Westminster Presbyterian Church seeks a Praise Band Director to direct all music activity at its 9 a.m. contemporary worship service each Sunday. Skills include singing and playing an instrument. Candidate must have a vibrant faith along with experience singing, playing an instrument (preferably piano) and directing singers and musicians in worship. This is a part-time position, up to 10 hours a week. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume to Pastor Wes Nordman at firstname.lastname@example.org
In May 1854, Clara Schumann gave birth to her seventh child with her husband Robert, who was at the time an inmate at an insane asylum near Bonn. She was not permitted to visit him, so her only source of solace and companionship during her recovery was the young Brahms. As a gift, he began to bring her variations on Schumann’s Albumblatt in F sharp minor from the Bunte Blätter, a piece which Clara herself had used as the basis for a set of variations (her Op.
René Jenkins is a multi-instrumentalist, ceremonial sound practitioner, speaker, teacher and professional musician for over 25 years playing trombone, piano, and ancient indigenous instruments. Versed in many styles of music from big band jazz, funk, R&B, reggae, salsa, brass ensembles and pit orchestras, René has backed many established artists in the industry such as Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, the Temptations, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Joe Williams, Jah Levi & Gregg Allman, to name a few.
Celist Susan Lamb Cook and Pianist Natsuki Fukasawa play the “Adagio affettuoso” movement from Brahms Sonata for Piano and Cello in F Major, Op. 99. Excerpted from the May 30, 2012 Music At Noon concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sacramento, California.