Music Notes 

May 23, 2017

Twin sisters Mona and Lesa Terry share music in the 11 am service this Sunday. They will play an arrangement for harp and violin of Margaret Bonds setting of He's Got the Whole World.

The sisters sustain an interconnection of great proportion. Together, they create artistic work that reflects the instrumentation of unification ideal, linked to each other and to a spirit of a deeply shared musical heritage. Presently, both Mona and Lesa collectively construct creative models for positive change and social justice. Harpist, pianist and composer Mona Terry, CMP, is motivated by the restorative power of music to transform and heal including her service as a therapeutic musician, playing harp for hospice care and palliative patient services. Mona’s impressive roster includes several directorships of music for worship, prayer/meditation services and leading lecture demonstrations about therapeutic qualities of vibrational sound. Her work is featured in an editorial from Rick’s House of Hope entitled, Isn’t That What Angels Do, depicting reactions from traumatized children who experience the harp for the first time.

Violinist, composer, artistic director, educator and scholar, Dr. Lesa Terry is at the vanguard of contemporary musical interpretation and an artist whose creative genius consistently brings distinctive innovation to musical performance. Lesa’s accomplishments include membership with the Atlanta and Nashville Symphony Orchestras, as well as performances, lectures, clinics and master classes with the Uptown String Quartet, the Max Roach Double Quartet and professor of jazz history at Santa Monica College in California. Ms. Terry serves as founder and musical director for the Women’s Jazz Orchestra of Los Angeles, recently presenting stellar performances for the World Festival of Sacred Music and the Summer Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.

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