Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, July 10 – 16, 2017 “Out of the Depths” from “Deep Waters” Performed by Julia Wade Produced and Composed by Peter Link Julia Wade is one of…
Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, June 26 – July 2, 2017 “Kamby Bilongo (River)” from “The Golden Days Of Summer” Performed by Simon Clark Simon Clark is a British based composer,…
Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Monday, May 1 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
“Voices from Spring” from Where he Stands
Performed by Désirée Goyette
Music & Lyrics by Désirée Goyette
Twice Grammy-nominated composer, arranger, vocalist, inspirational speaker, and voice-over actor, Désirée Goyette, is best known for her work on the Garfield and Peanuts animated television shows. She has been featured in numerous television specials including: Movie Blockbusters, The Lou Rawls Parade of Stars, Evening Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, The Romance of Betty Boop (as the voice of Betty!), and numerous talk-shows. Désirée also appeared for two years as co-host with Rich Little on the internationally syndicated The New You Asked For It Show.
Alongside sold-out appearances from Carnegie Hall to cabaret, Désirée is deeply rooted in the writing and performing of Inspirational Music. Founder of Lightchild Publishing, Désirée serves as Music Director for Unity Center in Marin, as well a consultant for various cross-denominational music projects. Most recently, Désirée’s work has been published in the New Christian Science Hymnal Supplement.
“Check out Goyette’s voice…when she sings of peace and joy and love, she means it” — San Francisco Chronicle “Top Picks”
“Desiree has the voice and face of an angel — Stanley Eichelbaum, San Francisco Chronicle
“…Every note was perfection!” — The Broadway Critic, San Francisco, CA
“Désirée, your voice and expression are especially beautiful and uplifting. The recording is wonderfully dynamic. I can hear air move when you press the piano keys — brings tears to my eyes.” — Ted Gast, Caledonia Wisconsin
“Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful talent and inspiration with us. The tone is so beautifully centered and you express the full range of Soul through your music which uplifts us all.” — Alexandra Hawley, Music Professor, Stanford University
“It just seemed as if you were singing to me as the beautiful lyrics and music touched my heart.” “… what a joy it was to be lifted out of my sadness to a sense of peace, comfort and actually joy.” — George Birdsong, Laguna Niguel, CA
“Everyone loves your music, your beautiful expression of voice…” — Ed Sage, Executive Director, ArdenWood, San Francisco, CA
Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, April 10 – 16, 2017
“The New Jerusalem” from “Wings”
Performed by Julia Wade
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link
Julia Wade is one of those rare and gifted crossover vocalists who can handle both worlds (classical and pop) with great style and grace. On top of it all, she is a singer who has the ability to get deeply into the lyric and magically inspire the audience. Described by Inside World Music as “the female equivalent of Josh Groban,” Julia is an inspirational and classical crossover artist whose work spans diverse musical styles. She has performed nationally and internationally as a concert soloist, as well as in opera, cabaret and musical theatre, including The Rome Opera and Carnegie Hall.
Recently, Julia starred in a series of performances of a new concert project called “Is Anybody Listening?” at New York City’s Sheen Center for Thought and Culture. Julia will be appearing in live-streaming and live-hosted webcasts of “Is Anybody Listening?” beginning on April 15th and April 23rd, 2017.
As a concert artist, Julia has carved out a unique path as an inspirational singer — touring her evocative solo concerts to a variety of venues from large concert halls to intimate theatres and churches. Julia takes her audience on an inspirational journey in which she grapples with issues of the world at large as well as the individual human condition. Her concert experience is described as being “beautifully entertain[ing] all the while your soul is being nourished!”
Julia completed a successful seven-year run as soloist at the headquarters of a worldwide church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA.
Defining her work, Julia says, “I sing evocative ideas, working to inspire change in the world and healing in individual lives.”
“Julia Wade is the female equivalent of Josh Groban, but there are hints of early Charlotte Church, too. Julia knows how to evoke magic with her beautiful voice.” – Matthew Forss, Inside World Music
“Right to the heart. Just MASTERFUL musicianship. Refined. Pure. Magical.” – Julie Gold, Songwriter of From A Distance
“I fell in love with this album within seconds of hearing the tinkling music and the angel voice of Julia Wade in the glowing tribute to God of the title song … Wade with her undeniable inspirational devotion is the perfect executioner. This is definitely an album you will want to hear EVERY DAY.” — Laurie Lawson, Electronic Link Journey, NYC
Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, March 20 – March 26, 2017
“When in Our Music God is Glorified”
Leon Williams’ CD, Handfuls
Handfuls by Leon Williams
by Leon Williams
Classically trained, Leon is an extremely versatile baritone who soars to tenorial heights with ease and power, is committed to every word of text and takes the listener to a place which completely surpasses mere entertainment. Leon has wowed audiences around the globe with his impassioned interpretations of everything from the cantatas of J.S Bach to his performance of the leading role of Coalhouse Walker Jr. in the original Broadway production of the hit musical Ragtime.
Leon is a native of Brooklyn, New York and currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii where he assists in leading worship at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. He continues to tour the world as baritone soloist, recitalist and guest artist with symphony orchestras and opera companies. Highlights of Leon’s upcoming season are Belshazzar’s Feast with the Amarillo Symphony, Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with El Paso Opera and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
Leon Williams “Handfuls”
“Beautiful music and a great song selection sung with great warmth and feeling.” – Samuel Montgomery, Prairie View, Texas
“I have been taking your CD to varying places letting people hear the great voice that God has given you.” – Charles E. Tatum, Houston, Texas