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Here’s a Glimpse into the Concert

Ahoy!

This here be the opening number for the Tunes, Tales, and Truths concert last week. It’s called Pirate Legends performed by our own Symphony Praise Orchestra.

I’m hoping to get some better quality audio and video to share in the future, but for now I wanted to give you a glimpse of the musical style and audience response at the concert.  Enjoy!

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Why There Were Notes On The Page

One of the reasons these two concerts were possible was because of the tireless efforts of Jeff Boltinghouse – a member of the orchestra and one of my mentors in music.

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A few months ago, I realized that I was quickly running out of time and would not be able to finish writing, typesetting, printing, and laying out all of the parts for the orchestra in time for them to practice. Jeff stepped up and volunteered countless hours to typsetting (creating parts and scores for each musicion) over half of the pieces in the concert.  He even helped with some re-orchestrating on The Awakening and Jesus Loves Me and did a remarkable job keeping it exactly how I would have done it.

I am so thankful to have been surrounded by such amazing people as Jeff, Lisa, Taylor, and others who have given up countless hours to invest in me and my music.  I cannot begin to thank them for what they have done!

And the Magic Comes to Life!

Last night was the first full run-through of the Light Princess and the first time I had the opportunity to narrate with the orchestra.  I was (and still am) so very excited for the upcoming concertand greatly encouraged to hear how well it came together!

1st Full Runthrough of the Light Princess!

Conductor Lisa Hernacki and the orchestra family have spent hours working on the music in preparation for the upcoming outreach concert on February 27.  Last night was the first time I was able to hear my music all the way through with the orchestra and it was exciting to hear something that has been an idea for so long come to life.  It was just magical!

I hope you won’t miss the world premier of the concert and hear, for the first time, the magic come to life!