Composer Spotlight: Richard Kingsmore
Arranging, orchestrating, conducting, producing, songwriting, worship leading – you name it – Richard Kingsmore (Richie) has done it. It only takes a moment to be around Richie to sense his passion for creating music and inspiring others to worship through music. His passion and energy is contagious and makes him a highly sought-after clinician at churches/conferences across the country and one of the leading arrangers/orchestrators in Christian publishing today.
For the past 30 years, RIchie has been creating quality arrangements for choir, orchestra, and piano that can be found in the most prominent catalogs of the church music industry. His published works vary in style from traditional, blended, to contemporary and is sure to fit any need.
Richie has a strong calling to be involved with worship in the local church and to work firsthand with the ministries for which he is writing. So, in addition to his writing, he is active in church music ministry. In addition to adult ministry, God has given Richie a passion to raise up the next generation of worshippers and worship leaders all over the world. Over the past 9 years, he has served as the director of a missions-focused 170-member high school student arts ministry, called Vertical Generation, that uses music and the arts to share Christ with world. Richie is active in worship and music at both Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC as director of Vertical Generation and at First Baptist Church in Charlotte as a consultant with their adult worship ministry.
His newest orchestra series, NextGen Orchestra, was created to address the current challenge facing church instrumental music today. Many leaders struggle with how to keep the church orchestra relevant in a praise band driven worship service. Richie understands that many worship leaders need dynamic instrumental arrangements to unite their orchestra AND band in worship using the most current worship songs of today.
The first three songs in the series are now available:
- OUR GOD
- THE STAND
- HOW HE LOVES
Listen to the songs and learn more here.
NextGen Worship is an exciting new series with SAT vocal arrangements for worship leading choirs, student choirs, and vocal teams of any size. They are designed to work alone or with Praisecharts orchestrations & chord charts.
Here are the current songs available through praisecharts.com. Click on the song title to view the options.
- Glory to God Forever
- At the Cross
- 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
- All My Fountains
- Be Unto Your Name
- Forever Reign
- God Is Able
- Our God Is Love
- We Are the Free
- The Earth is Yours
- We Are
- Healing is in Your Hands
Richie’s newest solo piano project entitled, Hope, is a collection of fresh arrangements of timeless hymns, worship songs and original heartfelt melodies. It features his wife, Gina Kingsmore, on two powerful songs and world-renowned violinist Bruce Wethey. This project is a reflection of Richie’s passion for Christ and was created to provide a resource for sending mission teams all over the world. All proceeds of this project will go to support sending teams on international mission trips.
Richie is currently working on a NEW instrumental solo piano CD and accompanying piano book for release this Fall 2012!
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Richie has been writing, arranging, and orchestrating music for the past 30 years. As well as writing specifically for publishers, he is available to provide custom arrangements, orchestrations, songs, or special commissions for your church or ministry.
Because of Richard’s work in leading student choirs, he has an extensive list of songs he has arranged specifically for student choirs that he would be willing to share upon request. He is also available to write or arrange songs to fit your specific group and needs.
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