2018 Festival

Our Clinitian


Dr. James Seay served as the Director of Music and Worship at First United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa for ten years before joining the staff at First United Methodist Church Montgomery in the summer of 2015. He has also served as the Director of Music at Hunts Memorial United Methodist Church in Baltimore, MD and Canterbury United Methodist Church in Birmingham. Dr. Seay has served as the Chair for Music in Worship for the State of Alabama ACDA Chapter. He also remains active as a performer of both opera and concert repertoire as a young dramatic tenor. Dr. Seay holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Birmingham- Southern College, a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of John-Hopkins University, and received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Alabama.


2017-2018 Festival Concert Program

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  1. My Eternal King (Marshall)
  2. The Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee (Berger)
  3. Coronation Mass – Gloria (Mozart)
  4. Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
  5. Let All Mortal Flesh (Holst)
  6. Ain’a That Good News (Dawson)
  7. Praise His Holy Name (Hampton)
  8. Ride On, King Jesus (Hogan)
  9. If Ye Love Me (Tallis)
  10. How Can I Keep from Singing? (Taylor Davis)
  11. Psalm 8 (Forrest)
  12. Psalm 23 from Requiem (Rutter)

Audio Recording (will be added soon)

River Region Sacred Music Festival