These three musicians (also playing with Ocean Drive Party Band) will be turning up the heat for us this Sunday. Expect some fun, uplifting and soulful sounds, well worth the price of admission (can you beat FREE?!)
Cindy, many of you all know and love, but David and Jeff you may be unfamiliar with, but they are a couple of well seasoned, accomplished musicians who live right here in the Lowcountry. You're sure to fall for these two as well.
Jeff's sweet, smooth harmonies & righteous guitar licks along with the impeccable tasty sounds of David Morrow's Saxophone, blend perfectly to balance Cindy's dynamic, edgy and powerful vocals.
Helen Greenfield on cello along with Steve Green on guitar playing acoustic classic rock.
Helen Greenfield is originally from Wilmington Island, Savannah, Georgia, where she began the study of cello at age ten. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Columbus State University, studying with Donovan Schumacher, former principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony. She then completed her Master´s degree in Music from Montclair State College, where she studied with Chaim Zemach, cellist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Ms. Greenfield has toured Canada and New York state and has appeared in New York City at the Lincoln Center as part of the Chataqua Festival Orchestra. She has performed as principal cellist of the San Marcos Symphony in Phoenix, Arizona where she was also a founding member of the Caf� String Quartet, an ensemble that premiered contemporary music.
Currently, Helen Greenfield freelances throughout the Southeast, performing Solo Cello with a unique blend of original arrangements of classical, jazz, and popular tunes to showcase the lush, chordal richness of the cello as a solo instrument. She also performs regularly with the La Mer Violin and Cello Duo, The Christopher Teves Trio (classical guitar, flute, & cello), the Savannah Symphony, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She also teaches private cello lessons.
Quiana Parler is a Local Legend as well as a Nationally known and critically acclaimed singer. Once again, Unity Church of Charleston brings the very best of talents right to your very own stage.
Quiana Parler, formerly a principal singer in the Broadway-style show, Serenade, at the Charleston Music Hall. Parler leads her own group, Quiana Parler and Friends, and she works regularly on a national level with the likes of Clay Aiken, Keith Sweat and Kelly Clarkson. After years on the road, Quiana has returned home to Charleston, SC and assembled an incredible group of players and singers chosen from the top tier of South Carolina's musical elite. This is a exciting and interactive band, but also a group with deep-rooted musical sophistication. Their song list is extremely diverse, featuring the musical history of the past 50 years. Quiana Parler and Friends travels all across the USA and abroad for weddings, corporate and social clients, entertaining folks who just want to have fun. Quiana's high powered musical/performance band has captured rave reviews with their raw energy and endless enthusiasm. Quiana has taken the crowd-pleasing formula of her professional experience and combined it with a soul-stirring band for a combination that's simply outstanding.
About Elise Testone
Elise Testone is 28 years old and from Charleston, South Carolina. She auditioned in Savannah, Georgia. She feels like she lives and breathes music. She can sing a whole show with roller skates on. She is always acquiring new skills and wants to help others around her. Elise has blessed our church several times prior to her rocketing to stardom on American Idol as a Top 10 Finalist. We look forward to Elise coming back and visiting with us next time she is in town. Stay tuned.... you never know when she may pop in!
She of the beautiful voice blessed us Sunday, 12-4-2011
11/20/2011 "Lee Domann"
Honoring The Wise Service
Award winning songwriter and former Methodist minister
For Lee, music is about the truth---at the core of the song or in the emotional connection with his audience. He writes from the soul, and you hear it in his songs."
- Kathy Mattea
Grammy award-winning recording artist
Patience Clements - Bobby Alvarez and Wayne Mitchum.
FromBrad Henty:"Bobby is currently with Plane Jane as well as Wayne, but they are both veterans of the Serenade Show as well as countless (literally) jazz, r&b, funk and variety bands and recording artists.Patience was formerly the music director for Porter Wagoner and is a well recorded songwriter amd jazz/blues/classical pianist. They are helping us with our Healing Service and will feature gospel and inspirational music.
Patience Clements Currently company pianist for The Charleston Ballet in Charleston SC. Ms. Clements studied piano and music theory at American University in the preparatory department. She attended Manhattan School of Music, studying composition and Dalcroze-Eurhytmics.
10/30/2011 "Now Hear This" Spiritual Vocal Harmonies with an Uplifting Meaningful Musical Message Cindy Teseniar (Second Hand Rose, Second Moon, Cin & Soundcats) Chuck Bartel (Smoking Section) & Mark Beasley (Second Moon, Second Hand Rose, Ricky & the Rattlers & Fire Apes) have put together this deeply spirirtual, tightly woven trio that will surely stir your soul.
10/16/11 Graham Whorley Calendar - Music - Contact - Press "When you see someone that talented, you want people to enjoy it with you...Graham is one of the most talented musicians I've ever seen."
- Josh Quigley "Wherever he goes, he has a following, and he constantly explores new ways to achieve his desired sound with his original experimental/funk/rock music."
- Clayton Stairs - The Georgetown Times
Our Music During our Services is provided by Dwight Purcell.... a musical genius. We are very blessed to have him serve our church each Sunday.
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For more information about the Music Program at Unity Charleston, Contact Brad Henty, Music Director at Music@UnityCHS.org