Robert began his ministry at Asbury January through March 2001 in support of the sabbatical for his precedessor, Taylor Harvey. Taylor remained on staff for another two plus years, and in August 2003 Robert came on board full time as the Director of Music Ministries. Robert’s main objectives were to rebuild the children and youth singing program, seek leadership to support a praise band for the casual service in Fellowship Hall, bring music to the 8:45 AM worship hour in the Sanctuary, and oversee the care and maintenance of the musical instruments.
Just as the program grew under the leadership of Taylor Harvey, so has the program blossomed under the leadership of Robert. Included here are some of those special musical moments. For those of you who have participated and share in this ministry, enjoy the memories and blessings, and may God’s presence among us continue to be praised and lifted high.
Major Works & Concerts Performed
2003: Christmas w/Carillon Bells & Chancel Choir, Christmas Bells are Ringing!
2004: Music Ministry Sunday
2004: Youth Musical, Babouska
2005: All Saints Sunday Concert, Shall We Gather at the River
2005: Lenten Concert w/Wicomico Presbyterian
2005: Christmas Concert, Celebrate the Joy!
2005: Spring Concert: Music Department: His Truth is Marching On
2005: Spring Concert, Carillon Bells, Ring Round the World
2006: Music Department Spring Celebration Concert, Shout to the Lord
2006: John Rutter, Gloria!
2007: Maurice Durufle & Gabriel Faure, Portions of the Requiems
2007: Music Department Spring Celebration Concert
2007: Community Thanksgiving Concert with eight choirs
2007: Christmas Concert, Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, Shine On!!!
2008: Daniel Pinkham, Christmas Cantata
2008: Donkey Tales, Youth Musical
2008: Bell Department Concert
2008: Revelation Ringers Concert
2009: Music of the Resurrection, Chancel Choir Concert
2009: 100% Chance of Rain, Youth Musical
2010: Music Department Spring Celebration Concert
2010: It’s Cool in the Furnace, Youth Musical
2010: Rededication of the Casavant with Eileen Guenther
2010: All Saint’s Sunday, Mozart Requiem
2010: December Revelation Christmas Concert
2011: Guest Organist, John Walker
2011: Maundy Thursday, Service of Darkness, Dale Wood
2011: All Saint’s Sunday, Mozart Requiem
2011: Children & Youth Christmas Concert
2011: Evening Candlelight Lessons & Carols
2011: Amahl and the Night Visitors
2011: Transfiguration Sunday, Gloria, Antonio Vivaldi
2011: Palm Sunday: Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber
2011: Area Youth Choir Festival with Cathy Toney, Guest Conductor
100% Chance of Rain
Cool in the Furnace
Easter 2007, Asbury Brass, Chancel Choir, Revelation Ringers