One World, Many Voices

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
104 S. Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Honor the traditions of various faiths, uniting through one universal power: music. Enjoy hymns, chants and spiritual music from belief systems all around the world at this concert – a truly Zen experience. This concert features organist Ann Stephenson-Moe and an instrumental ensemble from professional orchestras in Sarasota. See the full program below.

Dr. Joseph Holt conducting Choral Artists in concert at First Church

Ann Stephenson-Moe

Dr. Ann Stephenson-Moe has served as Organist/Choirmaster at the Church of the Redeemer since 1974. Hailed by former Sarasota Herald-Tribune music critic Florence Fisher as an “outstanding organist whose musical interpretations always reflect the integrity and the period of the composer,” Ann Stephenson-Moe is a major musical force in the greater Sarasota area as harpsichordist, accompanist, organist, and conductor.

Ann Stephenson-Moe

In 1979, Dr. Stephenson-Moe co-founded with Arden Fowler and George Bledsoe, Gloria Musicae (now Choral Artists of Sarasota), performing as associate conductor and keyboardist for the widely popular chamber chorus. She also co-founded Key Chorale, a symphonic choir in Sarasota. In an ecumenical spirit, Dr. Stephenson-Moe has been directing choirs at Sarasota-area synagogues since 1984. She is currently Organist and Music Director at Temple Beth Israel on Longboat Key.

Dr. Stephenson-Moe holds a masters in Sacred Music, summa cum laude, from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where she studied with Alec Wyton and Robert Baker. While living in New York, she served on the music staff of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine alongside Dr. Wyton. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Florida State University and a Masters in History from Rollins College. She received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary in 1997 in recognition of her leadership in the field of church music.



Two Traditional Chants
Touching the Earth
Morning Chant

Pavel Chesnokov
Salvation is Created (Kievan Chant, Communion Hymn for Fridays, Psalm 74)

Patti Drennan
With a Voice of Joy (Psalm 42)

Louis Lewandowski
Ki Onu Amecho (Medieval Poem, based on Shir haShirim Rabah 2:16)

Thomas A. Dorsey, arr. Jack Schrader
Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Shaker Song, arr. Kevin Siegfried
Heavenly Display (1838)

John Rutter
For the Beauty of the Earth

Dan Forrest
Psalm 8 (Adonai, Adonenu)

Anonymous, arr. David Lantz III
Festival Anthem on ELLACOMBE

Keith Hampton
True Light (This Little Light of Mine)

Charles H. Gabriel, arr. Ruth Elaine Schram
His Eye Is On The Sparrow

John Newell
Two Devotional Buddhist Chants
Light of Heaven (Vajra Guru mantra: Om ah hum vajra guru padma siddhi hum)
Lord have mercy (Buddhist mantra: Om mani padme hum)

Traditional, arr. Joshua Jacobson
Yom Zeh LeYisra’el/Yismach Moshe (Sephardic Sabbath folksongs)

Traditional, arr. Reed Criddle
Chant of the 6th Patriarch (Buddhist Poem, early Tang Dynasty)

Kurt Weill

Christopher Tin
Baba Yetu (Swahili adaptation of The Lord’s Prayer)

Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland, arr. Joseph Martin
You Raise Me Up

Charles V. Stanford, arr. Mark Hayes
When in Our Music God is Glorified

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