MLK Peace Like a River

by on January 19, 2017

Dear Friends,

I’m delighted to share many of the live recordings from our second annual MLK concert on Monday, January 15, 2017, 7 pm,  at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.

With the support of The Reverend Susan Sowers, Pastor Mary Peterson, Sammie Tucker, and the entire St. Christopher’s staff; Dasha Teelin and I planned this concert, Peace Like a River, because we all have our part to sing in this world.

Bringing peace and love into the world through music is my life and work, yet I also know that none of us are alone. So I’m grateful for everyone who planned, sang, attended, and participated in any way.  Thank you!!!

May the music recordings from this concert continue to bless and bring peace to all who listen.

A pre-concert selfie of me and Susie Griffith

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. Lori Crossland, soprano; Sammie Tucker, pianist.

St. Christopher’s Choir, Sammie Tucker, director.

Lift Thine Eyes from Mendellsohn’s Elijah: picture above, L to R, Dasha Teelin, soprano; Sarah Ellena Hogrefe, mezzo-soprano; and Lori Crossland, soprano

How Beautiful Are the Feet from Handel’s Messiah, Lori Crossland, soprano; Sammie Tucker, organ

Pie Jesu from Rutter’s Requiem Mass: Sewell Jeter Griffith, soprano; Sammie Tucker, piano

Christ Has No Body But Yours; Sarah Ellena Hogrefe, mezzo-soprano; Lori Crossland, flute; Sammie Tucker, piano

Lord of the Small, Lori Crossland and Dasha Teelin, sopranos; Sarah Ellena Hogrefe, mezzo-soprano; Sammie Tucker, piano

Wade in the Water, Dasha Teelin, soprano; Sammie Tucker, piano

How Can I Keep From Singing, Sewell Jeter Griffith, soprano; Sammie Tucker, piano

Selections from Dreams by composer Howard Keever; Langston Hughes, poet; Sarah Ellena Hogrefe, mezzo-soprano; Sammie Tucker, piano.

We Will Gather at the River, St. Christopher’s Choir; Sammie Tucker, piano

Lift Every Voice and Sing, full company.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who made this concert possible! Love, blessings, and PEACE in the year ahead!