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January 2015

2015 Annual Musician Training Event – ELCA, Chicago

January 29, 2015 - January 31, 2015
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 8765 W Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631-4185 United States
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The Evangelical Lutheran Church In America (ELCA) has again invited Dr. Abe to participate as a leader in the annual training event for young Lutheran musicians interested in multicultural worship.  This event is held in Chicago and is not open to the general public.

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February 2015

Milwaukee Heritage Chorale Valentine’s Day Program

February 14, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202-5916 United States
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The Milwaukee Heritage Chorale is one of Milwaukee's few chorale ensembles that features outstanding music of every expression of African American music, from classical, Gospel, jazz and popular.  Dr. Abe will once again accompany the ensemble and soloists in the Valentine's Day program.  This program is open to the public, and the price of tickets which includes an exquisite full course dinner will soon be posted.

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March 2015

New Hernhut Moravian Choir St. Thomas

March 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Hernhut Moravian Church, 11 Estate New Herrnhut St. Thomas, V.I. 00802 Virgin Islands (U.S.) + Google Map

Dr. Abe has been invited to accompany the New Hernhut Moravian choir of St. Thomas, at their annual Easter program on March 28, 2015 in St. Thomas, V.I..  He is excited that they will perform his composition, "Fruit of the Spirit," which will also be included in their Canadian tour.

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June 2015

Redeemer Lutheran Church music camp – Milwaukee

June 15, 2015 - June 28, 2015
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 631 North 19th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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Dr. Abe will be teaching world percussion and serving as an accompanist for the musical presented by elementary and middle school aged children at the end of the music camp.  This camp is open to the general public, and details will soon be forthcoming.

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July 2015

ELCA Multicultural Youth Leadership Event, Detroit

July 13, 2015 - July 15, 2015
Wayne State University Detroit, MI United States + Google Map

MYLE is the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event designed to empower young leaders of color for the ELCA’s (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) mission in the world.  Dr. Abe has been invited to be the pianist for the band for the event.  Stephen Styles, on traps, is the musical leader of the group along with Nathaniel Viets-VanLear, hand percussionist, who handles logistics.  Also in the band are Timothy Butler and Aisea Taimani, Ashley Carter who are the primary vocal leaders,  K.C. Maestro, the vocalinist,…

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August 2015

New Herrnhut Moravian Choir tour in Canada

August 1, 2015 - August 6, 2015
Unnamed Venue Calgary, Canada + Google Map

The New Herrnhut Moravian choir based in St. Thomas VI, will be performing in Calgary, Canada from August 1 - 6.  Dr. Abe is honored to be the touring pianist for this outstanding ensemble under the able direction of Sister Yvonne Francis.  Details of venues will be forthcoming.

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October 2015

“In the Spirit” Concert of African American Spirituals

October 18, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church, 5505 W Lloyd St
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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Dr. Abe and David Nunley will be the accompanists for a concert of Spirituals performed by soloists and the well known and respected Heritage Chorale, under the direction of G. Dwight Hamilton.  The program will  include choral, traditional and contemporary art song arrangements of spirituals as well as spirituals that were part of the civil rights movement of the 1960's.  A free will offering will be accepted. Details: Sunday, October 18, 3 PM at Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church, 5505…

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February 2016

Music for Tanzania! Concert for a Cause

February 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, 200 High Meadow Dr
Cary, NC 27511 United States
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Dr. Abe will partner with the Senior and Youth Choirs of Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, the Shaw University Choir, and Dr. Alison Arnold,  in a program of his original compositions to raise funds to send a piano and scholarship funds to the music department of Tumaini University in Tanzania.  The program entitled, "Laugh, Cry, Dance, Sigh: Music by Dr. Abe," will feature original songs and choral works in several world music styles which incorporate audience participation.  It promises to…

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June 2016

Milwaukee premier of “Called To A Vision: Celtic Ngoma”

June 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 631 North 19th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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Mr. Myron Heaton, distinguished director of the Myron Heaton Chorale,  is offering a two week choral workshop here in Milwaukee which culminates in a concert. I am delighted that Mr. Heaton has agreed to perform my most recent composition, "Called to a Vision: Celtic Ngoma."  It will be one of many choral works performed in the program, which usually lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes. The workshop runs from Monday through Friday, for two weeks from, 7  - 8:30…

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January 2017

Tri-Synodical Theological Conference-Austin, Texas

January 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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