Cal Lutheran Cares Music
No matter our location, the Cal Lutheran community is bound by a spirit of compassion and resiliency.
Cal Lutheran artists around the globe are being inspired in new ways during the COVID-19
pandemic. In these unprecendented circumstances, artists have come together to create
music that inspires others with hope, compassion and a little fun. Enjoy the sounds
and sights of our creative Cal Lutheran community below.
Want to share your song with the Cal Lutheran community? Submit it here!
Uziel Colon and the Cal Lutheran Jazz Ensemble
Rivers of Love
Original composition by Steve Dempsey ’92
Assistant Professor of Music
Ozomatli’s “Cuando Canto”
Rocio Marron, Director of the Mariachi Ensemble
Ryan Strand ‘12
and the Constellation Men’s Ensemble
Constellation Men’s Ensemble (CME) is a Chicago-based vocal group dedicated to creating
distinct performances in unique spaces, empowering the next generation of singers
through educational engagement, and expanding the repertoire for men’s vocal music
by commissioning new works from both emerging and established composers. I have enjoyed
my tenure as executive director of a group that continually reminds me of the humanity
in music. During this time of isolation, I find great joy in being able to continue
our tradition of Music & Brotherhood through song.
A Moment of Calm in a Time of Anxiety
Original composition by Frank Becker (Cal Lutheran Community Member)
"A Moment of Calm in a Time of Anxiety" is a short composition scored for piano, harp,
cello and strings. It is a quiet, meditative work composed to honor the doctors, nurses,
medical works, journalists, truck and delivery drivers, grocery store and government
employees who continue to bravely and unselfishly work to serve people around the
globe in this time of tragedy and anxiety.
Original lyrics by Gabe Chandler ’99 , music by Above/Below
She Talks to Angels
Rod Cordova '01
John Barley '10
Keep My Distance
Kirby Ai '13