Evergreen Community Orchestra has three holiday Christmas concerts, Carols and Classics, on the docket the next two weeks, beginning this Saturday. I will be playing bass for the most part, but also get to do a little guitar debut along with the string section playing Away in a Manger.
In addition, this has been a well kept secret up to now, I have been working on and finished an orchestral arrangement of my song, “Mary’s Gift”, and it’s “world premiere” will be on Sunday, December 15th with the Evergreen Community Orchestra playing my composition! After the concert performance I will be working on publishing the score and instrument parts and making them available for purchase on this site.
When and Where
So….If you are in the Seattle area, come on out to one of these shows. It’s all free! There are three concerts to choose from:
Saturday, December 7th, 2:00 pm
Wintergreen Tree Farm (with Tim Noah!)
13606 S Machias Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290
Saturday, December 7th, 5:00 pm
City of Lake Stevens Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday December 15th, 3:30 pm (Mary’s Gift performance on this date only)
Everett First Presbyterian Church
I am continuing to work on tracks for the Christmas holiday album this fall. This was the latest release. Another single will be coming in a few weeks to add to the list. The next one will be a fun song based on a true story from my childhood! It is titled, “Trailer Park Santa”! Ho, ho, ho.
I have created an iPhone compatible ringtone for Mary’s Gift. The mp3 version is attached to this post. If you want the .m4r format, you can go to my music store page to download a copy. If you are not sure how to install or use a ringtone, see this page!
In addition, the music store includes the following formats of Mary’s Gift:
A video that goes with the song is on YouTube.
Today I am releasing another song, Mary’s Gift, in my series of music that will make up my Christmas album that I plan to have ready by October or early November!!!
Releasing Christmas music in the summer isn’t so crazy after all, at least that’s what an article in Fortune magazine implies as they found that Pandora experiences a surge in mid-summer holiday music listening.
This month’s song is called Mary’s Gift and it celebrates in song the Blessed Virgin Mary’s humility and openness to God’s will, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38) and God’s love for the world, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
Go to the Music Store to download a copy. A video is available too!