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Monday, June 12, 2017, 7:00pm

The Unity Singers from Unity of New Braunfels

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Brietzke is a singer songwriter who has been writing and playing music for over 35 years, in many different styles and genres.  Wes Mings and Lynda Rolan have played music with Ron for over 8 years, when he became Unity of New Braunfels’ Music Director and were later joined by Kelly Brietzke and Emily Briggs. 

Ron says, “All of my years in music have led me to what I do now in music.  I play and write music based on spirituality, about our connection with Spirit, collectively and individually; how we might become aware of It and how It applies to living in our worldly existence.”

 

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 1:30pm

Rev. Melinda Allen, Associate Minister and Music Director from Unity of Wimberley, Texas

After nearly 30 years serving in New Thought ministries, Melinda graduated in 2016 from One Spirit Interfaith Seminary and was ordained as an interfaith/interspiritual minister. On her first official Sunday, she also was ordained as a Unity minister to serve at Unity of Wimberley.

Melinda says her greatest joy is combining her understanding of spiritual principles with her love of music. She regularly presents moving programs at Unity churches and Centers for Spiritual Living across the country, as well as in prisons and addiction recovery groups.

She is a longtime member of Unity Worldwide Ministries' Music Ministry Team, which offers music to Unity churches worldwide, and she is a regular contributor to PositiveChristianity.org's yearly spiritual retreat cruises.

At Unity of Fort Worth, Melinda put together a 65-voice choir that sang at Carnegie Hall in New York. She also loves musical theater and has performed at venues throughout Dallas and Fort Worth.

Melinda continues to live in Fort Worth with her husband Bob, but they also have a home in New Braunfels.

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 7:00pm

Celebration from Unity Church of the Hills in Austin, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebration, the 10-member ensemble from Unity Church of the Hills in Austin, Texas, is a direct result of saying "Yes!" to Spirit. Under the direction of Susan Heinrichs, Celebration shares their talents, gifting all who hear them with joy and fun. They are committed to making music transformational by connecting with their audience from their hearts. They combine music from our ancestors with some foot-stompin' gospel, all to join together in Celebration of God's love.

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9:00am

The Unity Singers from Unity of New Braunfels

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Brietzke is a singer songwriter who has been writing and playing music for over 35 years, in many different styles and genres.  Wes Mings and Lynda Rolan have played music with Ron for over 8 years, when he became Unity of New Braunfels’ Music Director and were later joined by Kelly Brietzke and Emily Briggs. 

Ron says, “All of my years in music have led me to what I do now in music.  I play and write music based on spirituality, about our connection with Spirit, collectively and individually; how we might become aware of It and how It applies to living in our worldly existence.”

 

Friday, June 16, 2017, 9:00am

Unity of San Antonio Music Team

Jeff Spence Director.
Jeff Spence started playing music professionally with the Bill Causey Big Band at the age of 15.  He has toured all over the world including playing Shea Stadium to 40,000 people, orchestrated for Miss America Cheryl Prewitt Blackwood, whose CD "Rockin Louisiana Man" was released in Europe on BMG Records, studied jazz piano with many greats including Ellis Marsallis,  entertained in resorts and cruise ships internationally, owns GratitudeRoad Recording studios in San Antonio, TX and now presents corporate seminars on Gratitude in the Workplace.

 

 

 

Giles Whitsett
Giles Whitsett is an accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter performing uplifting, inspirational music. For more that thirty five years, he has been featured in Unity churches, restaurants, and private parties.

 

 


David Groce
David Groce is a singer, pianist, composer, and Native American flute player. A lifelong lover of music he discovered a natural talent for singing as a child. In his late twenties he walked away from a job in retail sales to study music full-time at San Antonio College. He currently provides music and sensory therapy for adults with intellectual disabilities. David and his wife Alli live in San Antonio,Texas.

 

 

 

Moses Olivo
Fifty years in the music business of which fifteen includes music ministry. Aside from performing presently in the secular realm locally and regionally in Texas Mr. Olivo is principal percussionist (drum set) at Unity Church of San Antonio.
His music performance experience spectrum ranges from popular dance covers & show lounge cabaret to musical theater and major concert/festival work. Among nationally recognized artists & groups Mr. Olivo has had the good fortune for perform and tour with are Ben E. King (Stand By Me, Spanish Harlem); the Marvelettes (Please Mr. Postman); Mary Wells; Lola Falana; Della Reese; Lionel Hampton and Tiny Tim... -to name a few.
Prior to Mr. Olivo's recruitment into the music ministry program at Unity Church of San Antonio, he served 12 years in music ministry as principal percussionist at St. Paul AME United Methodist Church in San Antonio's East side.


Mike Ellis
A San Antonio native, who began playing at fifteen, Mike has built a reputation as a solid player who can easily switch from jazz to rock to blues and country with great flair. His positive professional manner has made him an asset to many different musical endeavors. He has played with Etta James, The Coasters, Augie Myers, as well as at Fiesta Texas, and NIOSA, happy hours at the Hilton (Riverwalk), as well as fronting his own band. A member of the American Federation of Musicians Local #23, he is a consummate guitarist with a fun loving style that all enjoy. Mr. Fabulous (The Duke of Cool) aptly describe Mike and his expressive demeanor.

 

 


Buffalo Thunder
Buffalo Thunder Frank Del Toro Jr was born here in S.A.  He has been a professional musician for 20 plus years, semi-retired massage therapist,  and plays percussion, 1st nation flute, harmonica, and sings!