The First Fine Arts Series is a venture that is dedicated to the idea that art is a gift from God, and that it should be cultivated and celebrated among the people. Concerts throughout the Series will bring together the community and the church to enjoy the gift of music. The spirit of bringing people together is in keeping with our purpose. Enjoy the music, and feel free to stay a while.
"Then David spoke to the leaders of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers accompanied by instruments of music, stringed instruments, harps, and cymbals, by raising the voice with resounding joy."
1 Chronicles 15:16 New King James Version (NKJV)
LENTEN LUNCH SERIES
April 4 – Leo Day, tenor
Leo Day is a native of Canton, Mississippi. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Dr. Leo Day has served on the faculty of both William Carey College and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The courses taught by Dr. Day are as follows; Vocal Pedagogy, Diction for Singers (French, German, Italian, and English), Sacred Solo Literature, French Song Literature, Italian Song Literature, and Vocal Studio Management.
Leo was Minister of Music at Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. Not only did he facilitate worship leadership, but also the children/youth choirs, the drama ministry, adult choir, orchestra, praise team and many other ensembles. During this time, Leo also served as an adjunct voice faculty member at the University of West Florida.
Currently, Dr. Day is the Dean of the School of Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, a post he began in August 2013.
Leo performs frequently throughout the Southeast and Northeast regions of the United States. He has performed professionally with the Hawaii Opera Theatre of Honolulu. After completing the regular opera season, Leo was invited back to be the lead tenor for the Hawaii Opera Theatre's touring company. Since Honolulu, Leo has performed in Maui, Hawaii and Mackinac Island, as well as several countries including Moscow, Russia, Pueblo, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, Barbados, North West Germany (Gronau, Travemünde, Lübeck, and Westerkappeln), Kazakhstan, South Korea, Philippines, Brazil, and Melbourne, Australia.
Leo Day, the recording artist, can be heard on his solo recordings. "He Loves Me" was released in June, 2003 and “Solace For The Soul” was released in June of 2005. These recordings can be obtained by emailing Leo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 11 – Faith DeBow, piano
Faith DeBow is sought after for both solo and collaborative performances as well as choral accompaniment and teaching. She enjoys a vibrant career based in the Central Texas region. She has performed in over a dozen US states and eight countries. A champion of contemporary music, Faith has collaborated with many composers and performed several world premieres. Since 2005, Faith continues her longstanding collaboration with the Grammy®-winning choral ensemble, Conspirare, touring nationally and abroad. She has recorded with Conspirare for Harmonia Mundi and PBS, as well as with tuba player Tim Buzbee for Albany Records.
Faith has served as collaborative pianist and Emerging Artist Coordinator on the leadership team of the Victoria Bach Festival since 2010. She teaches class piano and accompanying as a Senior Lecturer at Texas State University, a position she has held since 2001. She also accompanies instrumental students at Trinity University and is the pianist for the music program at San Antonio Academy.
SPRING CONCERT SERIES
APRIL 14, 2017
7:00 pm • Sanctuary
FBCSA Chamber Singers
MAY 7, 2017
6:30 pm • Sanctuary
FBCSA Sanctuary Choir