(BALTIMORE, MD – May 30, 2010) Recently completing a successful three-year national tour of Oprah Winfrey’s “The Color Purple” as the Associate Conductor, musician Victor Simonson has joined one of the most prestigious churches in Baltimore, Maryland, the New Shiloh Baptist Church, as their Minister of Music and Music Consultant. Renowned as a multi-genre musician, Simonson brings his Broadway theatre experience to the legacy of Gospel, Negro Spirituals, Sacred, Contemporary, Urban, Classical, and Jazz Christian music, mixed with a flavor of his own compositions and original arrangements to the ministry. One of Simonson’s first projects, written in honor of the pastor Dr. Harold Carter, Sr., in celebration of 50 years anniversary, will be performed at 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 30th. The free-to-the public musical theatre-style production takes place at 2100 North Monroe Street and Harold A. Carter Way, Baltimore, MD. For information phone (410) 523-5306.
“I am excited to have the honor of writing a special production for an esteemed community leader”, stated the New York native.
"To be able to combine my musical theatre experience with sacred music of the church has always been one of my dreams”, he continued. Simonson has served as Music Director for Three Mo’ Tenors, Boys Choir of Harlem, and “Brooklyn; The Musical”, hailing him as the youngest African American to serve as Music Director for a Broadway-bound show. His compositions are also showcased on his CD, "Victory” (Thelemaque 2008). Access his website at victorsimonson.com for information.