You'll Never Walk Alone

This past weekend I had the pleasure of performing a few songs at New Covenant Christian Church in Oklahoma City.

In late 2014 I had just began singing a LOT more musical theater and was testing the waters of how I felt performing the rep. My first non academic musical theater venture was with a small theater in Oklahoma City called The Cynthia Poteet Theatre. I performed the role of Trevor Greydon III in Thoroughly Modern Millie. An absolute BLAST! The assistant director of that production became a good friend of mine, Chad Haney.

I first met Chad when performing the role of Frank Maurrant in Street Scene, his two sons sang in the childrens chorus in that show. A couple of young rock stars. Hard working, musically talented, very gracious and friendly. Basically a fantastic family from top to bottom.

I reached out to Chad to invite him and his family to my concert. Unfortunately they could not make it. But Chad is musical director at New Covenant Christian Church and asked if I would be interested in singing at a service.

I, of course was delighted to do so. Fast forward to this past weekend...

I began with The Lord's Prayer. An old standard of mine, a crowd favorite, and a piece that I truly enjoying singing.

Our Father
Which art in Heaven,
Hallowed be... Thy Name,
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth...as it is in Heaven
Give us this day
Our daily bread,
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors,
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For Thy is the Kingdom, and the power
And the glory forever
Amen.

The crowd erupted. A literal standing ovation. I was immensely flattered and a bit shocked, but I still had one more song to sing, I had to coax the crowd to settle down so I could finish the performance! The next song I was to sing was...

"You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel.

"When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of the lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain

Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on walk on with hope in your heart

And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone"

Truly an enjoyable performing experience. People were extremely complimentary and I could tell from the tone in their voice and the firmness of their handshake that I was able to elevate their spiritual experience that beautiful Sunday morning.

Until Next Time,

Lift Big, Sing Big, and Look Your Absolute Best Doing It.

Kasey (Ol') Yeargain