Special Event: Thomas Keesecker in Concert
Sunday, October 15, 2023, 5:00 PM
We are pleased to be hosting a very special music event on Sunday, October 15 at 5:00 PM in the New Chapel | Freewill offering
Thomas Keesecker will share music from his bestselling piano collections in a 75-minute concert. Keesecker, a composer and church musician as well as performer, is known around the country for his sensitive, delightful, and meditative piano arrangements of hymns. At this concert, we'll be able to sing some of them together, as well as listen to his interpretations. The hymns will be interspersed with poetry by Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry, two of the most beloved and profound poets of the 20th and 21st centuries. CDs of his music will be available for purchase after the concert. His music may be listened to on Amazon Music and YouTube.
Tom retired in 2019 after serving as a church musician for over 40 years in Lutheran and Roman Catholic parishes in Virginia, Montana, and Maryland. His sacred music is published by MorningStar, Augsburg Fortress, Choristers Guild, Concordia, and GIA. His studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Catholic University School of Music in Washington, D.C. prepared him for a career in which he has mixed classical technique and jazz improvisation. He also incorporates Celtic and folk music influences in his arrangements. Besides composing and playing the piano, he and his wife enjoy being new grandparents.
Click below to the YouTube link to listen to some of Thomas' beautiful music!