Spirit and Music Weekend
Date(s) - 09/21/2018 - 09/23/2018
7:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St. John’s presents a weekend of special music events with an exciting variety of musicians who will connect with listeners and learners in an intimate setting for teaching and performance.
There will be opportunities to hear (and create!) music of diverse styles and instruments, including crystal singing bowls, a cappella Gospel music, classical guitar, and Celtic fiddle music.
Admission is free and no registration is necessary.
Come for as many events as you wish, and also welcome to join in a special music service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23rd, with three of the weekend’s guest musicians collaborating in the service music.
Schedule of Events
|Friday, Sept. 21st||7:00 PM – 8:30 PM||Ron Esposito – Crystal and Tibetan singing bowl meditation|
|Saturday, Sept. 22nd||11:00 AM – 12:00 PM||Baoku Moses – Guided drum circle|
|12:00 PM – 1:00 PM||Complimentary lunch|
|1:00 PM – 2:30 PM||Performance and discussion panel with the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood, an a cappella Gospel quintet|
|Sunday, Sept. 23rd||11:00 AM – 12:15 PM||Special musical service featuring Ron Esposito, Baoku Moses, and Finn Magill|
|2:00 PM – 3:30 PM||Finn Magill performance|
|4:00 PM – 5:30 PM||Performance and discussion panel with André Tempera, classical guitarist|
Hear and create the mystical sounds of crystal and Tibetan singing bowls. Ron Esposito leads music and meditation.
Ron Esposito, M.A., plays Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls and is a certified life coach and Enneagram teacher at the Conscious Living Center in Cincinnati. He has released four CDs: “Lifting The Veil: Enneagram Meditations” (with Deborah Ooten), 2008; “Open Heart”, 2009; “We Are One”, 2011 and his latest, “Soul Burst”, 2013. In addition to singing bowls, the new CD features vocal, throat singing, tabla, bansuri flutes, acoustic bass, sitar and percussion.
Read an interview with Ron at Soapbox Cincinnati: http://www.soapboxmedia.com/features/082013mysoapboxronesposito.aspx.
11 a.m. – Noon Saturday, Sept. 22
Play in a large, guided drum circle. Baoku Moses teaches and leads with an eclectic variety of percussion instruments.
“Baoku Moses is a professional cultural African performing artist and an Afro-beat musician, singer, song writer, band leader and a composer from Nigeria based in Cincinnati. Baoku trained and perform professionally as an African drummer and dancer in Nigeria for eight years, before moving to the USA in 2002.”
The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers perform a cappella R&B and Gospel music. Talk with the singers in a short panel following the concert.
The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers is a jubilee-style, a cappella, sacred gospel quartet from Covington. Twenty-five years ago, Ric Jennings formed a five-voice quartet (one lead and four harmony vocalists) out of the renowned Ninth Street Baptist Church Men’s Choir. Since the beginning, this community-based quintet has sung in churches, at special gospel programs, anniversaries, song services and other sacred music events. In any setting, the Brotherhood’s performances inspire feelings of fellowship and recreate the jubilant atmosphere of their home church.
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
Sing, share, and listen in a special service at St. John’s Unitarian Universalist Church, where Baoku Moses, Ron Esposito, and Andrew Finn Magill will each contribute to the service music.
Andrew Finn Magill gives a solo concert of many musical genres on his fiddle. Talk with Finn in a short panel following the concert.
Raised in an Irish musical household in Asheville, North Carolina, Andrew “Finn the Fiddler” Magill grew up studying with many of the world’s best traditional American and Irish fiddlers at The Swannanoa Gathering music workshops. At age 18, his debut album “Drive & Lift” was featured multiple times on NPR and his 2016 two-disc project “Roots and Branches” debuted at #46 on the Folk DJ charts. Says Grammy-winner Americana artist Tim O’Brien: “He has learned from and now plays with the best in the genre. On Branches you can hear a new musical voice emerging. I’m gonna keep listening for Finn Magill.
Watch a trailer for Finn’s Brazilian fusion project, “Canta Violino!”
4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
André Tempera was born in Portugal, where he lived most his life. He started playing guitar informally at the age of 10 and a few years later enrolled in a music conservatory, which he completed in 2005. He then continued his music studies, obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Lisbon Superior School of Music in 2008, followed by a master’s degree from Évora University in 2011, both in performance – classical guitar.
André has played in solo recitals, in several chamber music formations, and in concertos with orchestra. He has taught students of all ages for the last 10 years in official music schools and conservatories, where he also created student guitar orchestras, which he conducted and created arrangements for.
André moved to Cincinnati in 2016, where he has been living, teaching and performing. He is currently finishing his PhD in music and musicology at Évora University.