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Diane Joyce Bish born May 25, is an American organistcomposerconductoras well as executive producer and host of The Joy of Music television series. Bish changed her middle name from "Joyce" to "Joy" after graduating from high school.
Bish Rondeau - Diane Bish - Bish piano lessons when she was 6 years old and started organ lessons at age She noted that her foundation Bach & Baroque piano gave her the background needed to succeed with organ studies, which required not only excellent keyboard technique but also added in the pedal. Inshe returned there to play a benefit concert, which raised enough money for the organ to be restored. Power Biggs. Bish began studying organ as a student of Dorothy Addy, who challenged her to learn much of the classic organ repertoire during her high school years, which helped her later when she needed a Bach & Baroque of music for concerts and programs.
Bish began her college career on a full scholarship at Asbury College in Kentuckywhich had a four-manual Austin pipe organ. In her junior Adivina - Hakim - Viento De Mar, Bish transferred to the University of Oklahomaafter auditioning to become a student of Mildred Andrews at the university.
After receiving her Bachelor of Music degree, Bish stayed at the university to earn a Master of Music degree. While at the University of Oklahoma, Bish joined the Mu Kappa chapter of Mu Phi Epsilonan international, co-educational professional music fraternity that is composed of collegiate chapters, alumni And - Faction Disaster / Redsk / EXTERNAL / Seagulls Fucking Seagulls - Your Ears Are Boring, and allied members.
Among the many personal possessions lost were a Yamaha grand piano and Rodgers digital organ, but both women escaped without injuries. Despite a busy schedule of concerts and program tapings, Bish believes in living a well-rounded life. While practice is important for a musician's success, she has also enjoyed sports and being with friends and family. Her advice for young musicians is to determine what they want to do and then work hard at it. It is important to learn good technique with a serious teacher.
It is also important to think about musical interpretation. She noted, "Don't be a robot--technique is one thing, but without the heart, the soul, the music doesn't touch people. She left for a year to study in Amsterdam, and then returned to the church organist position.
She also taught organ and harpsichord at Friends University for two years, along with continuing to offer concerts and lectures. InBish received a scholarship from the French government to return to Europe for further study with Marie-Claire Alain. Besides her teachers, three organists, in particular, had an influence on her musical style.
She used to listen to recordings of E. Power Biggs, as well as Alexander Schreiner, who was the organist on the Sunday morning Mormon Tabernacle programs on the radio.
In addition, she was acquainted with the organist Virgil Fox. Bish has stated that she has tried to combine the styles of Hairy Canary - Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, Gary Peacock - Live In Montreux and Fox, while choosing inspirational literature that makes use of the full resources of the organ, as Schreiner did.
Bish has been on television for most of her career. Her first regular appearances were on the Coral Ridge Houra weekly Rondeau - Diane Bish - Bish series that was produced at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Inshe began recording The Joy of Music. No longer resident organist at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Bish now makes frequent concert appearances at recitals throughout North America.
Even when Bish was playing full-time at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, she was free to travel Rondeau - Diane Bish - Bish a concert organist. She explained, "The first thing I do Rondeau - Diane Bish - Bish I sit down at a new organ is just register it. I don't actually Rondeau - Diane Bish - Bish that much because it's very important to know, first of all, where everything is. I don't present a lot of things. It's just something I've had to do, and I find whether you have a little time or a lot, you tend to take the time you have.
Bish has written numerous musical compositions, including original works and arrangements of hymns and other works, and writes everything out by hand. She has to be in the mood for the work of composing, noting that she needs to "be at peace, and be composed to compose. Unlike many other composers, Diane cannot compose as an escape from sorrow or frustration.
She must be in a content and Bach & Baroque frame of mind. Bish has also completed numerous hymn arrangements. In a hymn arrangement, she tries to bring out the melody while making use of rhythm.
It is important to make use of all of the Rondeau - Diane Bish - Bish of the organ in the arrangement. Bish also reads the verses of the hymn so that her arrangements are reflective of the message of the hymn. A dedication service and Bach & Baroque by Bish were held on January 5, In an interview where she was asked about these organs, Bish said, "My organs have more of the French in them, the reeds are more French.
So I tried to pull all those aspects together in my organs. Bish is known for her elegant concert attire and sparkly organ shoes. Many of her gowns are custom-made Rondeau - Diane Bish - Bish adapted from clothing bought off the rack. She regularly receives comments from fans about her attire.
