I'm happy to announce that the "Sussex Carol" consortium has been funded! The nine-member consortium is made up of the following directors and organizations:
- Dr. Ben Caston - Gambrell Street Baptist Church (Fort Worth, TX)
- Mr. Dennis Emerson - St. Michael Catholic Church (Bedford, TX)
- Dr. Lori Danielson - Northwest Bible Church (Fort Worth, TX)
- Mr. Chuck King - Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL)
- Mr. Bart Morrison - University Baptist Church (Houston, TX)
- Mr. Jonathan Peacock - First Baptist Church Dublin (Dublin, GA)
- Dr. Robert Pendergraft - First Baptist of Salado (Salado, TX)
- Mr. Matthew Perkinson - First Baptist Church Keller (Keller, TX)
- Ms. Katie Willemssen - Wheaton Bible Church (Wheaton, IL)
These directors and their choirs will receive my new setting of the "Sussex Carol" at the end of August, giving them time to prepare the song for use in their Advent and Christmas services this coming season. The anthem will be published and available to the rest of the world in the summer of 2020!
Many, many thanks to these choir directors for joining the consortium and entrusting me to provide them with a quality new work for their ensembles. I am grateful!