During the concert, I saw a precious little girl who was absolutely enamored with the story of The Light Princess. It was so much fun while I narrated watching her face as she was completely taken with the story.
After the concert, I had the opportunity to meet her and I was surprised to learn that she had just arrived from Germany and didn’t understand any English! But even with a language barrier, she had been so taken with the music and the paintings that it almost didn’t matter that she couldn’t understand the words.
Wow, what a whirlwind of a week! God has been so faithful in helping my family and me through two major concerts!
When counting all of the people who attended between the two concerts and the live stream, we believe that there were about 1,000 people who came and heard the music. Since that time, I have received overwhelming responses about The Light Princess and the rest of the music and I wanted to share it with you.
I can tell a lot of work went into this concert. It’s inspiring to see how much creativity can come from one mind and to hear of what inspired her. Wonderful concert, 5 stars! – Matt
Praise the Lord for all your talents and hard work! Your music was enchanting and fit so perfectly with the wonderful story of The Light Princess. It was a blessing! – Paige
I love every single minute! – Delphine
[The] music was AMAZING! I could listen to The Light Princess every day! Praying God continues to use your music to touch hearts. – Rebecca
Thank you so very much to all who came and participated! This was truly an amazing experience and I so appreciate you!
Hi Everyone! Please come to my Senior Recital tonight at The Master’s College at 6:00pm! You will hear a wide variety of music from small ensemble to big band to The Light Princess. Admission is free, but I would recommend coming early as seats are first come first served.
Thanks and I can’t wait to see you there!
P.S. If you can’t make the concert, the link to the live stream of the concert is here.
Fun fact: Many people have approached me recently about how much they enjoyed the song that the prince sings during The Light Princess. But did you know that the lyrics of that song were actually written by George MacDonald?
In his book The Light Princess, author George MacDonald wrote out the lyrics for the song he wanted the prince to sing. In order to preserve the story as much as possible, I took his lyrics and set them to music. For the world premiere, this was performed by soloist Richard Dinsmoor and the tune became the main theme of The Light Princess.
If you were not able to make the World Premiere (Or would like to hear some of the works again), please come to my senior recital this Friday on March 6! There, you will hear The Light Princess, Taking Candy, and five other brand new works that were not at the world premiere.
I hope to see you there!
Here are a few more pictures from the concert. Enjoy!
By the way, if you missed seeing The Light Princess or would like to see it again, please come to my senior recital at The Master’s College Music Department this Friday at 6:00pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Just finished a several hour dress rehearsal with the GBC orchestra and the choir! It was so much fun to finally see everything come together – especially with the tech team in there! I especially appreciated Lisa Hernacki’s guidance and leadership as she kept us on track.
Here’s a bird’s eye view of what the concert will look like:
Every wonder what is going on behind the scenes? We have an amazing tech team helping out with this concert! Here’s a peek into the control room during The Light Princess runthrough.
Now all it needs is an audience! :o)
Several people have approached me recently wondering what the difference is between the two concerts (February 27 and March 6). I wanted to help clear that up so that you can decide which concert you would like to go to.
Tunes, Tales, and Truths! is a concert that is geared toward people of all ages and will be featuring the live Grace Baptist orchestra (a 60 piece ensemble) as well as a choir. Some of the pieces you will here there are:
Some of the pieces you will hear at this concert are:
Hope this helps and I can’t wait to see you there!