A Cappella Corpus Christi performs the Hebrew round Havra Nashira. The venue is the church at Mission de Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga in Goliad State Park, Texas. The natural ambience of the acoustic performance in the church lent authenticity to the music.
Mrs. Skannotto (Rochester, NY) performed alternative SKA-Rock in Lancaster, California.
Skannotto are: Joe Harmon (vocals), Mike Frederick (guitar) Justin Lloyd (trumpet) Dan Carter (bass) Evan Dobbins (trombone) Alex Bochetto (drums).
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Melissa Dunphy’s new composition “What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?” was selected as the winning work for the 2010 Simon Carrington Chamber Singers Composition Competition. The Philadelphia-based composer’s choral work sets excerpts of public testimony given by a WWII veteran before the Maine Senate in a hearing to discuss the Marriage Equality Bill.
“What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?” was performed on May 29, 2010, at Grace and Holy Trinity in Kansas City, MO and First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, KS. This video was shot during the performance at Grace and Holy Trinity in Kansas City, MO.
The piece was selected from a pool of over 100 submissions, from over 70 composers, hailing from 10 different countries. In choosing the work from a narrowed-down, committee-selected pool of nine finalists, music director and conductor Simon Carrington gave his reasoning behind selecting Dunphy’s work as the winner. “There were plenty of excellent pieces in the sweet-sounding modern idiom which SCCS would make very beautiful, but the strongest (and most individual) piece was Melissa Dunphy’s What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach? — a bold and highly effective setting of a thought-provoking text.”
PHILLIP SPOONER’S TESTIMONY (excerpted) and TEXT FOR WHAT DO YOU THINK I FOUGHT FOR AT OMAHA BEACH?
Good morning, committee. My name is Phillip Spooner and I live at 5 Graham Street in Biddeford. I am 86 years old and a lifetime Republican and an active VFW chaplain … I was born on a potato farm north of Caribou and Perham, where I was raised to believe that all men are created equal, and I’ve never forgotten that.
I served in the U.S. Army, 1942-1945 … I worked with every outfit over there, including Patton’s Third Army. I saw action in all five major battles in Europe… I was in the liberation of Paris.
(I have seen much, so much blood and guts, so much suffering, much sacrifice.)
I am here today because of a conversation I had last June when I was voting. A woman … asked me, “Do you believe in equality for gay and lesbian people?” I was pretty surprised to be asked a question like that. It made no sense to me. Finally I asked her, “What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?”
For freedom and equality. These are the values that make America a great nation, one worth dying for.
My wife and I did not raise four sons with the idea that our gay son would be left out. We raised them all to be hard-working, proud, and loyal Americans and they all did good.
A YouTube clip of Spooner’s testimony can be found at
Enjoy “Jesus, Jesus” performed by the Bethel Community Church worship team.
As a way to bless our community, Bethel hosted two free shows of “The Sounds of Christmas” featuring everything from Southern Gospel to Rap, and everything in between.
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LOVE THE LORD – lincoln brewster –
As performed by the Worship Team from 22nd St Baptist Church in Tucson, Arizona. L. Bailey guest lead worshiper.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, with all your strength.”
UMaine Renaissance made their first appearance on The Nite Show to perform Leonard Cohen’s brilliant work, “Hallelujah.” Enjoy this amazing performance here, and catch FULL episodes of The Nite Show with Danny Cashman Saturday nights at 11:30 on WABI TV5/Bangor; Saturday nights at 10:30 on FOX23/Portland; Saturday nights at midnight on WAGM FOX8/Presque Isle; and late night Saturdays at 1 a.m. on CBS 13/Portland!
Performed during the Sept 2, 2012 Sunday Service. Crossroads Bible church is located at 1670 moorpark rd , San Jose California
Gospel Medly performed by the New Olivet Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir.
This music performance was staged exclusively for the Pickin’ Up Tennessee project, a multi-media litter awareness campaign produced by Scenic Tennessee.
To find out more about this project and to see more videos, please check out www.pickinupTN.org.
June 21, 2013…Faith Hope Love Concert benefiting Oklahoma tornado victims performed at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City;
Open Door Church, Hibbing, MN 10/12/12
Open Door Church
Open Door Church, Hibbing, MN 10/12/12