedagogy and singing technique in operatic repertoire at private studios in Toronto; vocal performance, piano and songwriting at the Gospel-based Steve Hurst School of Music in Nashville (Trevecca University), Cleveland, Tenn. (Lee University) and Gallatin, Tenn. (Welch College); theory, parts-writing and voice at the Stamps-Baxter School of Music in Nashville (Trevecca and Middle Tennessee State universities); and advanced songcrafting technique under multiple accomplished artists at Gloria Gaither's Songwriting Intensive in Marion, Ind. (Indiana Wesleyan University).
Among his recorded projects is a solo CD, Sighs of the Times. Recorded in Toronto in the fall of 2013, the project is a combination of song and poetry recitation, showcasing his forté as an onstage storyteller. His second book of poetry, A Thousand Steps from Home, was released in the fall of 2016.
Co-producer Jan Hoddinott is a gifted leader in corporate management. Her career path includes 25-plus years in the United Technologies orbit, in the areas of IT, project management, customer service, quality, and ethics and compliance. We rely on her strategic insight now in the divergence of live event and 24-hour radio management.
What’s more, she loves to serve.
She served two terms as president of the Nazarene Missions Society, Canada Central District, in the 1990s and early 2000s, before leaving for the U.S. on a work tour. Following her return to Canada, she has immersed herself in charity work and proven to be a formidable force.
A cancer survivor herself, she parlayed her personal experience into sleeves-rolled-up participation in causes such as the annual Ride to Conquer Cancer, Making Wishes Come True (a scrapbooking charity event that contributes to The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Ontario chapter) and the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life, where she is a team captain.
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Traditional Gospel music, exclusively Canadian artists, on stage and on the radio... | Southern Gospel... | Country Gospel... | Bluegrass... | Church standards... | Favourite hymns... | Folk... | Story songs... | Worship...