Join us for a Gathering of Joyful Song on Friday, August 20 at 7 p.m. at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church in Wilmington, DE (get directions). Enjoy an evening of music and praise led by world renowned sacred music composers Joseph Martin, Heather Sorenson and Joel Raney. Each Christian music composer will share one of their newest choral works, sung by a talented choir of vocalist from our local area. Throughout the concert, the composers will tell of how God has blessed them throughout their careers. Admission to the concert is free and tickets are not required. See you on Friday, August 20!


Joseph Martin is celebrated around the world for both his sacred and secular music, which includes over 2,000 compositions. The way he brings humor into his performances is only matched by his phenomenal solo work on the piano. Come and enjoy both sides of this dynamic artist.

Heather Sorenson’s diversity is the characteristic that makes her somewhat of an anomaly in the music industry. Her music easily maneuvers both the traditional and contemporary genres of Christian music, often combining the two for a unique blend that has become her artistic fingerprint.

Joel Raney’s life as a working composer and musician has been shaped by many influences. Growing up in a rural Baptist church in Alabama fostered his love for the old hymns and the gospel style. As a performer and music director for theater productions, he gained insight into Broadway, popular and jazz music. His style has brought life and joy to church music.


You are invited to join the choir! Advanced registration is required and there is a $25 participation fee which includes the concert music. Go to Martin Creative Services website to register. There will be a choir practice at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 20 prior to the concert.


Join us for Singposium, a reading session, on Saturday, August 21, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Be one of the first to hear the newest choral music for the fall and Christmas seasons from Joseph Martin, Heather Sorenson and Joel Raney. Music director’s and those who love to sight read music are invited to register to attend. The cost to attend Singposium is $85. Singposium will be at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church (get directions). Register for the Singposium.