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This Sunday evening at 5 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 225 S. Pagosa Blvd., Sunday Night Unplugged will feature the beautiful blend of local artists Denise Chaney and Jason Rose.
Sunday Night Unplugged is a monthly service for the purpose of spiritual contemplation through music, readings, prayer and silence. It is free and open to the public.
This month’s guest artists, Chaney and Rose, are not strangers to Sunday Night Unplugged. Indeed, their beautiful collaboration of voices and acoustic guitar have graced a number of the SNU evenings over the past years.
“We have certainly been blessed by their talents in the past and are honored that they have agreed to return to sing for us,” says Fr. Doug Neel, rector of St. Patrick’s.
Chaney and Rose began singing together as a part of the praise and worship team at Grace Church in Pagosa Springs. They found that their sound was so compatible that they began working seriously on recording and sharing their music with others beyond their congregation. Their music touches the spiritual aspects of the human journey in many different ways. Their latest CD, “Promised Land,” contains 12 new songs, including “Child With No Name,” a song Chaney wrote following a miscarriage.
“In 2008, I lost my first child through miscarriage. I felt like nobody understood what I was going through. I didn’t know where to turn for help. Though it took several years, I have learned to grieve the loss of my child. I have healed from the misguided guilt that I somehow caused my miscarriage. Healing and grieving were a long process for me, and this song and video (on their website www.jasondenise.com) are the story of that process,” says Chaney.
She donates proceeds from the single release on Amazon and iTunes to the local Pagosa Springs Pregnancy Center.
Sunday Night Unplugged is a monthly offering by St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, usually on the second Sunday evening of the month. The service in itself is simple, requiring only as much participation as one wants to contribute. Primarily, it is meant to be a venue for spiritual contemplation. The music, readings and prayers are presented as a gift to that process. The public is invited to attend.