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Aloha Honolulu!

Sep 3, 2018   //   by bcp   //   News  //  No Comments

Hawaii Uke Flowers

We’re in beautiful Honolulu Hawaii Sept. 6-19 at the invitation of the Calvary By the Sea Lutheran Church. We can hardly wait to present on one of our passions, Intergenerational Worship, as part of the Hawaii ALCM regional workshop. We’ll be making music in several places, thanks to the efforts of our concert agent Katherine Crosier (Doris’ sister!) who will also be hosting us in her beautiful apartment in the sky. Making sure we don’t get too sunburned, she’s lined up the following schedule:
Sept. 8, 8:30-4 Calvary By the Sea Lutheran Church, Honolulu Workshop Presenters (Session 2, 10:30-noon)
Sept. 9, 7:30 and 10 am Sunday Services @ Calvary By the Sea
Sept. 13, 6pm Jazz Vespers @ St Peter’s Episcopal Church (soup dinner included!)
Sept. 14, 11-noon Concert @ Arcadia Retirement Home
Sept. 14, 6-7pm Concert @ St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church
Sept. 16, 8 am Sunday Service @ Lutheran Church of Honolulu
Sept. 16, 9:30 Sunday Service @ United Church of Christ
Pictures to come!

New for Advent and Christmas

Nov 12, 2014   //   by bcp   //   News  //  No Comments


We are pleased to present some new music releases for the 2014      Advent Christmas season!

Come Let Us Turn to the Lord – arranged for SAB with piano and guitar accompaniment. Visit the BCP Store to listen to TBC’s original recording of the song and preview the score.

Silent Night – instrumental arrangement for piano, guitar and/or bells or C instrument. A medley of Silent Night and Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne. Includes guitar tab. Visit the BCP Store to listen to TBC’s original recording and preview the score.

Other Advent and Christmas Music from BCP:

Christmas Folio
Three original carols for Advent/Christmas. O Tiny Child is a tender lullaby, written in a slow tempo. Long Awaited King expresses the longings of the waiting heart and is suitable for Advent. God Has Come to Us is an upbeat, joyous celebration of Christ’s birth. Arranged for solo or ensemble/piano/guitar). Look and Listen at the BCP Store.

Joyous Light
A new setting for evening prayer by Sharon Dennis and Doris Au MacDonald (authors of “Alleluia: a new communion setting”) was written for the Association of Lutheran Musicians 2012 Region IV Gathering in Thousand Oaks California. Scored for piano, guitar, optional flute and violin, this setting uses strong melodies and modern song structure for easy sing ability. “Our second weds night using Joyous Light for our Advent Evening Prayer….love it!” Grace of God Lutheran Church in St Paul, Minnesota. Look and Listen at the BCP Store.

Long Awaited King CD
From jazz to jig to joyful rock, “Long Awaited King” has it all and is sure to become your favorite Christmas CD! Includes originals as well as innovative arrangements of traditional carols. Perfect for gift-giving or personal listening. Listen at the BCP Store.

Ready for Spring!

Feb 20, 2013   //   by bcp   //   News  //  No Comments
2012 WAMMY

2012 WAMMY

Ready For Spring

For those of us in the greater D.C. area, this has been a winter without much snow… but not without cold. As I write, I am waiting to go out in the cold with Sharon,as it is the night of the annual WAMMY awards, given by the Washington Area Musicians Association. We are ready for this long winter cold to be gone, and are looking forward to spring!
In April, we will be joining a team going to Haiti to put on a music enrichment program for an elementary school, and perhaps lay the foundation for an ongoing music program. We met with the other members of the team and will meet with the school’s founder in a couple of weeks. Right now, Sharon and I are brainstorming ideas for the trip, so the sky’s the limit! If you would like to receive further information about this project, and become a part of our home team, reply here.
This week, we’re back to BIAS Studio to record some of our Joyous Light of Glory service, in preparation for going as exhibitors of our music to the ALCM (Association of Lutheran Church Musicians) Biennial Conference in Valparaiso, Indiana, to be held in June. We look forward to being at BIAS and congratulating them on their WAMMY win of Best Studio as well as our sound engineer, Jim Robeson, who won Best Producer. We also plan to record some new Braeded Chord singles like “Courage” so be looking for those!
In March, we have performances lined up in Front Royal, Gainesville, and Culpeper and would love to see some of your lovely faces!
Oh, yes, back to the WAMMYs… “Long Awaited King” won for Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording of 2012. Whoo hoo! We are so honored, and congratulate all the other nominees, winners and wonderful musicians of the greater Washington DC area! — Doris, for TBC

(Photo: Top- Aarography Photography, Bottom- Sharon Dennis )
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Saturday, Mar 2, 5:30pm
BBQ @ Rockland Community Church, 2921 Rockland Rd, Front Royal VA 22630
Free admission and food!

Thursday, Mar 14, 7:30pm
March Missions Awareness Forum @
Mountain View Community Church
16088 Rogers Road, Culpeper VA
Music and Speakers

Friday, Mar 15, 2:30pm
St. Paddy’s Day Hoopla @ Gainesville Health and Rehab Center, 7501 Heritage Village Plaza, Gainesville VA
Chair dancing and fun!

Coming Up…

March 24-31, Holy Week Services @ Church of the Word, Gainesville VA

April 28-May 4, Music Team to Haiti

May 18, 5:30pm Coffeehouse Worship @ Burke Presbyterian Church (changed from April 6)

June 24-28, Teen Worship Boot Camp @ Church of the Word, Gainesville VA (moved from August)

June 30-July 3, ALCM Biennial Conference in Valparaiso, Indiana

Taking a Quick Breather

Dec 15, 2011   //   by bcp   //   News  //  No Comments

Just taking a breather before our last Christmas show tonight. It’s been a pretty good season– we’ve enjoyed playing for some large groups in a variety of places over the past week and a half– a posh country club, a large church, and even a jewelry store. We’ve enjoyed the audience interaction and positive comments at each one, but I think last night’s has to move to the top of our list. We were at a Rehab/Rest Center for a Family Night Holiday party. The tables were nicely decorated and snack buffet set up in an adjoining room. Family members brought in their loved ones, most all in wheel chairs. We greeted a few “regulars” we knew from our monthly visits, where we sing with the residents on Sunday afternoons. It was wonderful to hear people singing with us– they especially seemed to enjoy “Jingle Bells,” where we had everyone with keys become our percussion section, “Frosty,” “Rudolph”, and the “12 Days of Christmas.” One man came to us after returning his wife to her room and said, “Thanks a million. You got my wife to do something she hasn’t done in three years– sing!” Other family members commented on how their loved ones had sung every word of the songs. It felt so good to spread some Christmas cheer! We have a small party to sing for tonight of mostly kids– should be fun! Then onto more practice and the Christmas Eve service at church.

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