Monday, June 13, 2016, 7:00pm
Carole Tomhave is a 1982 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, with a bachelor degree, in Music Education.
Her conducting and teaching experience is wide and varied, including 31 years of music ministry in Unity, Methodist, and Lutheran churches. She has also taught choral, general and instrumental music in California, Maryland and Virginia. Additionally, she is a chorister with the Blue Ridge Singers based in Front Royal VA. Singly and with members of New Day, she has led workshops in various aspects of music ministry at regional and national Unity conferences since 2007.
Carole's performance experience includes 11 years as a professional member of the Paul Hill Chorale and the Washington Singers.
She also has sung choral masterworks with the Washington Ballet, the National Symphony, Harlem Dance Theatre, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, at the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall. She has conducted many great choral works with orchestra, and was music director for productions of "Oliver!", "The Sound of Music," and "Carousel" in California.
Tuesday, June 14, 2015, 1:30pm
Austin, Texas based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and award-winning songwriter Kit Holmes has been performing, composing, arranging and producing music professionally since the age of 13.
Her smooth and powerful jazz-infused, adult-contemporary songs have been scoring awards since she entered her first songwriting contest in 2004. With rave reviews from All About Jazz and Jazz Corner magazines, Kit's 2011 release Return to Love was a 54th Annual GRAMMY Award Entry for Best Pop Vocal Album!
Kit's musical vocabulary is vast, eclectic and always full of surprises. At her live shows you may hear a mash-up of Cannonball Adderley's "Mercy, Mercy" with the theme from Sesame Street while she's channeling Stevie Wonder. Her finely-crafted original tunes run the genre-gamut from smokey jazz ballads to masterfully-produced hip-hop riffs for spin classes at the gym. Throw in some guitar-driven Americana and folk, sensuous Latin grooves and some flat out fluffy-fun pop tunes and you get the picture: Kit is a prolific writer and engaging performer.
If all that doesn't quite do it for you, Kit's haunting instrumentals and spoken-word, guided meditations bring calmness, clarity and healing - and ease to mothers (and babies) during childbirth! (Really!!). Need a soundtrack for your life? Kit's got it.
In addition to performing regularly at house concerts and listening rooms, conferences, and festivals around the country (and soon, the world!) Kit is the Music Minister/Director at Unity Church of Wimberley, Texas, a ministerial student through Centers for Spiritual Living and a regular guest speaker and workshop presenter on songwriting and things of a spiritual nature.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 7:00pm
Full Moon Eye
Americana music duo Kelly Quinn and Chris Pfeiffer are Full Moon Eye. It is a rare thing when music comes from one breath, one body, one love.... one song.
Chris and Kelly’s unique, velvety vocals caress in such a way that it’s often hard to distinguish one from the other. Kelly’s piano is driven from the raw stage form of Elton John to the sensitive, felt nuances of George Winston and Matt Rollings. Chris’ guitar glides on years of James Taylor and Neil Young.
Born in Dallas and Austin, Texas, they have both recorded and toured professionally for years and have journeyed multiple musical roads that now has them on one main highway.
Chris and Kelly’s favorite thing to do is disappear into the desert of west Texas and the high desert mountains of Colorado, writing the songs they record and perform live.
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 9:00am
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