Where We Long to Be: Celtic Collection
Songs of love and longing, duty and devotion have stirred the Celtic soul for centuries. Lyric tenor, Ross Hauck brings his distinguished artistry, dramatic versatility, and unfailing musical sensibility to this elegant collection of traditional and original songs. Alicia A. Lewis provides imaginative arrangements and expressive piano accompaniment, along with Anne Carlson's evocative flute. This Artful Audio release showcases a wide variety of expressions of longing, from tender love songs to fervent hymns, all set with exquisite care. Where We Long to Be offers listeners a truly singular experience. Ross Hauck, tenor Lyric tenor Ross Hauck, a current resident of Seattle, Washington, and native of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been credited for his distinguished artistry, musicality, and versatility of expression in concerts, recital, and opera. A distinguished alumnus of DePauw University (B.M.), and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (M.M. and Artist Diploma), Ross is happily married to his beautiful wife, Laura, a soprano and voice teacher. He maintains a private teaching studio out of their home in Issaquah, WA. They are the proud parents of identical twin boys, Daniel and Benjamin. Mr. Hauck programs and performs innovative concerts and sacred programs for churches, universities, and other non-profit organizations. He is also a cellist and pianist, and in his spare time is involved in music ministry at the First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, WA. As a very active concert artist, Mr. Hauck has performed with numerous orchestras and choral societies across the country. Alicia A. Lewis, arranger & pianist Published composer and arranger of choral and instrumental works, Alicia Lewis draws on her academic background in theology and ethnomusicology, as well as her experience as a lifelong singer and pianist. She finds great joy in creating music which leads the listener into a deeper connection to God, the source of all beauty. Like Ross, Alicia participates in the music ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, WA. Anne Carlson, flutist Freelance musician and member of the NFA (National Flute Association), Anne has performed in numerous Master Classes at flute conventions. Past President of the Seattle Flute Society, her private studio is in Woodinville, WA.