ECO Holiday Christmas Concerts – Carols and Classics

ECO Holiday Christmas Concerts – Carols and Classics

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.

Mary’s Gift

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.

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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
https://www.lakestevenswa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=331

Sunday December 15th, 3:30 pm (Mary’s Gift performance on this date only)
Everett First Presbyterian Church

Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas everyone.  I hope you all have a good, safe and blessed holiday.  I wrote the song, “Mary’s Gift” in honor of the gift of Jesus that Mary gave to the world through her faith and trust in God.  You may Listen on Spotify or buy it from my store.

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Mary had these words to say as recorded in The Canticle of Mary, the Magnificat, from Luke 1:46-55:

My soul magnifies the Lord
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid;
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;
Because He who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is His name;
And His mercy is from generation to generation
on those who fear Him.
He has shown might with His arm,
He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and has exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent away empty.
He has given help to Israel, his servant, mindful of His mercy
Even as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever.

Here’s your Music Player for Mary’s Gift

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.

 

Ringtone for Mary’s Gift

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.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/fz4i6_aSJ1c[/youtube]

Pre-Christmas in July Sale – Mary’s Gift

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!

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