Hal Wright has been involved in church music for 35 years. He has produced over 300 full length recording projects, gaining 8 gold and 1 platinum records in the process. He has composed or co-composed countless children’s songs. Also, he has nearly 200 choral arrangements in print.
Having felt a call to missions, in 2002 Hal became part of Heart Sounds International, a group of recording engineers with a passion to record indigenous worship in countries, where because of economic or political conditions, producing music has been previously impossible. As part of Heart Sounds, Hal has recorded projects all over the world, including Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Malawi (Africa), China and Mongolia to record believers performing music in their language and in their style.
Serving in several musical capacities through the years in various churches including The Chapel in Akron, Ohio, Hal has gained years of valuable insight into how to build and maintain a successful church music ministry. Greatchurchmusic.com has been an outgrowth of his years of experience in music ministry.
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Hal says, “I have bought a lot of choral music over the years, only to be frustrated with the quality of the music, mis-prints, the inability to make rehearsal discs, back orders, etc… I started greatchurchmusic.com to help directors find music that really works in the local church. I wanted to provide the tracks and charts that they needed to be successful in their ministries, and to provide them at a cost that was easy to afford.”
Hal is also staff arranger for Majestic Voice, a community chorus based in Canton, OH. In addition, he various projects in his home studio.