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"Son of Man" the Musical - Two Album Cast Recording

A project in Bountiful, UT by Kenneth Cope

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Help Kenneth finish the recording of his dramatic musical about the life of Jesus Christ, with world-class soloists and orchestra.
Backers: 722
Average Pledge Per Backer: $250

Funded: $180,598 of $170,000
Dates: Oct 24th -> Nov 23rd (31 days)
Project By: Kenneth Cope
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Almost there!!!

November 22nd - via:
Miracle of miracles! Less than 24 hours to go, and we are going to make it, because of YOU! YOU!! YOU!!! I'm blown away by your generosity, kindness, and rallying spirits! As these next few hours transpire, I rejoice with you in this amazing... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 14

November 19th - via:
(Part 2 of today's post) After Jesus has immediately stretched forth His hand to catch Peter and keep him from sinking too far into the turbulent waves, He lifts Peter so that his feet are again standing upon the sea next to Jesus. The Savior then... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 13

November 19th - via:
We had such a great day yesterday! We are now two thirds of the way to our goal! Thank you for ALL you have done and continue to do so that Son of Man can become a reality! We're going to make it!'s another song clip, with the background... (Read More)

Message from Brad Wilcox to all "Son of Man" backers

November 15th - via:
Hi “Son of Man” supporters! My name is Brad Wilcox, and I am a lifelong friend of Kenneth Cope. We have traveled, taught, and testified together for over 30 years. I have donated to the “Son of Man” project because it is very important to me.... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 12

November 14th - via:
Accounts of Jesus' miraculous power are beginning to spread through the villages and countryside of Galilee. Jesus and his little band of disciples have entered the town of Magdala with a purpose, for our Lord senses He is going to do an important... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 11

November 12th - via:
John the Beloved!! He and his dear friend Andrew, fellow disciples of John the Baptist, have been told by their master, John, to go and follow Jesus of Nazareth: "Behold, the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world!" John and Andrew, though... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 10

November 11th - via:
After being baptized by John, Jesus heads alone farther into the wilderness, so He can fast and commune with God. At the end of forty days and nights, feeling very weak physically, He sits down on the edge of a boulder, bends over, and randomly picks... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 9

November 10th - via:
A multitude of people are gathering in the wilderness of Judea to hear the preaching of a holy man. Judah (the only fictional character in Son of Man of any note, representing many of the thoughts and feelings of his countrymen) is zealous about... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 8

November 10th - via:
Jesus is now about 30 years old. Early in the morning, He goes alone to the southeastern edge of the hill whereon His village of Nazareth is located, and gazing across the valley below, He smiles knowing He's about to begin His ministry. He sees... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 7

November 9th - via:
Jesus is a grown man. We see his mother, Mary, in mournful clothing, leading a funeral procession followed by many of her village, while some of the men are carrying the deceased body of her husband, Joseph, on a small framed bed. They are heading... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 6

November 8th - via:
The week of the Passover festival is ended. Jesus and His family join the caravan of travelers heading back to Nazareth. As the Teenager moves through the Holy City, and countryside, He has a profound longing to know and understand the hearts of... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 5

November 8th - via:
Jesus is now a young teenager. The family has made the long trek to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. Young Jesus takes the family's lamb—which is intended for the Passover sacrifice—for a walk, so it can graze upon the new, green, spring... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 4

November 7th - via:
Jesus is a toddler now, learning to walk. Joseph, realizes that, due to the routine circumstances of daily life, he sometimes forgets who Jesus was born to be. So, he steps forward now with greater purpose in raising Jesus to be prepared for His... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 3

November 6th - via:
Mary and Joseph are in a cave/stable at the edge of the city of Bethlehem, and Mary is in labor...about to deliver her child. As the birth proceeds, shepherds watching over their flocks in the surrounding hills are visited by the angel Gabriel. The... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 2

November 5th - via:
In this song sample, young Mary, now very pregnant with the Son of God, walks through the village of Nazareth, reflecting on her encounter with the angel Gabriel, while feeling the unkind stares and judgment of those in her community. As she... (Read More)

Son of Man - the Songs: Sample 1

November 4th - via:
Yahoo! I'm excited to share portions of the Son of Man songs with you, starting TODAY! :) I will give you a little insight into each sample, with lyrics for each. In this one, we see a young teenage Mary on the outskirts of Nazareth in a secluded... (Read More)

Journey to Son of Man: Episode 9 - Songwriting

November 3rd - via:
Tomorrow, I start sharing the music. :) But first... Episode 9: Songwriting You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 God loves to create! And so do I! Go use your glorious gifts of... (Read More)

Journey to Son of Man: Episode 8 - The Love of God

November 2nd - via:
Having a family has taught me much...especially about God. Episode 8: The Love of God You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 You are your heavenly Father's child, and everything... (Read More)

Journey to Son of Man: Episode 7 - Michael Gibbons about Son of Man

November 1st - via:
Yesterday I talked about Barry Gibbons, and we heard some of his thoughts and feelings about the Son of Man musical. Today we are going to hear from his son, Michael. He has been our recording engineer for most of the process. He's a brilliant... (Read More)

Journey to Son of Man: Episode 6 - Barry Gibbons, Starting the Recording

October 31st - via:
Well, we've been at this for seven days now. And I have to say that I am amazed, and overwhelmed with gratitude, at how much you are doing to help this project be realized! Thank you so very much! Okay, today's episode...I met Barry Gibbons my senior... (Read More)

Journey to Son of Man: Episode 5 - Why Son of Man?

October 29th - via:
This has been a wonderful first week! Your kindness and generosity continue to inspire me. It makes me want to work harder and harder to bring this vision of Jesus to as many people as possible. "Greater Than Us All" was an important project for me,... (Read More)

Journey to Son of Man: Episode 4 - John Bytheway about "Greater Than Us All"

October 28th - via:
Wow! We passed another milestone today. We are a fourth of the way there. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Here's the next friend, John Bytheway talking about his experience with "Greater Than Us All." Episode 4: John Bytheway about... (Read More)

Journey to Son of Man: Episode 3 - "Greater Than Us All"

October 28th - via:
Another day, and we are a fifth of the way to our goal. Yahoo!!! Thank you for EVERYTHING! I'm going to keep putting out these videos and some others that will hopefully let you get a good glimpse into who I am, and why I've written Son of Man. It... (Read More)

Journey to Son of Man: Episode 2 - Why Music?

October 26th - via:
Another day, another great showing! Thanks for ALL of your kindness and generosity! With God's blessing, and your help...together we will make this happen! Here's another video: Episode 2: Why Music? You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this... (Read More)

Journey to Son of Man: Episode 1 - Who is Kenneth Cope?

October 25th - via:
What a great first day!! A BIG THANKS to you all for your generosity, enthusiasm, and belief in the Son of Man musical! I have been humbled by your individual and collective offering of support. I will not fail you in this trust. I now want to... (Read More)

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