Lisa Bontrager, horn and Timothy Shafer, piano have teamed up to release a recording of familiar hymns with fresh new arrangements for horn and piano, with guests Sarah Shafer, soprano and Grace Shafer Salyards, horn. Please join us on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Penn State Recital Hall for a live recital featuring songs and hymns including, Abide With Me, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, When I Survey, When Peace Like a River and many more.
Mark J. Estren, InfoDad.com [June 2019]
"Lisa Bontrager has given us all a gift with her newest recording... From start to finish, this recording is filled with music that is lovely, peaceful and joyful. There is not anythjng better than listening to someone play music they love, and all four musicians speak with their heart on this recording. Brava, Lisa!"
Katie Johnson-Webb, The Horn Call [May 2019]
"Abide with Me, an MSR Classics collection of instrumental or sung hymns, brought me back into my growing up years with my parents in which we attended church and they sang in the choir. Later, a friend of mine studying for a doctorate in theology at Harvard recalled an old saying, 'Go to church, not for the sermon, but the music to hear'... This recording contains 15 hymns, five of them sung beautifully and powerfully by soprano Sarah Shafer and the rest performed by Lisa Bontrager and Grace Salyards on horns and Timothy Shafer on piano... The recording provides a restful, reassuring, relaxing, uplifting listening experience...”
Joel C. Thompson, Cherry Grove Music Review [May 2019]