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.
Application for the 10th Fine Arts Summer Academy is now available! This spectacular experience will take place at Lipscomb University July 13-27, 2013. Participants of the Academy will study and perform all styles of music and art, culminating in a Broadway-style extravaganza in the Allen Arena on July 27, 2013.
This year the Academy is proud to announce new tracks, including Composition, Creative Writing, Fine Arts, and Musical Theater for ages 10-13. Please visit www.FineArtsSummerAcademy.com for more details!
We hope you will join us this summer as we follow the call to make His praise glorious!
Annie Moses Band is proud to announce a new partnership with JRA Fine Arts, a premier booking agency in the Christian/Classical Crossover market. “JRA Fine Arts is an ideal fit for what we do as the Annie Moses Band,” says Annie. “By bridging the gap between the faith based community and the performing arts, JRA Fine Arts has been a leader in the mission we see at the heart of our calling – reviving the world of the arts through exceptional talent with a spiritual message. We’re excited to see what the future holds.”
JRA was founded by Jeff Roberts in 1985. From its beginnings as a small start up, the agency has grown to represent some of the best names in Christian music including Casting Crowns, Francesca Battistelli, and Matthew West. A new endeavor launched in 2010, JRA Fine Arts has forged new ground in the classical crossover market, making JRA Fine Arts a unique presence in the performing arts.
September 21, 2012 – With the upcoming release of their new album, Pilgrims & Prodigals, on the horizon, the Annie Moses Band wrapped filming on the new music video for their first single, “Blush”. Directed by award winning filmmaker, David Kiern, the music video for “Blush” is set inside the glamorous Rippavilla Plantation, a historic mansion infamous for its ghosts. “We shot the music video from sunset to pre-dawn,” says Annie, the Band’s lead singer. “It was a little spooky, but also magical. The mansion at night is a beautiful place to capture on film.” The historic setting provided the perfect backdrop for the radio single which marries a nostalgic message to a modern edge.
The song “Blush” was inspired by a quote. “I read this phrase ‘they’ve forgotten how to blush’, and the poetry of it hit me,” said Ben, the Band’s cellist. “I thought, “Wow. Doesn’t that describe the magazine racks in the checkout line?” After he shared the idea with the rest of the group, the Band’s lyricist, Robin, with the help of her husband, Bill, crafted a song that married nostalgic images to a modern aesthetic. “Blush questions our culture’s cynicism and speaks a timeless truth with powerful relevance,” says Annie. “It’s a song that yearns for a return to the beauty and dignity of innocence.”