As an all volunteer spiritual community, inspirational music offered for Sunday morning worship services are gifted by our talented musical friends and guests. Each shares from the heart without financial compensation. Many of these musicians are professionals who desire to support interfaith education and understanding in the world and enjoy supporting Interfaith Community Sanctuary!
We are grateful for their sharing. Below is an incomplete list of these musicians:
Ancient Sounds Ethnic Instruments, heart music interwoven with ancient woodwinds & world instruments
Chigusa Kitai shares koto and shamisen traditional and contemporary Japanese music (SilkStrings koto ensemble.)
Dann Andersen, viola, drum.
Michael Bristow, ukulele, vocals
Cathy Britell & William Limbach, beautiful vocal harmonies and stunning instrumentals on traditional, modern folk, and original songs
Ed Coke, drums, percussion, vocals
and his daughter,
Margaret Coke, guitar, piano, vocals
Folk Voice Band, Scandanavian, Balkan, International
Gina Sala, Singing ourselves awake to who we are.
Jenny Heutmaker, cello, harmonium, ukulele, voice -- interfaith chanting. In 2012, Jenny formed a musical ensemble called
"The Uguitablarmoniumians." She writes: "The Uguitablarmoniumians are a semi-spontaneous occurring group, like clouds or algae, where the whole becomes an entity far more impressive than the sum of it's parts.”
Mevlana Sufi Ensemble, traditional ritual and devotional music in the Mevlevi Sufi tradition. Ensemble members include: Neyzen Timothy P. Kinsella, Vocalist Emine Meg Savlov, Kudumzen Cherag Michael Bodhi Douglas.
Monica Schley, harp-poet
Lifelong musician, Monica Schley, is a classically trained Seattle harpist who freelances in many styles: new music, chamber, improvisational, avant garde, jazz and rock. She has worked with Butch Morris, Evan Flory-Barnes, Jherek Bischoff, Masada, Jesse Sykes, Jim Knapp, Hey Marsailles and Kanye West. She plays therapeutic bedside music as a Clinical Music Intern, and is available for private engagements, weddings, recording, live performance, funerals and harp instruction. www.monicaschley.com.
Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas, classical piano and original composition.
Shiho Kurauchi was born in Maizuru near Kyoto, Japan. She graduated from Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo and earned a BA degree in music pedagogy. She also holds an Advanced Level of Koto certificate from Sawai Koto Institute in Tokyo. She and her friends started a Koto ensemble, Silk Strings, in Seattle in 2001. Photo © Rika Manabe Photography
Stephen Schildbach, guitar & vocals
Steve Crawford, piano improvisation
Steve Flynn I play all kinds of music, from 13th century sacred music of the Ottoman Empire to jumpin’, wailin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues from deep down in New Orleans.
Steven Lee Mason Delivering inspiring life messages with music, humor, and heart.
Suniai: Songs, Fiddle, Guitar. Suniai has lived and traveled in many countries and loves all styles of music.
Her songs are inspired by nature, spiritual guides and unconditional love. Sharing music is her greatest joy.
Tim Hulley, Heartstrings Healing provides a variety of services, including sessions of musical massage, supporting ceremonies such as weddings and memorials, hospice care, and harp lessons.
Toni Ameslav, classical music on flute, from 18th century through contemporary, solo or with other instruments (such as violin). Also alto or soprano recorder, Renaissance or Baroque music, solo or with other recorders, viola da gamba, or other instruments.
Yana Viniko, Musician Celebrant - multi-instrumentalist, song leader, composer and improviser, co-facilitator of the "Heartsong" services at ICS. firstname.lastname@example.org