Here I Am
Contemporary Gospel Singer, Songwriter, Speaker Noreen Corkum was born and raised in Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada, the tenth of fourteen children. Encouraged and inspired by both parents to make music an important part of her life, she does not remember a time when she did not sing. By eight years of age, she was participating in school and church concerts, and singing three-part harmony in a choral group. At fifteen, she received her first guitar and although she had been writing poems since age eight, it was not until she was eighteen that she began to put her poetry to music. 1998 was a pivotal year for Noreen releasing her debut CD entitled 'The Master Healer's Hands.' The Atlantic Gig writes, "Noreen's voice rings like a bell above many others. Her warmth, sincerity and faith reflect in all of her songs. She has a wonderful calming influence in even the most scattered minds.' Her second CD a tribute to her faith in God,"Here I Am' was released in Nov 2003. A great deal of time and energy was put into the writing, arranging and co-producing. She is receiving wonderful reviews; they say that they love the eclectic nature of her latest CD "Here I am". Her pure, sweet voice and lyrical skill present songs that are at times needy and confident, desolate and hopeful, questioning and trusting, weak and strong - themes that are personal and at the same time universal. Noreen's audience base grew as she began to tour, playing in churches, festivals and theme parks across the Maritimes. Her comfortable singing style and her gift of talking to the audience opened the doors for her to travel and speak on family issues. In 2005, The Music Industry Association of Nova Scotia nominated Noreen for "Inspirational Artist of the Year" for her CD, 'Here I Am'. Noreen continues to tour weaving together through testimony and song a beautiful tapestry of love and faith. She continues to excite her audiences with a combination of inspirational music and the spoken word. Noreen's love for people, the beauty and power of her voice as well as her boundless energy all enable her to reach out and touch the hearts of audiences of all ages. As a testament to her growing familiarity and success, we are excited to announce that Noreen's music can be heard on various radio stations in Canada, United States, Italy and Australia. What people are saying . . . "A touch from God is what happens when you hear Noreen's powerful testimony through words and songs. Through her gentle, loving spirit and her gift of music God is able to reach out and touch and heal the deepest wounds and soften the hardest of hearts. You will not leave one of Noreen's concerts without saying, 'Today, I saw Jesus.' Stephanie Robbins, Living Free- Ministry for woman firstname.lastname@example.org "The music ministry of Noreen Corkum is touching the lives of many people through it's wonderful mix of praise and soulful worship. Once you pop her CD "Here I Am" into your player, you'll be ushered into the presence of Jesus and not want to leave!" Rev. Dean Brown, Metro Wesleyan Church email@example.com "It was our pleasure to have Noreen Corkum minister in music throughout our Maritime tour. We found time and again, that Noreen does not entertain, she ministers. What a blessing it was to work with her." Art Brooker, Canadian Director, In Touch Ministries of Canada firstname.lastname@example.org 'I would heartily recommend the ministry of Noreen Corkum to anyone who is looking for God to minister to them through music. Noreen through the ministry of music reminds us of God's great love towards us and of His amazing working in and through our lives. She truly seeks to honor God with the gift He has given her.' Pastor Michael Trites, Elmsdale Baptist Church email@example.com We were blessed to have Noreen Corkum minister to our women through her gift of music and personal testimony. Her love of Jesus is reflected through her music as she gently leads you into the presence of God. Her testimony is evidence of her faithful belief in the power of God to change lives. Noreen Corkum truly is a women with a "Heart after God". Bonnie Myers, Director of Women's Ministry, Hillside Wesleyan Church - firstname.lastname@example.org 'In all my years of working with talented musicians and Christians, Noreen shines at the top! Her powerful voice and her love for Christ is felt in every song she sings. She writes her songs from the heart and lives her live in the same way. Her music has touched me... Let it touch you too! ' Carey Langille - Producer/Engineer - Ocean Sound Productions email@example.com.