Vision of the Ages: A Musical Retelling of Favorite Hymns

Project launched Nov 20, 2013 From Medford, OR 
Funding ended Dec 20, 2013 Financial goal $11,000

AUTHORS OF THE PROJECT

Ron Ochs and Kelly McCampbell have always loved music and playing the piano. In fact they love it so much that it is all they do.

As a piano technician Ron have tuned, repaired and built hundreds of pianos over the past 17 years. He also does freelance composing, recording and orchestration. He received his B.A. in Piano Performance from Southern Oregon University in 1996. And currently, he is wrapping up a 124 show season with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as one of the two pianists in their production of "My Fair Lady". He plays with Kelly at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Medford, OR. When he is not doing "piano things" he spends time with his wonderful wife Sarah and their four boys.

Kelly McCampbell grew up in a home that loved music. Her mom especially imparted that love to all of her siblings. At an early age she started all of the family on the piano. This is where they learned to read music, count, and play. Kelly always wanted to play the violin. When she was thirteen, her parents began taking her to private lessons. She was a part of the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon until graduated from high school. Her love for the violin and its music grew deeper. She and her husband have been recently invited by Ron to participate in the new project - ''Vision of the ages''.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Vision of the Ages is the project of 'Ron and Kelly Music'. Their musical philosophy is simple - they want to create music that everyone can enjoy and share with others for God's glory. Kelly and Ron have found that they share a lot in common when it comes to musical tastes and performing together. "The first time I heard Kelly play her violin, I got a lump in my throat, - tells us Ron. - I knew from then on that we would be able to work together and create some great music". It also turned out that the two have very similar musical backgrounds, and to that end, they are producing a CD album and concert series together.

Ron and Kelly have already recorded 4 of the 10 pieces that will be placed on the album. Here is a list of the hymn arrangements that will be on the CD album:

  • How Great Thou Art
  • Tell Me the Story of Jesus
  • Deeper and Deeper
  • Come Thou Fount
  • Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • My God, My God
  • Break Thou the Bread of Life
  • There is a Fountain
  • Be Still My Soul