Performance Videos

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, J.S. Bach

Credo Brandenburg Ensemble
July 2015

The Creation, Haydn

Lisette Oropesa, soprano
Adam Lau, bass
John Nelson, conductor

Credo Festival Orchestra and Chorus
July 2014

String Quartet No. 2, Mvts. I & II, Prokofiev

Dana Johnson and Sofiya Prykhitko, violins
Lydia van der Swaagh, viola
Heidi Bauer, cello

July 2014

Adagio for Strings, Barber

Credo Festival String Orchestra
July 2014

Holly Jenkins, Section Violin at Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Credo '12)

I graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in 2012 and that summer was my first time at Credo. If there's a "right" reason for playing music, glorifying something bigger than yourself in order to help people tap into something beautiful inside them is it. I've traveled to Jordan and the West Bank (with fellow Credo student Lauren Manning ’12) in 2011 and to Pakistan in 2012 for performances and music workshops with young people. I've played for audiences of all classical musicians, and for audiences full of people that haven't ever seen a violin, or heard classical music before. Music has this incredible ability to bridge gaps of all sorts, whether those gaps are social, religious, or cultural. At Credo, no one was trying to prove anything, win something, or impress each other: everyone just wanted to enrich the people around us, not to mention ourselves! It was so exciting for me to be in such a supportive and well-meaning atmosphere. I hope always to be a part of the Credo family in some way, shape, or form!