An Evening with Dan Damon

September 11, 2014

Come be a part of an evening on the Wesley Courtyard Stage at the UMC of Rancho Cordova on Saturday, October 4, at 7 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., the Soul Purpose house band will take the stage in preparation for their guest. Dan Damon is an internationally published writer of hymn texts and tunes. He is pastor of First UMC, Richmond, California. Damon serves as adjunct faculty in church music at Pacific School of Religion (PSR) in Berkeley, California. He plays piano in clubs in the San Francisco area and studies piano and composition with Richard Hindman. Damon has toured Zimbabwe with the Jubilate Choir from the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is currently working on a collection of African songs with Patrick Matsikenyiri, retired Professor of Church Music, Africa University, Zimbabwe. He is a life member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, and is a member of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts. Abingdon Press released Damon's third hymn collection, “To the Thirsty World,” in March 2002. Hope Publishing Company has released two collections of his hymns: Faith Will Sing, 1993, and The Sound of Welcome, 1998. His hymns have been included in The Faith We Sing, the Chalice Hymnal, the New Century Hymnal, Voices United, Hymnal 21 and others. Damon's published anthems include “The Spirit Filled the Tomb with Breath” (AMSI), “Here Am I” (GIA), and “like a child” (Hope). He is married to Eileen M. Johnson, Director of Music at El Sobrante UMC and has a grown daughter, Heather. A love offering will be taken at the concert.