I love Christmas Carols. These classic songs, old and new, are played all over the world at this time of year, announcing the joy and wonder of the season. As a special Christmas present for you, here is a medley of five of our favorite Christmas carols sung by me (Nate Reutter) and Jennifer Huber in Japanese and English. This is an original arrangement, orchestration and piano performance that we hope you enjoy. Merry Christmas!
I remember taking Spanish in high school and thinking to myself “When am I ever going to need anything other than English?” I had a hard time staying motivated to learn; my sister Amy was the linguist of the family, and I was the musician. Getting a B in Spanish was good enough for me. When would I ever use a foreign language again? Well, God certainly has a sense of humor. When He spoke very clearly to me about becoming a missionary I thought “You have the wrong Reutter!” But God knows what He’s doing, and all these years we’ve had the opportunity to produce music now in three different languages! God’s love is now reaching out through music in a new language: Japanese. I’m so happy to share with you this music video we produced from our upcoming album Live in Tokyo.
Here is our first release off of our new Live album recorded in downtown Omotesando (Tokyo) last summer. Enjoy!
And in case you didn’t catch it, here is the behind the scenes video from these recordings.
Since arriving in Japan 4 years ago, we dreamed about recording a live album here in Tokyo in Japanese and English. The right moment came just last summer, and in a very short amount of time we decided to pull the trigger and record the album. This is a behind the scenes look at that recording.
We can’t wait for you to see these music videos — the first ones are coming out soon, so subscribe to our channel for the updates and check back soon! They will be posted on our bands’ channel, Diflen TV, but I will share them here too as well.
I am so proud of my wife and our kids! Ruth has been writing little songs that she sings to the kids in the car, out and about and around the house. These are catchy little tunes that have been so fun for us to sing as a family, so we decided to go ahead and produce some of these songs to sing with the kids at church. Ruth recently just began leading our children’s ministries “Paz Kids” at church and this was a great kick off for the types of things we want to do with our kids program here in Japan.
We got several of the kids from our church together and went to a nearby park on a Saturday morning to record them singing and dancing to “Praise the Lord.” We were able to use equipment that New Life Christian Church in Morton donated for us to make these types of videos. There was such a great reaction to this video at church and with our Japanese friends here, we can hardly wait to get more of these out! Thank you for your loving support of our family — these kind of things are possible because you are behind us. God bless you!