Grammy Winner

Darlene Koldenhoven

"It is my pleasure and a blessing to bring the vibration of loving consciousness through my voice, piano and song, uniting us together in wellness and community through music. There's nothing I enjoy more than helping create an uplifting environment for the spiritual unfolding."

POSI Award 2018 Nomination Best Video "Until"

Dear Church Leaders,

If you are looking for a Soloist for Sunday Services or Special Event, I love singing for all things spiritual, no matter the congregation size and enjoy being a coordinated part of the service. If I don't already have something in my repertoire that fits with the message or theme, I've been known to write something for the occasion! I hope you will take a moment to review the enclosed materials in support of Singing at Services, a beautiful uplifting Concert or Mini-Concert and/or Wellness with Sound Workshop event. My workshops include "Wellness with Sound and Voice," "Let Your Whole Voice Sing," and "Versatile Vocals for Choirs & Groups." I also have experience in "message & song" for services if pastor needs a sub on the topic "Connecting Voice With Spirit." There’s more information at the links below or I’d be happy to speak with you about it. I recently became an official presenter with Al Gore's Climate Reality Project and would like the opportunity to present to your congregation on climate and being good stewards to our planet. Link #13 below explains my short Presentations or my outreach Climate Reality Event.

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BACKGROUND

I live in the Studio City part of Los Angeles (from Chicago) and often travel to provide music for services at churches, and present workshops and positive music concerts worldwide. Some of the churches are at Unity Houston, Christ Church Unity Orlando, Unity Hawaii, Center for Spiritual Living Boise, Center for Spiritual Living Los Angeles, Unity Chicago, Vision San Diego, New Vision Spiritual Growth Center Phoenix, Spirit Space Saugatuck and more. As a guest speaker, I has given the message of "Connecting Voice with Spirit" at several churches and a special Mother's Day message and songs at Unity of Metairie, Louisiana. My CDs for your bookstore are available through DeVorss and New Leaf or direct with TimeArt Recordings.

 

MUSIC: My repertoire includes everything from Positive Pop to New Age to Classical and one of my manifestations is an album I created specifically for spiritual audiences titled Inspired by a True Story (6/28/11). It opens up-tempo positive pop with "Kiss a Rainbow of Love" and the R&B influenced "The Who I am in Me" and gradually changes in mood and tempo from rejuvenation to relaxation. The final composition is an instrumental only, twelve-minute, meditation piece titled "Inspirial" that I wrote with the intention for use with low volume during a meditation or to deepen relaxation. "The Prayer" is also on this CD with the arrangement I did that became popular when I sang it on TV's The Young and the Restless a while back. "Kiss A Rainbow of Love," with my children's choir is also on the Giggle Box charity compilation CD along with other POSI artists, for children with cleft pallets. Then there are some wonderful instrumental pieces from my Tranquil Times CD that I play on piano. [more at Repertoire link & audio clips below]. My latest New Age vocal album comes with a coloring book titled Color Me Home, (4/21/17) and displays a beautifully humanitarian purpose for peace and planet. I've been honored to have received 20 wins and 35 nominations after debuting #1 on the worldwide New Age radio charts May 2018. The follow up, New Age Contemporary Instrumental album "Chromatones," was inspired by the music of Color Me Home and has also won several awards.

WORKSHOPS I also enjoy giving workshops on the power of music to rejuvenate. I am certified in NLP and in APP (audio-psycho-phonology) and use specially processed psycho-acoustic music, or sonic therapy. Please refer to my website ListeningMatrix for more info on that. I was asked to speak and sing at the International APP Conference in Belgium 9/2015 & iLs in Denver 8/2008 and have spoken at the Global Sound Healing Conference, have published articles in numerous magazines on the subject of music and healing, and authored a music education book with 7 instructional CDs titled "Tune Your Voice: Singing and Your Mind's Musical Ear," ($49.95). It supports my workshops and is used as a stand alone as well. Choirs, Choir Directors, Speakers, and General Membership may find it an enjoyable way to open  and strengthen the voice while enhancing listening, vocal and musical skills. It is endorsed by faculty from the The Juilliard School, NYU, Berklee, to American Idol and the late Don Campbell of The Mozart Effect. There’s more info on that in the reference materials. It is also distributed by New Leaf, and Alfred Music, or directly from TimeArt Publications.

Looking forward to speaking with you and singing for you. 

In Spirit,

Darlene Koldenhoven

Thank you for your kind attention and/or forward of this information to appropriate person/s. Click on the links below for more information.

BIO-LITE: Darlene has been honored with a Grammy Award and 3 Grammy Nominations and was recently inducted into the Indie Music Hall of Fame. She has four #1 CDs on the New Age Radio Charts. (See BIO highlights). Also, for your bookstore manager's interest, her albums are distributed by DeVorss & Co., New Leaf, AEC, CDBaby, or directly from my indie label, TimeArt. Known globally as featured soprano soloist in Yanni, Live at the Acropolis and as the tambourine-waving choir nun in both Sister Act films with Whoopi Goldberg as well as real life music director and production vocal coach. Recently, Darlene has traveled to Bangalore, India twice and Mumbai in February 2018 to perform in concert and in videos for Grammy winner Ricky Kej, United Nations Ambassador for Environmental Consciousness, in his concerts to raise awareness. Great stories to share with your congregation. Darlene recently has become a certified Climate Reality Project presenter and has informational presentations from 10 to 45 minutes, as trained in the three day event by former Vice President Al Gore in Los Angeles 2018. (See link below.)


