A cry for peace in a world torn by war, this poignant a cappella setting of an original text is filled with striking dynamic contrasts. “Sing, Be, Live, See… This dark stormy hour, the wind, it stirs. The scorched earth cries out in vain… But music and singing have been my refuge, and music and singing shall be my light…”
“How Can I Keep From Singing” is an American Christian hymn from the 19th century, written by Robert Lowry. Lowry praises the love and peace of Christ in this song and proclaims, “No storm can shake my inmost calm, While to that Rock I’m clinging” referencing the rock of Jesus Christ.
“Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord” is skillfully set by Judith Baity into a driving, gospel-influenced piece based on Psalm 100. You’ll hear some of the Master Singers beautifully accompanied by Heidi and Merlyn Van Regenmorter.
Who hasn’t fallen in love with Hamilton? The Sacramento Master Singers loved learning Dear Theodosia featuring Martin Beal as Aaron Burr and Marco Flores as Alexander Hamilton. We hope this piece restores your faith in future generations and our need to support them as they blossom.
Ken Medema is a song writer, composer, recording artist, and story-teller through music. Blind from birth, Ken began playing the piano at age five and studied classical music by reading Braille. As a music therapist in both Indiana and New Jersey, he began writing songs for hurting teenagers, an experience that helped to launch a career of writing songs on Christian life that has taken him to venues large and small all over North America and beyond. He responds to what he hears and sees in his heart at particular events, often improvising songs on the spot, offering compassion, honesty and desire for integrity in both worship and life.