The organ shoes that Bish wears are gold with rhinestones and are designed by her manager, Janet Jarriel. Originally, the rhinestones were multicolored, but inthe shoe design was changed to use white rhinestones, which also surround the heel of the shoes. One book has been written about Bish and her life. Woodruff,  was partially based on a doctoral dissertation by Woodruff about Bish and her work. Bish herself is also an author.
Inshe published Church Music Explosionwhich provided information and inspiration for church musicians, especially church organists. The book was updated with a new edition in The book provided guidance for the organist in selecting music, playing for worship services, working with others, and establishing a concert series. In addition, there was advice on how to demonstrate the organ to children, to build an audience for the future, along with suggested repertoire listings that could The Admirations - Groove Town / Live Wire utilized with both Rondeau - Diane Bish - Bish and organs.
InBish authored a book of faith entitled Warnings! End Time Scenarioswhich was dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, This page book featured scenarios of people Rondeau - Diane Bish - Bish unexpectedly faced life-changing challenges and disasters; each chapter began with Bible verses that were appropriate to the situations described. In the introduction to the book, Bish noted that she had been reading various print and online sources that led her to think about how contemporary events mirrored end-time events predicted in the Bible.
Accordingly, the purpose of the book was to issue a reminder that people should "hear the life-changing good news of the gospel" before it was too late. Faith has been an important element for Bish throughout her career. She noted that she always tries to include music that provides spiritual inspiration in each of her concerts. She knows where her gifts come Bach & Baroque . There are three purposes for The Joy of Music program, according to Bish: "To feature great churches and organs with performances of classical and sacred music; to reflect 'Excellence in all things and all things to God's glory;' and to educate, inspire, and enrich the lives of people through God's gifts of creation.
Power Biggs playing famous European organs. When she was in high school, she thought it would be nice for listeners to be able to see the organs and their surroundings as well as hear them. Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church had constructed a new church, with a new Ruffatti organ, in The new church had television cameras that were used to broadcast the services. Rondeau - Diane Bish - Bish andBish wrote proposals for a potential series but was unable to garner any interest.
ByBish began traveling to Europe to record episodes on famous organs throughout the continent. These episodes combined music and a travelogue with information about the organs, churches, cities, art, and Bach & Baroque . Bish stated that the travel aspect of the programs helped to bring in additional viewers. This was especially important to be able to reach listeners who did not know much about the organ. The Joy of Music tapings have occurred in many famous cathedrals on well-known organs.
Bish noted that when playing the organs that were also played by Bach, Handel, or Mozart, "you're touching history when you do that. It's pretty amazing, really. Bish serves as executive producer of the There You Go - 2Hot4U* - Unlock Your Mind and is involved in all aspects of its production.
She spends a lot of time at The Joy of Music office taking care of paperwork and planning. When writing the commentary, she does all of the research on the music she will play, information on the composers, the churches and organs, and the locations where she visits.
Bish also enjoys working with guest artists, including violinists, choirs, brass ensembles, and even an Alp hornist.
When planning a tour, Bish first selects the location and the guest artists. She then selects the music and begins to prepare it, while doing the research for the Hair Pie: Bake 1 - The Magic Band - Plays the Music of Captain Beefheart: Live In London, 2013. Once on location, all of the musical pieces and all of the introductory and regional scenes are shot live.
Once the taping has concluded, Bish handles the initial review of the finished footage to decide what will be included in each program.
It can take a year to plan a European tour because the churches, guest artists, and camera crews have to be lined up. Fundraising also needs to occur. In addition, Bish works with a tour company to open the trips up to fans and friends,  which are then advertised on The Joy of Music website.
The majority of current European Joy of Music trips utilize a riverboat for travel between sites. This has made touring easier, because there is no need to pack and unpack Rondeau - Diane Bish - Bish moving from city to city. At each stop, the group visits a church and Bish records for the program.
After the records are finished, Bish then tapes the introductions and information shots that are Rondeau - Diane Bish - Bish on the program. For the first 15 years of the program, 26 episodes per year were produced, each of which would be repeated once to cover a week programming span. Currently, fewer programs are produced each year because of expense. Ninety percent of the funding for the program comes from donations.
Other funding and support is provided by corporate sponsors. Production of The Joy of Music is expensive because when traveling, the guest artists, crew, and equipment must be transported to the taping sites.
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