Well everyone, 2012 has come to its close. Here are some of the highlights of our year! #1 The birth of Audrey Jane Wolaver, September 7th, 2012
Our family has been given a precious addition this year! Berklee and Alex had their first little baby girl, Audrey Jane Wolaver, on September 7th. She is a continual delight, getting plump and pudgy and bringing immeasurable joy into our lives! A true little lady.
#2 Carnegie Hall Debut
We have dreamed for years to perform in Carnegie Hall, and we were blessed beyond measure in 2012 to see that dream come true in a performance with the North American Choir and Orchestra. NYC in January was definitely chilly! The show was an amazing experience, and so was the cruise on the Hudson afterwards! Many thanks to all who participated with us!
#3 Standing Ovation Debut on the Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium
In November we performed on the Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium. It was quite a moment to stand on that stage for the first time! We were blessed with a standing ovation after playing 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' for the packed house, which was just amazing. It was an awesome night!
#4 FASA 2012
This year's Fine Arts Summer Academy was undoubtedly the best yet! The Younger Division culminated in the final show "Poems, Prayers, & Promises", a fun and touching musical about the Word of God. We got to work with truly amazing young talents! The Upper Division Gala show 'Quo Vadis' was absolutely phenomenal. It was the first year for the Gala show to be held in Allen Arena on the Lipscomb University campus. The students gave their best and the Spirit of God truly visited us!
#5 The Release of Pilgrims & Prodigals
On October 2nd, the long awaited Pilgrims & Prodigals was released to stores. We are excited about this newest project and look forward to touring the music in 2013. To order a copy just hop over to the store page!
#6 Blush Music Video
The first single from Pilgrims & Prodigals, Blush, is a song dear to our hearts. We were given the opportunity to partner with the amazingly talented director David Kearn for the project. It was a blast to film our first ever music video on location at Rippa Villa, a Civil War mansion in the heart of the Tennessee hills. Click here to watch the Blush music video.
#7 The Christmas Tour and Ultimate Christmas Collection
As always, Christmas was the highlight of our year! We toured all the way from Texas to Florida to Louisiana on the three week tour. For the first time this year we had the Ultimate Christmas Collection, which is very true to its name! The box set contains four CDs and two DVDs, including our newest Christmas offering, Christmas Comes Softly, the meditative, intimate album of beloved Christmas carols.
Thanks to God and to everyone who made 2012 such a wonderful year. We look forward to what 2013 will bring! Happy New Year to you all!