DUNCAN HOLMES, PIANIST
Please come join us at Colonie Alliance Church
Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 7 PM.
The Duncan Holmes Story:
Because of retinopathy of prematurity, I was blind at birth. At age three, I began to play the piano, but it wasn't till age 8 that I began lessons. I grew up in a home where the love of music was cherished and nurtured. It was at the Maryland School for the Blind that I began lessons, and during my schooling, I was active in various musical organizations, including founding a jazz combo, the Swingin' Teens. I also received a number of music awards during my time there and also participated in various music festivals with other blind students throughout the East Coast.
It was at the Maryland School for the Blind that I made the most important decision in life. Somebody there told me of the necessity of having a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. At age 16, I trusted Christ as personal Saviour and Lord. Before then, I was at best a selfish, bitter weakling. But His Presence in my life has gradually changed me-sometimes through painful, sometimes surprising, sometimes challenging ways.
I received my Bachelor's in Piano Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music (now Shenandoah University) in Winchester, Virginia and my Master's in Music Education from the University of North Texas in Denton.
For two years, I was accompanist for former Metropolitan Opera baritone Calvin Marsh. We were known as Messiah's Messengers, working under the auspices of Beth Sar Sholom (formerly The American Board of Missions to the Jews.) Calvin and I toured the United States and Canada, singing and sharing our testimony at a wide variety of venues, including two appearances on the "700 Club."
For most of my adult life, I've been concertizing on my own. I've toured a good bit of this nation, doing programs at schools, churches, nursing facilities and other places. I am pianist at Hill Country Church of Fredericksburg, Texas (my home town) and also share my music at various local venues.
That's a lot of stuff, but I still invite you to visit my website
I look forward to seeing you when I come up.
God bless you!