The Annie Moses Band is proud to announce that the Fine Arts Summer Academy, the Southeast’s leading pop/classical summer arts program, will be performing its final Gala Show July 25 at the Grand Ole Opry! Four years after moving to Lipscomb University’s Nashville campus, FASA will make its debut on Music City’s most famous stage. This is an outstanding opportunity for the talented young performers who will gather from all across America in July to study and perform with skilled teachers and music industry professionals. Tickets go on sale shortly, so keep your eye on anniemosesband.com for further details. Spread the word about this incredible performance – it’s going to be a night to remember! For more information on the Opry Gala and the Fine Arts Summer Academy, visit www.fineartssummeracademy.com.
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!