Music

Silly and Sacred

Off Our Rocker Mendelssohn Elijah
OFF OUR ROCKER

Making merry with two college bandmates from the mid-1960s at UNC-Chapel Hill, I sing harmony here for our second CD. Released in November 2008, it’s an all-Beatles collection called The Blue Album, a Carolina blue take-off on the legendary White Album of 1968.

Bill Guy and John Yelverton had arranged a weekend reunion after I finished the King trilogy in 2006. We revived our songs from the British invasion, and had so much fun that we stayed up all night recording in Bill’s spare bedroom. Our new group of seniors, OFF OUR ROCKER, released a debut CD called OverTime that sold dozens of copies.

We have fun. You’ll be surprised by the sound. Click below to hear samples from both CDs.

THE BLUE ALBUM SAMPLE TRACKS

Help
Taxman
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
You're Gonna Lose That Girl
I Will
A Hard Day's Night

OVERTIME SAMPLE TRACKS

The Letter
To Love Somebody
Bye, Bye Love
You Won't See Me
Please Please Me
The Last TimeTo hear more clips, learn more about OFF OUR ROCKER, order CDs, or download songs, go to: www.offourrocker.biz.

BROWN MEMORIAL CHANCEL CHOIR

I am a chorister in the tenor section at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. On May 17, 2009, we performed Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Elijah” with celebrated guest organist Frederick Swann and soloists drawn mainly from the Peabody Conservatory. It was a thrill for me to be part of such glorious music.

Our church has preserved the “Elijah” performance in a high-quality 3-CD set.

Click below to hear audio samples.

If With All Your Hearts
For God Shall Give the Angels
Blessed Are All They who Fear God
Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord
Thanks be to God
Hear ye, Israel
It is Enough; Lord Take my Life
God, Watching Over Israel, Slumbers Not
O Rest in the Lord
Holy is God the Lord
And Then Shall Your Light Break ForthTo learn more about Brown Memorial, the Tiffany concert series, or to order CDs of “Elijah,” go to: http://www.browndowntown.org/index.php?s=tiffanyseries.