Judson University proudly announces that acclaimed pianist Huntley Brown will be the guest artist during this year’s Christmas Concert of Worship on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. and again at a second concert performance at 7 p.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin).
“The DCWPA Christmas Concerts of Worship have always been wonderful ways to usher in the Christmas season, and I’m so pleased that this year we will welcome our Artist-in-Residence Rev. Huntley Brown as our special guest artist,” said Demoss Center Director Dr. Warren J. Anderson ’86.
Brown, a 1988 JU alumnus, is the pianist for the Ruth Graham and Friends Ministries. He also plays with the Franklin Graham team and has long been associated with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. And, since 2015, this award-winning recording artist has served as the artist-in-residence at Judson’s Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts (DCWPA).
At Judson, he lectures on trends in global worship, gives master classes in jazz piano and serves as the worship leader for the biannual Judson University cruise event. He has also been instrumental in leading the Judson University Choir on performance tours to his homeland of Jamaica in 2014 and then again in 2016. He and the Judson University Choir will tour Europe in May 2018.
During the Christmas concert, the Rev. Brown will play favorite Christmas songs with members of the Judson University Choir, the Piano Ensemble, the Judson Civic Orchestra, the Guitar Ensemble, the Chamber Singers, the Jazz Ensemble and the Judson Community Music School Children’s Choir (led by Beca Malmgren ’11).