Upcoming Calendar of Events 2018:

October 5 Sounding Shofar for Shabbat Service @ Gateway Church, Southlake, TX

November 2 Sounding Shofar for Shabbat Service @ Gateway Church, Southlake,

November 9-10 Speaker/Artist @ Psalmist & Minstrel Conference

@ House of Freedom Church, San Antonio, TX

December 7 Sounding Shofar for Shabbat Service @ Gateway Church, Southlake, TX

December 8/9 Christmas Concerts @ Pleasantview Baptist Church, Arlington, TX

Dec 11 Knabe Family Ministry Christmas Event @ Pleasantview Baptist Church, Arlington, TX

December 24/25 Christmas Eve/Christmas Day Services @ St. Margaret Mary, Naperville, IL

March 2019 Date TBA Speaker/Artist @ Regather Conference (DFW Area)

May-August 2019 Family Faith Journey Ministry+Performances+Events TBA

 

Recent Music Ministry Events and Performances:

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Church Musician

Sounding the Shofar in Christian/Messianic Jewish services around the USA

Trumpet in Services and Special Events in Christian Church

Trumpet in Masses and High Holy Days in Catholic Church

Sounding Shofar for First Shabbat Services @ Gateway Church, Southlake, TX

Gateway First Shabbat Services in 2018: 2/2, 4/6, 5/4, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7

3/31 and 4/1/18 Easter Vigil/Easter Services @ St. Francis of Assisi in Grapevine, TX

3/29/18 Maundy Thursday Service @ Park Cities Presbyterian Church Dallas, TX

Sounding Shofar for First Shabbat Services @ Gateway Church, Southlake, TX

Gateway Services 2017: 4/7 (Passover) 9/8 (Rosh Hashanah) 10/6 (Sukkot) 12/1(Hanukah)

9/30/2017 Shofar for Equip Class (Havladah) @ Gateway Church Southlake, TX

9/20/2017 Shofar @Equip Class (Rosh Hashanah) @ Gateway Church Southlake, TX

4/15-16/2017 Easter Vigil & Masses @ St. Francis of Assisi in Grapevine, TX

1/1/2017 Masses @ St. Margaret Mary in Naperville, IL

12/24 and 12/25/16 Christmas Eve/Day Services @ St. Margaret Mary Naperville, IL

May and June 2016 Worship Team @ Living Savior Ministries in Argyle, TX

4/17/16 Special Music and Worship @ Living Savior Ministries in Argyle, TX

3/26 and 3/27/16 Easter Vigil+Easter Services @ St. Francis of Assisi in Grapevine, TX

1/24/16 Amazing Grace Service @ SMMP Naperville, IL

1/17/16 Special MLK Mass @ SMMP Naperville, IL

12/27/15 Special Christmas Services @ SMMP Naperville, IL

12/24 and 12/25 2015 Christmas Eve/Day Masses @ SMMP Naperville, IL

11/22/15 Special Mass @ St. Margaret Mary in Naperville, IL

4/12/15 Masses @ St. Margaret Mary in Naperville, IL

4/4 and 4/5/2015 Easter Vigil and Easter @ St. Margaret Mary, Naperville, IL

12/24/14 Christmas Midnight Mass @ St. Francis of Assisi, Grapevine, TX

12/24/14 Christmas Eve Masses @ St. Mark's Denton, TX

12/14/14 Christmas Concert  7:30 pm @ St. Francis of Assisi, Grapevine, TX

12/14/14 Christmas Concert  5:30 pm @ First Baptist Church, Keller, TX

12/7/14 Celebration Mass for New Church Building @ St. Mark's Denton, TX

10/24/14 Dallas Archdiocese @ Irving Convention Center, Irving TX

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Music/Speaking Ministry

Performing classic and contemporary Christian music along with Classical selections.

James Knabe, Trumpet and Deb Knabe, Piano

James can also perform with staff musicians, recorded orchestral track, and worship team

September 22 Shofar Blowing Class @ Gateway Church Main Campus SLK, TX

8/25/2018 Teaching Shofar Blowing Class @ Gateway Church Global Ministry Bldg SLK, TX

11/25/2017 Knabe Family Ministry @ Power Based Living, Southlake, TX

8/20/2017 Family Music+Ministry @ Fox Valley Baptist Church in East Dundee, IL

Sounding Shofar and Ministry @ City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department

Sounding Shofar and Ministry @ Philadelphia Police Department

7/2/2017 Music+Speaking Ministry @ West Shore E-Free Church Mechanicsville, PA

Knabe Family Sharing Music and Message @ Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg, PA

