Title: Bless Each One
Composer: Jill B. Bruckart*
Text: Jill B. Bruckart
Choral Anthem with organ or piano
Jill Bruckart has been an organist and church musician since the age of 15. She has led choirs of all ages and has worked with a variety of musical groups including all-male vocal groups, children’s choirs, brass choirs, string orchestras, contemporary and rock bands, and handbell choirs. A 1977 graduate of Moravian College, Ms. Bruckart has presented workshops at Moravian Music Festivals, and Music and Worship Conferences, as well as accompanying worship at various conferences, retreats, and synods. She has served as Conductor and Music Director of the Unitas Chorale of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, from its founding in 1996 through the 2010-2011 season. Her compositions include music for adult choir, children’s choir, hymn tunes, and handbell arrangements based on Moravian tunes.
The funding for this publication was provided by the Unitas Chorale in honor of Jill Bruckart’s devoted service. Under her leadership, the Chorale has introduced countless listeners to the beauty of Moravian music, performed from the heart. Because of her dedication to expanding the repertoire of Moravian music to include newly-written works as well as music from the archival collections, Chorale members and audiences have come to appreciate the continuing gifts of the Moravian musical heritage.