Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sermon 110313 "Transforming Love/The Strength of Our Witness"

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sermon 102013 "Prayer, Power, Persistence"

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

 Bethel Arts Presents "Kravchak & Au in Recital"

Bethel Arts is proud to present World-class musical artists Dr. Richard Kravchak, oboe, English horn and baroque oboe, and Ms. Mary Au, collaborative artist, in recital on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 4pm.

Kravchak & Au in Recital
 (Press Release) - Jan. 9, 2013 - Dr. Richard Kravchak and Mary Au will bring us a fascinating concert Saturday January 12, performing virtuoso music for oboe and piano, English horn and piano, and for oboe and harpsichord. Dr Kravchak will perform on both modern and Baroque era instruments.

Repertoire to be performed includes:
Handel Sonata in C minor, HWV 366, on baroque oboe
Marin Marais, Les Folies d'Espagne, on baroque oboe
Eugene Bozza, Divertissement, for English horn and piano
Dvorak, Sonatine for Klavier and Oboe in G major, Op. 100
Jason Bahr, Lacerations for oboe and piano
Rod Butler, Fantasy on Days, for oboe alone

When: Saturday January 12, 2013 at 4pm
Where: Bethel United Church of Christ, 536 N. Euclid Ave, Ontario CA, 91762
Price: FREE (Donations are Cheerfully encouraged and gratefully accepted!)
Contact: (909) 283-0237;

Richard Kravchak, virtuosic oboist, has performed professionally as a woodwind soloist, chamber and orchestral musician worldwide on all of the major woodwind instruments in both the jazz and classical idioms. Kravchak is an alumnus of the Eastman School of Music, the Juilliard School, and Florida State University. In addition to being a superb performing artist, Krachak is a dedicated educator. He is currently is Professor of Music at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he where he is the Chairman of the Music Department. In addition to being the Founding President of the College Music Society Pacific Southwest Chapter, he is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Mary Au, Hong Kong born pianist, is an impassioned collaborative artist, chamber musician, solo pianist and master teacher with worldwide experience. Hailed for her "sensitive, seamless transition between chamber music collaboration and piano accompaniment" (Los Angeles Times critic), Ms. Au has collaborated with renowned artists from around the globe, including string players, singers, pianists and other orchestral instruments. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the University of Southern California, Ms. Au is a committed advocate of music education, having presented master classes in music festivals, universities and music conservatories in the United States and China. As a former executive of the GRAMMY Awards, Mary Au dedicates herself to a lifetime of sharing her music with audiences worldwide.

Bethel Arts is the arts incubator for Ontario and the Inland Empire. Please join us for this tremendous program, featuring music from 4 centuries! Visit us at for more information.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Wow - it's been a busy winter season!

Great Beethoven Concert with the Southland Symphony last November, Beautiful Christmas Eve Service at Bethel, lots of Christmas and Holiday musical events..

Now getting ready for a new semester at CSUDH - I will be teaching conducting, string methods, humanities, orchestra, chamber music, composition and more - looks to be a busy year!
Working hard on two textbooks contracted by a major academic publisher (A Humanities text and a String pedagogy text- both due for release for Fall 2013)

On another note: I am on the hunt for choral section leaders (SATB) at Bethel - these are great internship positions. Terrific experience and opportunity...possible college credit could be arranged depending upon the candidate's school. See the Bethel UCC Music Website for more info.

The next Southland Symphony Concert is scheduled for February 16th, 2013 (Sat) at 4pm - please join us - either in the audience, or as a musician member. For more info, check the Southland Symphony Website.