Music Department

ROBERT ROMANSKI, MUSIC DIRECTOR 

Robert comes to us with outstanding credentials and experience. He was Director of Music Ministries at the Ruskin United Methodist Church since 2006, and is presently an Adjunct Music Professor at the University of South Florida, Barry University and Hillsborough Community College.

Prior to working at the Ruskin church, Robert was Director at the First Presbyterian Church of Brandon. Just recently, he has been appointed as Director and Principal Conductor of the North Port Symphony. Robert has degrees in Music Education, conducting and Applied Music and has completed his course work in a PhD Music Education Program.

 

SUSAN CRUMPLER, ORGANIST/ACCOMPANIST 

Susan is an accomplished musician with many years of service in Florida. Her passion is to fill the church with beautiful music to worship God. She is honored to serve at Christ Church and loves working with such an exciting and talented group of people.

 

At both services this Sunday morning,  we presented the Lenten Cantata “Hope In The Shadows,” by Lloyd Larson, which recalls Christ’s Journey to the cross by examining the shadows of betrayal, injustice and agony that marked that journey. It contrasts the selfish exploits of humanity with the divine nature of a loving God.  The words of James serve as a reminder of the hope which is ours:  Every good and perfect gift is from above,  coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  The cantata featured the Chancel Choir and was accompanied by a professional Chamber Orchestra.

Under the direction of Robert Romanski

Readings by Karen Jennings

Soprano
Robin Bray
Patty Buck
Nancy Dixon
Ginny Dreher
Linda Frank – soloist
Macky Groen
Peggy Hayes
Karen Hensel
Susan Johnson
Kathleen Semisch
Judy Strauss
Lutie Uihlein


Tenor
Mark Huber
Carl Johnson
Dick McIntyre
Andy Sawyer

Alto
Patty Buttenheim
Jan Cady
Michele de Lucca-Lowrey
Bennie Dods
Sharon Kincaid
Alexa Lowrey
Betty Mayes
Susan Stuckert
Elizabeth Wild


Bass
Jon Bray
Paul Groen
Gordon Lenci
Jerry Lindaman
Bill McClure
Joe Palumbo
Jim Redmond
Rollin Richman

Orchestra
David Tagliarini – Flute
Amy Collins – Oboe
Jason Gibbs – Clarinet
Max Bygrave – French Horn
Lorraine Wallace – Cello
Susan Crumpler – Piano