We are excited to invite you to A NIGHT OF COLLABORATION IN CONCERT featuring pianist Andrew Barnes Jamieson, former Oak Parker and member of Pilgrim in collaboration with dramatic baritone Darnell Ishmel offering original musical compositions. Mr. Ishmel's arrangement of John Stainer's God So Loved the World will also feature Pilgrim's Chancel Choir under the direction of Dr. Wilbert O. Watkins.
Pilgrim native Andrew Barnes Jamieson is dedicated to spiritual transformation through his work as pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger. With a passion for gospel music, he is the Minister of Music at Bethel Community Presbyterian Church, the music director at Pacific School of Religion, and plays piano for City of Refuge, UCC in Oakland, California.
Darnell Ishmel grew up singing, playing, and directing gospel music at his local church. After finishing his studies in Music and African American studies at the University of Michigan, he went on to make his professional debut with Cincinnati Opera. Hailed by the New York Times for his, "show-stealing" stage presence, "rich baritone, precise diction and superb comic timing" in his New York opera debut, he is a flexible vocalist and an innovative recitalist who constantly explores programming in an effort to enhance the recital tradition, attract new audiences, and preserve the art form.
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