Posts tagged ‘Watchfire Music’

Goin’ Home — A New Music Project!

Goin’ Home is a brand new music project that has been two years in the making.  The project’s creator, Peter Link, is the record producer, composer, arranger and orchestrator of this work.  There is a cast of wonderful 15 singers on the forthcoming CD and concert tour.  This project is a beautiful, joyful, deep, amazing and diverse work dealing with a theme relevant to anyone and everyone.

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October 11, 2011 at 10:19 am 2 comments

9/11: Sunday in New York City

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Early Morning in New York City

I was grateful to be home in NYC for the anniversary of September 11th.  I didn’t plan it that way.  Most Sundays find me singing in Boston.  On this particular Sunday, however, I was home for a few weeks of working on my new CD project.

Seth Godin

Sunday, September 11th was a beautiful day of reflection, remembrance and connection.  The day began with early morning readings on 9/11.  I read a beautiful blog post by Seth Godin.  Be sure to check out this insightful article:  “It’s Different Here.”

Peter Link

Then I read Peter Link’s profoundly moving blog post on 9/11.  Enjoy his inspiring and healing view point in “Remembering”

Next, my eyes landed on a piece of sheet music on my desk.  The song was Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday.”  The lyrics were a PERFECT prayer to set out on this day of remembrance.  And there was no choice but to listen to the great Mahalia Jackson sing this song on the Duke Ellington Black Brown and Beige album.  It is transcendent.  Listen here.  View the lyrics here.

Finally, as a contribution to this 10th anniversary of 9/11, I posted to Facebook and Twitter a free download of my recording of Peter Link’s “In Silence” from watchfiremusic.com.  It is a tribute and comforting song to anyone who has felt the loss of a loved one and who mourns.  Please get your free download of “In Silence” here.

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September 17, 2011 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

My Last 3 Months… A “Bleet”

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been 3 months since I have posted on my blog.  I have sincerely missed writing and posting.  Where does the time go?  In an effort to catch up fast and move forward, I offer you… a bleet!!

What, you ask, is a bleet???  A bleet is a cross between a short blog post and a tweet.  See, with a bleet, you can be short, but you don’t have to keep it to 140 characters, which, of course, is an absolute impossibility with me.  (And in case you’re wondering, I just made all that up!)

So, here’s my bleet about the last 3 months:

Julia with Bryan Ashley

At The Mother Church:  March, April and May took me weekly up to Boston where I continue to sing as Soloist at The Mother Church.  I sang some gorgeous, inspired music ranging from the wonderful contemporary songs of Mindy Jostyn, (“I And My Father Are One” and “Prodigal Child”) to a perennial favorite, “On Eagle’s Wings,” to several deeply loved traditional treasures: “Arise, Shine” by James MacDermid (with acoustic grand piano) and the healing words and music of “Reality” by Dorothy Currey Chancellor.

At The Watchfire Music Listening Room:  From March through May, I performed at The WFM Listening Room in New York City.  As a partner in Watchfire Music, I have been helping to develop this wonderful performance venue with Peter Link and have also co-produced concerts when not performing:
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June 17, 2011 at 10:11 am 1 comment

The Road To Inspiration — Peter Link and Julia Wade

 

This article has been reprinted from an article first appearing in the Principia Purpose, Peter’s High School and College Alumni Magazine in December of 2010.
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January 27, 2011 at 1:34 pm 1 comment

Where I’ve Been… Every Day

Dear Friends!

It’s November 7th and its been 2 months and a few hours since I last posted!  I’ve missed writing, but the last couple of months have been filled to the brim with finishing my brand new CD, Every Day, which will be released next week!

It’s been an extraordinary journey getting this baby into the world.  I am so excited to present Every Day and look forward to sharing it with you.  The CD is being finished at the masterer’s as I write.
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November 7, 2010 at 2:55 am 1 comment

WFM Listening Room Opens in NYC

WFM Listening Room Opens in NYC
post by Guest Blogger
Peter Link

Wondering what the WFM Listening Room series is all about?  Read on as guest blogger Peter Link regales you — as only he can do —  on the launching of the very first WFM Listening Room House Concert.

And…. I hope this will also serve as a reminder that the second house concert fast approaches!  On Thursday, September 16th we present the second WFM Listening Room experience.

Singer/songwriter Megan Neale will open with her own original songs, accompanied by a wonderful young guitarist, Joe Birkmann.  I will perform brand new songs from my new CD “Every Day” including the title song from this forthcoming album.

Read up here about what we are doing, and if you are in NYC on Thursday night, September 16th, please join us!  You’re invited!!

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WFM Listening Room Opens in NYC
A Howling Success!
by Peter Link

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhh!
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September 6, 2010 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

Interview with Composer Robert Collister – Part 1

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Soli Deo Gloria:
An Interview with Composer Robert Collister
Part 1

Composer Robert Collister was raised in Rochester, New York. He says, “I attended public school, and I was always playing baseball or riding my bike somewhere. In high school I played in the band and orchestra. I played baseball and tennis and also was in the drama club. I guess you could say I was just an average kid.”

Well, this “average kid” went on to become a versatile and prolific composer, musician, performer, and educator. Robert is a Watchfire Music composer with an extensive and beautiful catalog of Inspirational church solos. Very soon, WFM will be releasing a whole set of Robert’s choral songs on Watchfiremusic.com. Read Part 2 of the Collister Interview.

On writing music, Robert says “I don’t like to take credit for what I write since I feel that I am just a vehicle from which music passes through. Bach would write on many of his compositions, “Soli Deo Gloria,” — “To God Alone the Glory.” I take the same position.”

Please join me as Robert shares with us with rich stories and inspiring thoughts on his lifelong experience with music.

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July 13, 2010 at 9:36 am Leave a comment

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