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Mary Rocap Concert
October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm$10.00
Singer and songwriter Mary Rocap will present a solo concert at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 16, at 4 p.m. Mary was awarded a NC Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship for Songwriting (grant year 2000/2001) and has released four CDs. “Sweet Mimosa” (2002), “Indian Summer” (2005), “Hallelujah! Amen.” (2007), and “Deep December Dreams” (2011).
She has been part of the Triangle music community since the mid-70s. Her music-making has taken many forms including long-standing collaborations with Lise Uyanik and Charlie Ebel, various acoustic ensembles, R & B bands, and “Elvis” backing vocals, but the love of traditional music has always been at the heart of her repertoire. She never aspired to be a songwriter, but upon reaching her forties came to the realization that there were songs within that were longing for expression.
Her songs find inspiration from two main sources. The first is the natural world and our place within it; the sea and stars are prominent features of her landscape. The second is her attempt to walk in faith, acknowledging that doubt is never far behind. In addition to pursuing music, she is a quilter, baker, bookkeeper, and chronicler of her backyard flock of chickens.
The St. Matthew’s Faith and the Arts Series began in 2010 as a result of the church’s desire to be more intentional in their support of the arts and artists; to challenge and deepen faith through exposure to the arts; and to use sacred space as a setting for artistic expression.
Everyone is cordially invited to attend the recital and the reception which follows it. Tickets are $10 and are available from the church office (919-732-9308; email@example.com) and also at the door.