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(Immediate Release – Los Angeles, CA – January 11, 2007)



First Baptist Church of Amarillo presents “Sacred Music Compositions of Nick Strimple”


Amarillo native, Nick Strimple, will conduct the World Premiere of his new work, “Harpsichord Concerto.” The concerto was commissioned by the First Baptist Church in memory of Betty Kilpatrick Kline.


Additional sacred music written by Strimple will be conducted by the church’s Minister of Music, Lanny Allen. Featured on the program are members of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, the First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, and organist/harpsichordist David Lowe performing on a 1994 Richard Kingston harpsichord.


About Nick Strimple: Highly regarded scholar and author, Dr. Strimple is a member of the choral faculty in the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, and Director of Music at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church. Born in Amarillo, he graduated from Tascosa High School and was educated at Baylor University and the University of Southern California. A full biography is available.


About David Lowe: As a harpsichordist, Mr. Lowe has performed in various roles including his most recent appearance with the Houston Chamber Orchestra. The Associate Minister of Music and organist at the First Baptist church of Amarillo since 1983, Lowe has degrees in organ performance from Howard Payne University and the University of Texas at Austin. A full biography is available.



Book: Choral Music in the Twentieth Century

“Everyone with a love of choral music – whether composer, conductor, singer or just fond admirer – should have this eloquent book in their library. Strimple, a gifted and articulate writer, has produced a volume that is easy, enjoyable and enlightening to read . . . Finally, the strongest endorsement I can offer is that this text is required reading for my graduate students.” [James Dearing, American Music Teacher, April/May 2006]


Recording: Judith Lang Zaimont: Meditations for the New Year

“Nick Strimple’s Choral Society of Southern California gives a tremendous choral performance. With crisp diction, the sense that they know what they’re singing about, and an heroic job of maintaining pitch.” [Classical Archives, January 2006 (#94)]


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