Michael Whitney Brown, Singer/Songwriter & Authentic Gospel Musician

Michael Brown HeadshotIf there’s one thing I can say about Michael Brown, it’s this: he is the real deal — unpretentious, sincere, passionate, joyful, loving, and extremely intense both in art and in life. An astonishingly talented musician, his fingers glide over the piano keys with a scintillating flair matched only by his rich, soulful voice and captivating stage presence. But Michael is much more than just a gifted performer; he’s a natural communicator and a profoundly inspiring leader whose warmth, charisma and life-affirming energy are infectious and irresistible. Part life coach, part philosopher, part preacher of peace, he leads his followers on a transformative journey that is as much about introspection, spirituality, and human connection as it is about learning gospel songs.

I’ve collaborated with Michael enough times to know that he will undoubtedly bring down the house at Singing Together for Peace, a festival of gospel and folk music on May 12, 2018 at Woolsey Hall, which is being presented by Saecula Choir Foundation in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Elm City & United Girls’ Choirs. As guest artist at the festival, Michael will Continue reading

Amy F. Bernon, Composer

Bernon pinkAmy Bernon is one of Connecticut’s leading composers of choral music. She’s also a talented singer, pianist, conductor, and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet! Amy’s music is accessible and unpretentious, and she has received countless commissions from choral festivals and ensembles of all levels. Her works for treble voices are especially popular among women’s choirs and youth choirs. I recently had an opportunity to speak with Amy about her perspective on choral music, her experience working with Continue reading