Author Archives: Deanna

New virtual choir premiere

Deanna’s new SATB choral piece, “Make My Joy Complete,” has been selected as the second place winner of the National Sacred Music Choral Composition Contest! This accessible, gospel-tinged anthem on the theme of unity is appropriate for singers of all … Continue reading

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Encore Broadcast this Sat, Oct 10 at 8 pm EST- Deanna Witkowski Trio Plays Mary Lou Williams

Free, but registration is required here! ENCORE BROADCAST! This Sat, Oct 10 at 8 pm EST, watch the Deanna Witkowski Trio play an all Mary Lou Williams 60 minute concert from Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. Register and watch the concert HERE. View … Continue reading

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Playing Music Again (in some cases, with others)

Just two weeks ago, I played a live, socially distanced outdoor gig with a bassist and drummer (see photo above). It was my first time making music with other musicians in exactly six months and one day. SIX MONTHS AND … Continue reading

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We Walk in Love- a modern justice anthem

“We Walk in Love” is for this moment. “Witkowski did a wonderful job of honoring the gospel style with We Walk in Love and the lyrics carry such a beautiful message that resonates with singers of all ages. I’ve conducted … Continue reading

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Even, Only for This Day: a hymn for this uncertain time

“Do not depend on the hope of results.” This quote comes from a letter that Thomas Merton wrote to activist (and my Facebook friend), Jim Forest. Our worldwide reality is forcing us to truly live in the present, to take … Continue reading

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