Oceans of Living Music

by on January 25, 2017

Enjoy a preview of three songs from my upcoming concert, Oceans of Living Music, Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2 p.m. at All Saints Church in the Choir Suite. Tickets are $10-$12 available for purchase at Eventbrite. I’d love to see you there! “Under the Night Sky” by James Gibson; and below is today’s post-rehearsal selfie of […]

Church Soloist Liebau Spiritual

by on February 21, 2016

Today during communion I sang the spiritual “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” arranged by composer Raymond K. Liebau. Here’s a truncated personal story about this superb arrangement: During my DMA dissertation research, I corresponded with a generous composer. He gave me the best arrangement of this spiritual I’ve ever encountered. I’ve been glad to share […]

Blue Christmas 2015

by on December 16, 2015

For the third year in a row, I’ve been asked to be the musician at the Blue Christmas service that All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta offers as an alternative to the festive Nativity of Our Lord on Christmas Eve. Blue Christmas is an intimate service that both honors the presence of sadness and darkness in […]

Animal Blessing 2015

by on October 11, 2015

What fun to be accompanied by dogs barking, cats meowing, and birds tweeting during today’s Feast of St. Francis of Assisi! I sang two arrangements from Southern Harmony by my friend Frank Pesci: “Wondrous Love” and “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need.” “Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us […]

Independence Day Recovery Eucharist 2015

by on July 4, 2015

This was a really cool day. I was asked to be the presiding and only musician at the Recovery Eucharist on Independence Day 2015. The service was a special offering from the Diocese of Atlanta during the International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous. The service incorporated the 12-step program as part of the worship service. I […]

Blue Christmas 2014

by on December 17, 2014

This evening, we offered a service of darkness and light through scripture, prayer, and song. As the musician, I sang “I wonder as I wander,” “Silent Night,” and “Away in a Manger.” I also brought my violin and to offer reflection music and accompany the hymns. It is a delight to lead worship with the Reverend […]