December 22, 2018

A CHRISTMAS LETTER TO ALL

Hello all!

After a long pause in my public communication with my supporters, I’m grateful to send all of you my warmest holiday greetings!

It has been a year of seismic shifts.

As most of you know I’ve been a working musician for the last 16 years and continue to be so. Yet, what it looks like now and what it looked like a year ago are two very different things. Looks aside, I am still Matt Munhall, still writing my story for you all and ultimately the glory of God, I am still singing my heart out, and aiming to unearth the true meaning of this gift of life I am so blessed to live. 

Even though I’m not regularly playing public gigs these days I do have a few things coming up…

You can tune in to Sunny 95’s Old Fashioned Christmas on Christmas Eve morning at 7:20 AM and hear me and my band performing my arrangement of Do You Hear What I Hear?https://sunny95.com/events/sunny-95s-old-fashioned-christmas-show/

I’m also playing February by the Fire at the Worthington Public Library, it’s a showcase series that features Central Ohio‘s best musical artists and songwriters. My concert will be at 4 PM February 15th. Get there early the seats fill up fast:-)

And, on March 14th, I’ll be playing a intimate solo show at the Appalachian Listening Room, 48 Main St. in Logan Ohio from 7:30-9pm. This is also a small room so seats may go fast!

I’m sure my public concerts will once again increase as I get my new position as the Director of Music and Liturgy more and more organized.

It’s the best thing that could happen for me. I’m directing choirs, working with cantors, selecting all the repertoire from classical music through modern praise and worship, and learning all kinds of new to me music. I’m also learning to manage a much larger range of responsibilities on a permanent basis as opposed to, for instance, making a record for a couple months.

Because of my gratefulness in the goodness of these changes, and because it’s Christmastime, please indulge me in telling some more of my thoughts…

I believe God works in every human life. In some people’s lives, they can see it, regardless of what different names they give it. For others, it is obscured by so much suffering that it is understandable that they find themselves at a loss to see the hand of a loving God. As a life long follower of Christ (and fallen sinner), I continue to grow in understanding of the meritorious nature of His suffering when He chose to love us with the entirety of His Being. I am very grateful that God has made the changes of this last year possible.

That, my friends, is what I believe Christmas is all about. The Choice of God to love us all unconditionally and open His Eternal Life to us. It’s my deepest prayer for myself, for those closest to me, and all that we might receive His Love, His Birth, His Life, born again in all of us on this Christmas morning in a deeper way than ever.

Luke is now nine years old and he enjoys school, tae kwon do (brown belt), football, drawing, and music.

We’ll see what kind of musical adventures take place in 2019 in addition to the work I’m doing at St. Francis DeSales in Newark, Ohio.

Love is the first priority, more and more.

Merry Christmas 🙂

My very best,

Matt Munhall

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