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Coffee Shop Concert—Marie Barlow Martin

On Stage

Shelter, by Gordy Martin
Kneel, by Matt Goss
Ode #40, Sing Allelu, Words by Unknown, approx. 100 AD. Music by John Andrew Schreiner. (This song is from the oldest known hymnbook found in the area of the Biblical Antioch.)

Artists

singPerforming before 50,000 as the lead singer for the renowned New York Ragtime Orchestra at Japan’s Osaka Dome in 2004 as part of an international tour, Marie had little idea of the new chapter God was about to unfold. Her voice had been described as a “national treasure” — an international singer whose performing career sent her to more than thirty countries and who enjoyed success living in Manhattan as an “in demand” singer in the Broadway community — and rave coast to coast reviews accompanied her on the National Tour of “Annie” directed by the show’s lyricist, Martin Charnin, where she played the role of Grace Farrell. She originated the role of Elena in the world premiere of the riveting, critically acclaimed new off-Broadway musical “Berlin.” But new winds were blowing, and when she and her husband, Gordy, felt God’s leading to release their first Christian CD “Dancer to the Drum” in the fall of 2004, they had little inkling that this recording would be wildly successful (endorsed by Tower Records among many others) and propel them to receive invitations to sing for churches, Christian conventions, Bible Conferences and Christian colleges all over the United States.

Marie’s life-long love of singing and acting from a young age led her to Pepperdine University, and since graduating in musical theater, she has performed extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia as a guest soloist with orchestras and operas to lead roles in musical theater, delighting huge crowds and receiving accolades from Scotland to Japan, California to New York and everywhere in between. To highlight a few, Marie has been seen in roles which include Laurey in “Oklahoma”, Julie Jordan in “Carousel”, Maria in “West Side Story”, Eliza in “My Fair Lady” and Sarah Brown in “Guys And Dolls. In Las Vegas, Marie has made her mark as a leading soloist and musical theater actress, performing arias and art songs in the Venetian Hotel and Casino, and with the Las Vegas Opera Guild. She headlined the top Vegas musical theater venues such as Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society (leading several Gilbert and Sullivan productions), Red Rock Summer Theater, and Signature Productions. She has been the highlighted lead singer for posh cruise lines such as Carnival, Norwegian, and Disney. She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association; past teachers include Mark Planner, Giorgio Tozzi, and the Late, Great, Sir Dr. Roger Wagner.

To sing for churches and Christian audiences has remained a lifelong dream that is now being fulfilled. Though she calls New York City her second home, Marie now lives full time with her husband and record producer Gordy Martin in Elizabethtown, PA where they are combining their talents in music ministry. Marie and Gordy are committed Christians, and their love of God overflows in their concerts of praise that they are now conducting all over the United States at churches, concert halls, retreats and Bible conferences and Christian conventions.

Marie’s vocal artistry, expertise in modern as well as classical styles, and graceful elegance puts her in demand as a guest soloist throughout the United States…and Gordy’s talents are her perfect compliment.

Learn more at www.mariebarlow.com.

Lyrics

Shelter
©Gordy Martin

He who dwells in the shelter of the Lord most high,
He will abide in the shadow of almighty God.
My refuge and my fortress – my God in whom I trust –
I will abide in the shadow of almighty God.

So let me live in your shelter with your angels from above.
I will call and you will answer with your healing and your love.
By your grace let me abide, the shelter of most high.
I will not fear a dark night’s terrors or the slings that fly by day.
I will abide in the shadow of almighty God.

So let me live in your shelter with your angels from above.
I will call and you will answer with your healing and your love.
So let me live in your shelter with your angels from above.
‘Cause I will call – you will answer with your healing and your love.
By your grace let me abide, the shelter of most high.
He who dwells in the shelter…

Kneel
©Matt Goss

I will sing these words in a humble attempt to praise you – I want to praise you.
I will raise my hands in a humble attempt to praise you – my heart longs to praise you.
These expressions of praise are all I know –
I will bow on my knees to let you know
In your presence, Lord, is where I want to be.
When I kneel I feel your arms around me.
When I kneel before you, Lord, you heal me.
As the world around me fades away at your feet I will remain.
Oh Lord, your presence is so real when I kneel.
I will lift my voice in a humble attempt to praise you – my heart longs to praise you.
I will lift my hands in a humble attempt to praise you – Lord, I want to praise you.
These expressions of praise are all I know –
I will bow on my feet to let you know
In your presence, Lord, is where I want to be…

Ode #40, Sing Allelu
©John Andrew Schreiner

Grace pouring forth like a fountain flowing –
Our hearts open wide to sing your praise.
And our sound becomes sweet like an anthem ringing –
Praise to the name of the Lord.
Sing Allelu, sing allelu,
We rejoice in your love most high!
Sing Allelu, sing allelu,
In your light you shine forever,
Shine in us, Oh Lord, forever,
We’re the light to the world, Allelu!
Let us who are afraid find shelter in Christ
And redemption assured in His name.
By day and by night we delight in your love
And forever your Word will remain.
Sing Allelu, sing allelu,
We rejoice in your love most high!
Sing Allelu, sing allelu,
In your light you shine forever,
Shine in us, Oh Lord, forever,
We’re the light to the world, Allelu!