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The Full Story

The Art

We want to recognize the authorship of the talented artists who allow us to use their art for this project. 

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The Angel, by Carmen H. Téllez

Dr. Carmen Helena Téllez,  was born 25 September 1955, in Caracas, Venezuela, succumbed to cancer on December 10, 2021.  As a Venezuelan-American conductor and scholar she had been called “a quiet force behind contemporary music in the United States today” by the New York-based journal Sequenza21. A multifaceted artist, she took a co-creative approach to new music performance, devoting special attention to vocal-instrumental and staged genres. The Washington Post has called this approach, involving interdisciplinary media and musical scholarship, "immersing and thrilling."  Dr. Téllez was a mentor to Yuri Rodriguez, and remains an inspiration to her and to the Worship with Bravery Ensemble.

The Madonna at Church of the Nativity

The Madonna, is a modern icon presented to Church of the Nativity in Lawrence, Indiana, also turned glass window. Yuri Rodriguez spent the Summer of 2022, as an intern seminarian, serving the congregation of Church of the Nativity, in Lawrence.

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