Performing Arts Ministries

About Us

DR. PAULA GILBERT

Paula her Ph.D. in Humanities from  Coral Ridge Baptist Seminary, Florida; Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance & Opera from Texas Technical University; Master of Theology from Life Christian University from Florida and a Bachelor of Music from California State University at Fullerton while studying  three  summers at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California with famous French Metropolitan Opera baritone, Matial Singher. Paula was born into a Ukrainian Orthodox and Jewish community in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada surrounded by family musicians and artists.

 

Completing her Masters, she directed the opera program at Grinnell College in Iowa while attending the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria for two summers which opened the door for a five year singing contract in Vienna, Austria as well as, touring with the Mozart Salzburg Opera Company in Western Europe and presenting concerts in southern Austria. In 1982 when she moved back to Los Angeles, she gave her heart to the Lord and met her future husband Darryl. That same year Paula sang her final professional role as Mashenka in The Bartered (Bought) Bride at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles and the Lord called her into His musical realm and out of the world’s system.

 

After Darryl and Paula were married in 1983 the Lord called them to Washington D.C. where Darryl was called as a minister of music to Christian Fellowship Church in Vienna, VA where and Paula founded Performing Arts Ministries which she still directs. She excelled as the music director for Joe Gibbs Charities which included Presidential performances at the White House and Kennedy Center; served as soloist and worship leader for Women’s Aglow and various women’s ministries including International Women’s Conference in Sophia, Bulgaria in 1991 and 1992 under the leadership of Dee Jepson. During this time, she and Darryl served as board members for CBN when Dee Jepsen was president.  She presented a premier song for an international call to prayer on Trinity Broadcasting Network in 1991 in Los Angeles.  In 1996, she led her first team to Israel for an international conference on Mount of Olives.  In 1998, she and Darryl were called to London to lead a worship conference for the International Pentecostal Cathedral. The last fifteen years she and Darryl were called to the Middle East to assist Christine and Peter Darg, founders of Exploits Ministries and news correspondents for Christian Broadcasting Network in Europe and the Middle East.  In October 2008 they served as the musical directors and coordinators for an outreach in Bethlehem celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles and Paula was ordained by Christine Darg with a supernatural flow of anointing oil from her forehead which pooled on the floor.

 

In 2016 Paula started making several trips to England to purse the feasibility of presenting the Cathedral Worship Celebrations starting in London and then going to different parts of England. In 2017 she was invited by the president of the C.S. Lewis Conference to gain support for her cathedral project. In 2018 the team presented the first Cathedral Coronation Celebration in Martinsburg, WV at the First Presbyterian church. Several weeks later they were hosted by Barbara Dingle from London and they went on their first tour of six cathedrals in England and then two weeks later presented the Cathedral Worship Celebration again at Christ Church in Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem.

 

Paula also became the pastor of Chapel of the Holy Spirit with her husband's passing and is grateful to enjoy seeing the Lord work in the lives of their five children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Dr Noël Tredinnick, FRSCM

Dr. Noël is a British composer, organist, orchestrator and conductor. He is notable for his many contributions to several hymnals, his regular appearances on the BBC's Songs of Praise,[2] his weekly radio program " All Souls in Praise" which broadcasts on Premier Christian Radio, and as the founder and Emeritus Conductor of All Souls Orchestra which performs annually at the Royal Albert Hall and throughout the UK under the banner of "Prom Praise" and "Prom Praise for Schools" (PP4S). Tredinnick's organ works have been performed by several respected performers including George Thalben-Ball,[3] Nicolas Kynaston, and Gerard Brooks. He is currently a Professor of conducting, orchestration and academic studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has recently been awarded the title of Emeritus Conductor of the All Souls Orchestra, in recognition of his pioneering legacy in directing Christian musical worship around the world. He continues to conduct the orchestra in tours of the UK and around the world, in partnership with his successor, Michael Andrews.

 

Tredinnick's arranging style combines traditional hymns and Christian songs with harmonies from jazz and modernist music, making frequent use of chromaticism and dissonance. His trademark sound is euphoric, uplifting and spontaneous, with an inclusive feel. He is generally regarded as one of the UK's foremost church musicians.

 

Tredinnick has been involved with the Jubilate Group for many years, which is concerned with updating old-fashioned language in hymns and for publishing new musical resources for congregations; he is now chair of the group.  In 1972 Tredinnick was appointed Organist and Director of Music at the church of All Souls, Langham Place, in the heart of the West End of London: a post he still holds. He founded the All Souls Orchestra on the instruction of the then rector, the hymn writer Michael Baughen, and has since conducted the orchestra at many Christian events, services and festivals in the UK and internationally. The orchestra is well-known as a distinctive voice in Christian worship, providing uplifting accompaniments to hymns and popular songs as well as performing classical works in a Christian context.

DR. DARRYL GILBERT (Passed away January 14, 2019)

Darryl received his Ph.D. in Humanities from Coral Ridge Baptist Semi-nary in Florida, was ordained at Glendale, California Graduate School of Theology. During his graduate studies which were in Music at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Music Academy of the West, CA, he included classes in orchestration of film scores and percussion. He completed further graduate studies at the University of Washington in Washington State. He did undergraduate studies at the University of Redlands, and completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Music, minor in Theology and Philosophy at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA. Darryl was the pastor of  the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Leesburg, VA for nine years which is an affiliate church of Whole Word Fellowship, Oakton, VA where Darryl also served as an Associate Pastor in Music as well as, overseeing the Pastoral Care for the main church.

 

 

Performing Arts Ministries, 39325 Crooked Bridge Lane, Leesburg, VA 20175