On Friday, May 10th, the Annie Moses Band was honored to receive the Bennet Recognition Award, also known as “The Macedonian Call”, an annual award presented by Trinity College of Florida. This unique award is given to select individuals who through speech, life, love, faith and purity exemplify the shared core values of Trinity College of Florida in serving humanity. Recipients of this recognition award have modeled personal integrity, global influence, and spiritual impact at the highest levels of society. Previous recipients have included Billy Graham; the award has only been presented three times in the College’s history. The President of Trinity College of Florida, in consultation with the College community, selects the recipient. The award was given at Trinity College’s Celebration Banquet, an event celebrating 80 years since the founding of the College.
This past week, the Annie Moses Band was privileged to perform at the Annual National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C. Alongside patriots and speakers such as Senate Chaplain Barry Black, Rear Admiral William D. Lee (United States Coast Guard), Dr. James Dobson, Pastor Greg Laurie, Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL), Father Jerome A. Magat, and Congressman Frank Wolf, (VA), those assembled prayed for the future of our country, joining with hundreds of similar events across America. To learn more about the National Day of Prayer, visit www.nationaldayofprayer.org and continue to pray for our nation.
Robin Wolaver, Founder (and Mother) of the Annie Moses Band shows how she nurtured the artistic abilities of her children, and, together with her husband Bill, led their family to attain a high level of musical skill and excellence. Coming September 1st, 2013 to stores everywhere!
Well everyone, 2012 has come to its close. Here are some of the highlights of our year!
#1 The birth of Audrey Jane Wolaver, September 7th, 2012
Our family has been given a precious addition this year! Berklee and Alex had their first little baby girl, Audrey Jane Wolaver, on September 7th. She is a continual delight, getting plump and pudgy and bringing immeasurable joy into our lives! A true little lady.
#2 Carnegie Hall Debut
We have dreamed for years to perform in Carnegie Hall, and we were blessed beyond measure in 2012 to see that dream come true in a performance with the North American Choir and Orchestra. NYC in January was definitely chilly! The show was an amazing experience, and so was the cruise on the Hudson afterwards! Many thanks to all who participated with us!
#3 Standing Ovation Debut on the Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium
In November we performed on the Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium. It was quite a moment to stand on that stage for the first time! We were blessed with a standing ovation after playing ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ for the packed house, which was just amazing. It was an awesome night!
#4 FASA 2012
This year’s Fine Arts Summer Academy was undoubtedly the best yet! The Younger Division culminated in the final show “Poems, Prayers, & Promises”, a fun and touching musical about the Word of God. We got to work with truly amazing young talents! The Upper Division Gala show ‘Quo Vadis’ was absolutely phenomenal. It was the first year for the Gala show to be held in Allen Arena on the Lipscomb University campus. The students gave their best and the Spirit of God truly visited us!
#5 The Release of Pilgrims & Prodigals
On October 2nd, the long awaited Pilgrims & Prodigals was released to stores. We are excited about this newest project and look forward to touring the music in 2013. To order a copy just hop over to the store page!
#6 Blush Music Video
The first single from Pilgrims & Prodigals, Blush, is a song dear to our hearts. We were given the opportunity to partner with the amazingly talented director David Kearn for the project. It was a blast to film our first ever music video on location at Rippa Villa, a Civil War mansion in the heart of the Tennessee hills. Click here to watch the Blush music video.
#7 The Christmas Tour and Ultimate Christmas Collection
As always, Christmas was the highlight of our year! We toured all the way from Texas to Florida to Louisiana on the three week tour. For the first time this year we had the Ultimate Christmas Collection, which is very true to its name! The box set contains four CDs and two DVDs, including our newest Christmas offering, Christmas Comes Softly, the meditative, intimate album of beloved Christmas carols.
Thanks to God and to everyone who made 2012 such a wonderful year. We look forward to what 2013 will bring! Happy New Year to you all!
Los Angeles, Calif. (November 28, 2012)- The critically acclaimed Annie Moses Band made its Grand Ole Opry debut this past Fri., Nov. 23 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. The performance was in support of its latest fall release, Pilgrims & Prodigals, and the compilation project, Annie Moses Band Ultimate Christmas Collection, which is currently available in stores.
Friday’s performance aired on 650 AM WSM Radio and Sirius XM Channel 56. During the show, the band performed its show-stopping rendition of the holiday classic “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” one of the many timeless carols featured on Annie Moses Bands’ Christmas project. The band’s first radio single, “Blush,” was also performed to coincide with Pilgrims & Prodigals, which features an eclectic fusion of music including classical, jazz, folk, and Celtic. After receiving a standing ovation, the group returned to the stage for an encore performance for its high energy version of “Jingle Bells.”
Famous for its holiday renditions, the group’s Ultimate Christmas Collection is a five-disc package comprised of an instrumental project, the band’s chart topping studio album and the record breaking PBS CD/DVD special. The album highlights three classic projects from the Annie Moses band that include Christmas Bright & Beautiful, This Glorious Christmas, and Christmas with the Annie Moses Band live CD/DVD. New to fans is a digital release, Christmas Comes Softly, which features instrumental arrangements of holiday favorites.
To coincide with Ultimate Christmas Collection, the band will embark on a seasonal tour beginning in Bellville, Ill. on November 29. Sponsored by Holt International, the tour will feature 17 performances from the compilation. Holt International is a non-profit organization that supports special needs children in countries overseas who are awaiting adoption.
About Annie Moses Band
The Annie Moses Band is made up of six siblings with their parents Bill and Robin spearheading the lyrics and arrangements. As a whole, the family has earned numerous awards and achievements that testify to the depth of each member’s artistic ability, while collectively creating a blend of captivating styles of classical, jazz, folk and even frisson of Celtic. The group consists of highly trained experts with most of them having graduated from the prestigious Juilliard. In addition to its PBS specials and tour dates, the band hosts a Fine Arts Summer Academy, which is an intensive program in the summer for young musical artists that allow them to put their technique to work with on-stage performing experience.
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