Thursday, July 17, 2008

Pursuing your passion

David Warfield loves music and he has found a way to share his love. I've known David for a few years now and worked with him over at Central Baptist and in our wider Baptist family. He is a gifted musician and an enthusiastic director.

When the Preston Community Chorus was looking for a new leader, David took up the challenge. He led the group and they put together some enjoyable concerts. Now he and his cohorts are at it again. They have put together a music series that will rival any in the region. It is called "Music at Central." The title comes from the fact that the concerts will be held at the church. The music though, will transcend a single recital hall or sanctuary. It will speak to the souls of all who attend.

On October 12 Nathan Laube, a prize-winning organ major candidate at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute, will perform. This 20-year-old is a rising star in the world of organ performance. Nathan was named the first Organ Scholar at the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in August 2006 where he is responsible for service playing and accompanying the 120 voice senior choir. He is delighted to be coming to Norwich for the afternoon.

On November 16 Diana Norton-Jackson, a Rhode Island resident and free-lance recitalist will be joining us for a concert entitled, "From Bach to BoĆ«llmann." She received her bachelor’s degree in Music at Stetson University and a master’s degree from the University of Georgia. Her last position was at Trinity Episcopal Church in Newport, Rhode Island and she is looking forward to being with us.

David has managed to get commitments from Cj Sambach and Elizabeth & Raymond Chenault for the new year. Norwich has never seen such an area of talented organists. As I was thinking about this concert series and what David was doing, I couldn't help but think that this is a clear example of glorifying God by following your passion.

All of us have something that strikes a chord deep within us. When we tap into that and do something that brings glory to God, we have fulfilled our special calling. So check out this concert series. It is going to be great. Then think about your passion and how you can use it to praise God.


1 comment:

Denise said...

Congrats to your friend.