Chantel Wright And Pneumatica Make Their Debut
Gospel music circles are abuzz with International and acclaimed Choir Director Chantel R. Wright releasing a new CD on LeChateau Earl Records. The six-song EP, Chantel R. Wright Presents Pneumatica: All We Need was released on Friday, June 28th. Produced by Wright and group member Orson Benjamin, who co-wrote all the songs on the project, the EP features music by the new nine-piece vocal ensemble Pneumatica – an inspired youth-group off-shoot of her 60-member choir Songs of Solomon, also founded by Wright. All We Need is available on iTunes and Amazon, and other digital music platforms worldwide.
“Our name Pneumatica stems from the Greek root pneuma which means ‘wind’ or ‘breath,’ and in spiritual terms represents the soul of God,” explains Wright. “Pneuma Ministries is our church and Pneumatica is the name of our group: two sopranos, two altos, two tenors, two basses, and me. Every word that comes out of our mouths is birthed from prayer, supplication, and humility – messages that will help people heal, mend fences in their family and come back to the Lord. The question that is ever on our spirits is: What kind of sound can we put out into the world that is sure to be a blessing?”
The vocal ensemble includes Orson Benjamin, Nia Gaines-Greenwood, Richard Sullivan, Jr., Yeshak A. Pellot, Yvette Benjamin, Alicia J. Etienne, Jamar Johnson and Faith Smith, who are also members of Pneuma Ministries.
For the group’s inaugural recording, Wright has partnered with the owners of LeChateau Earl Records, Damien L. Sneed and Bishop Iona Locke, who have previously worked with Wright and shared many years in music and ministry.
“On behalf of LeChateau Earl Records, we are excited that we signed Chantel Wright and Pneumatica to our label,” says Sneed, President and CEO. “The lyrics, music, and sincerity found on their debut project, ‘All We Need’ is sure to be a blessing to everyone who hears it for years to come.”