Coming home to an uplifting experience

Fr Rob Galea performing in Melbourne on Sunday (Melbourne Catholic)

Singing Sandhurst Diocese priest Fr Rob Galea’s “Coming Home” tour kicked off in Melbourne on Sunday, treating concertgoers to an uplifting and prayerful music experience. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

The two-hour show was filled with a collection of new songs from his latest album, Coming Home, along with a selection of well-loved tunes from previous albums. The genre styles varied from current vibrant pop sounds right through to smoky rhythm and blues.

“Some of the songs on my new album are a bit dark … because when you write Christian music people expect you to write happy music all the time,” Fr Rob explained after a performance of one of the newest tracks on his album.

“But for me, that’s not the Christian reality. Life is full of ups and downs, times when you want to get out, times when you feel like you’re wrestling with God, times when you’re wishing things would go a different way.”

Incorporating a backdrop of cinematic and reflective storytelling, the show featured stories from Fr Rob’s life and a few special guests who accompanied his band, including American songwriter and rapper Josh Angrisano, and songwriter, vocalist and vocal director of the TV show The Voice, Gary Pinto.

Throughout the night Fr Rob encouraged participation from the audience, which included a three-part harmony and a dance that had everyone off their seats and smiling.

The tour travels to Sydney later this month and then Shepparton in August. Details: www.frgministry.com/tickets.

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Fr Rob’s ‘Coming Home’ tour performs for a full house in Melbourne (Melbourne Catholic

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