6/25/2017 Music and Speaking Ministry @ PA Dutch Chapel in Manheim, PA

5/14/2017 Music Ministry (Trumpet and Shofar) @ Chapel Service, Fair Play, SC

5/7/2017 Music Ministry Event @ Meek Baptist Church, Arley, AL

May-September 2017 Music+Speaking Ministry Events in Arkansas, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Iowa

1/8/2017 Music+Knabe Family Ministry @ Fox Valley Baptist Church E. Dundee, IL

1/31/16 Music Ministry @ Mundelein Church of the Nazarene in Mundelein, IL

12/6/15 Music Ministry/Family Testimony @ Fox Valley Baptist E. Dundee, IL

9/24/15 TV Interview on Family Ministry with Rev. Jurgen Liias @ Melrose, MA

9/22/15 Radio Interview @ WEZE (SRN) Christian Radio Boston in Quincy, MA

9/13/2015  Music Ministry and Teaching @ Fountain of Grace Church in Canton, MA

8/16/2015  Music Ministry+Teaching @ Christ's Ambassador's Church Canton, MA

Solo/Chamber/ Ensemble Performance

Specializing in Solo Trumpet, Trumpet with String Trio/Quartet, as well as Trumpet/Soprano Voice/Continuo. Ensembles include Orchestra, Opera, and Broadway Show.

12/2016 Modern Oratorio "Saviour" @ Pleasantview Baptist Church Arlington, TX

10/16/2016 Imperial Brass w/Plano Civic Chorus @ Preston Hollow Pres, Dallas, TX

10/15/2016 Imperial Brass with Plano Civic Chorus @ St. Andrew UMC, Plano, TX

August 2016 Fiddler on the Roof-Full Show Run in Dallas, TX

10/6/15 ConnectLives Event @ Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion, MA

9/23/15 ConnectLives Event @ Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion, MA

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International Trumpet Guilld (ITG) Conferences (Exhibiting or Performing)

2018 San Antonio, TX

2017 Hershey, PA

2015 Columbus, OH

2014 Valley Forge, PA

2013 Grand Rapids, MI

1991 Baton Rouge, LA


Summary Listing of Major Performing Activities:

James has also performed in hundreds churches across the USA as a part of services and ceremonial occasions.

Solo/Chamber Music Recitals and Appearances:

Soloist-US Marine Corps Birthday Event-Odyssey Cruise Ship, Chicago, IL
Concert Series Performance at Bethel UCC in Elmhurst, IL (with Jeffrey Panko, Piano)
Solo Recital Bradford College in Bradford, MA (with Eric Mazonsen, Piano)
Trumpet Recital in Brown Hall in Boston, MA (New England Conservatory)
Thanksgiving Service and Memorial Services Soloist at Calvary Church-Naperville, IL
Bel Canto Chamber Ensemble Recital at the Church of Our Redeemer in Nashua, NH
Trumpet Recital at the First Church in Arlington, MA (with Eric Mazonsen, Piano)
Trumpet Recital and Chamber Music at Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA
Trumpet/Organ Recital at MIT Chapel in Cambridge, MA (Andrew Halberstadt, Organ)
Bel Canto Chamber Ensemble Recital at the Nashua Public Library in Nashua, NH
Trumpet Recital at Pickman Hall in Cambridge, MA
Oswego High School Wind Symphony, Soloist, Torelli Concerto in D
Bel Canto Chamber Ensemble Recital at Ruggles Baptist Church in Boston, MA
Opera Orchestra Soloist Recital at Saint Alessio in Rome, Italy
Bel Canto Chamber Ensemble Recital at Saint Mary's Church in Iowa City, IA

Chamber Music/Orchestra/Choir Highlights:
Handel's Messiah Christmas Concerts at First Baptist Church, Geneva (IL)
Trumpet Soloist with St. Peter and Paul String Orchestra in Naperville (IL)
Vivaldi Gloria Performances at First Baptist Church in Geneva, IL
Handel Messiah, Trumpet Soloist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockford (IL) (2007-10)
Victory Brass at Centenary United Methodist Church in Lexington (KY)
"The Seasonings" by P.D.Q. Bach with Salisbury-Rowan Choir (NC)

Opera Performances:
Barber of Seville (Ash-Lawn Highland)
Le Tragedie de Carmen (Ash-Lawn Highland)
Die Verchworenen (Longy)     Rigoletto + L'eslir d'amore (Harvard)
Suor Angelica + The Padrone (NEC)
Gianni Schichhi (Operafestival di Roma+NEC)
I Pagliacci (Operafestival di Roma)     Credo (World Premiere) (Dartmouth)

Broadway Shows Performed:

Fiddler on the Roof
A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum
Annie
Cabaret Revue with Danny Kaye
The King and I
Kurt Weil Tribute
Les Miserables
Pajama Game
Oh What a Lovely War
The Sound of Music
West Side Story
Jesus Christ Superstar
                          Wizard of Oz