Asbury Artist Series Features Annie Moses Band
October 3, 2016
WILMORE, Ky. — Annie Moses Band, an acclaimed classical crossover ensemble, showed off its technical virtuosity and storytelling ability during Asbury University’s Artist Series on Sept. 30. Revisiting some of the world’s best-known love songs, the ensemble recalled listeners to authentic, lasting love — what they call the “romance of forever.”
A long-standing Asbury tradition, Artist Series brings world-class artists and performers to campus. Through Artist Series, students and community members have experienced ensembles and artists including the Leipzig String Quartet, the Orchid Ensemble, the American Chamber Players, Chris Thile and many others.
Artist Series is an amazing liberal arts opportunity, exposing students to new artists and ensembles, and in many cases, to new kinds of music. It’s also a highly anticipated social event that brings the campus community together to enjoy great performances.
“I’m always excited to be exposed to different styles of music and to broaden my horizons,” said Jessica Segal ’18. “I’m a lover of great music, whatever the style, and there’s something really special about hearing live music at Artist Series.”
A Christian ensemble made up primarily of siblings, Annie Moses Band recently produced a PBS Special called “The Art of the Love Song,” which was based on the premise that “they don’t make love songs like they used to.” Calling attention to real, faithful, life-long love, the band’s songs are part of Annie Moses Band’s larger message.
“God has given us a great heart for the church and a great heart for the arts,” said Annie Wolaver, the band’s main vocalist. “We also have the chance to be able to speak into the lives of people all around the nation, and that’s such a blessing for our family.”
After opening selections from Joshua Carswell, Annie Moses Band performed classic love songs including “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “And I Love You So,” and “La Vie En Rose,” as well as Bluegrass staples like “Orange Blossom Special.”
“I really liked the message that went along with the music,” said Sarah Anthony ’17. “Love is always relevant, and they’re right — love songs today are not the same as they used to be. I love that they’re bringing their music back to the heart of love, centered on the love of God.”
To learn more about upcoming music opportunities and to explore Asbury’s Music Department, visit: asbury.edu/music