Reference Material Links:
1. Bio Summary with Pictures

2. References from Spiritual Centers and Churches
3. Reviews by Others
4. Repertoire - Song List & Description
5. Song Lyrics
6. Sample Flyer of New Thought/Unity Guest Singer & Workshop PresenterWorkshops Descriptions
8. Article "Healing Power of the Voice," Evolve Magazine, 2007
                 "Nurturing Your Inner Mother Nature" Creations Magazine 2017

                 "Class Act" Huffington Post 2017
               "A Case for Sonic Therapy" COVR Magazine 2018

9. Book Description & Reviews Sheet 

10. Album Description & Reviews Sheets

11. Photo Gallery

12. Music - listen here or more at darlenekoldenhoven.com or hard copy upon request

13. Climate Reality Project - events/presentations on climate awareness

"Darlene radiates spiritual consciousness, beauty and love. Her voice is truly an instrument of the Divine and a blessing to all who hear her." 

– Rev. Alice Anderson, Christ Church Unity, Orlando FL

Repertoire - Highlights 

(All songs by Darlene Koldenhoven unless otherwise indicated.)

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VOCAL
 1. Up-Tempo Positive Pop - Kiss a Rainbow of Love 

 2. Up-Tempo Jazzy R&B Pop - The Who I am in Me by Darlene Koldenhoven & Larry Steelman

 3. Up-Tempo Folk/Rock - Within the Consciousness of God 

 4. Medium Ballad - Essence of Your Peace (The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi 13th C.

 5. Anthem Ballad/Traditional Gospel feel - Sing 

 6. Ballad/Prayer - Release  (also comes as solo piano - Into the LIght)

 7. Pop Ballad - The Prayer David Foster & Carol Bayer-Sager, arr. Koldenhoven

 8. Medium Classical Crossover - Infinite Voice 

 9. Ballad Classical Crossover - In God's Time  (also comes as solo piano - Cumulus)

10. Spiritual Ballad - Eternal Love's Song 
11.  Humanitarian Ballad - Until 

12. Humanitarian Ballad - Color Me Home

13. Positive Medium Ballad - Embracing This Moment 

14. Let There Be Peace On Earth (traditional)

 

SOLO PIANO 

  1. Medium Ballad - Love Eternal

  2. Up Tempo Crossover - Radiance

  3. Up Tempo Crossover - Wisteria

  4. Very slow for meditation or prayer - Glaciers

  5. Very slow for meditation or prayer - Soliloquy

  6. Medium Bright - Lucidity 

  7. Slow Calming - Quiet Read

  8. Medium Calming Positive - Into the Light

CONTACT

The Grand Piano Spa
The Grand Piano Spa

Solo Piano New Age Contemporary Instrumental 5/14/2021

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Color Me Home
Color Me Home

NewAge Vocal Debuted #1 May ZMR Worldwide Radio Charts 2017. Includes sonic therapy coloring book. 20 nominations with 9 Wins to date various competitions including POSI Awards 2018 Nom. Best Video "Until."

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Tranquil Times
Tranquil Times

Instrumental Relaxing Winner! Best New Age Album 2013 by the Independent Music Awards #1 Radio Charts 3/14 Nominated Best Piano Album with Instrumentation by Broadcasters Worldwide.

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Inspired by a True Story
Inspired by a True Story

Positive Spiritual New Thought/Unity

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Infinite Voice
Infinite Voice

Classical Crossover Best Vocal Album 2070 by Broadcasters worldwide #1 Radio Charts 4/07

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Heavenly Peace
Heavenly Peace

Holiday/Christmas Best Holiday Album 2007 by Broadcasters worldwide #2 Radio Charts 12/00

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Darlene Sings at Services & Presents "Wellness With Sound and Voice" Workshops

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Representative Roster of Church Appearances
(Alphabetically)

Christ Church Unity, Orlando FL

Church of Religious Science, Ventura, CA

Common Ground, Corona, CA

Creative Life Spiritual Center, Spring, TX

Encino Community Church, Encino, CA

Greater Philadelphia Religious Science Center, Paoli, PA

Center for Spiritual Living of Boise/Treasure Valley, ID

Golden Gate CSL, Corte Madera, CA 

La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, La Crescenta, CA

CSL-LA, Los Angeles, CA

North Hollywood CSL, North Hollywood, CA

Monterey CSL, Monterey, CA

New Vision Spiritual Growth Center, Phoenix, AZ 

Oakland Center for Spiritual Living, Oakland, CA

One Spirit Center for Conscious Living, Simi Valley, CA

Our Spiritual Center, Minneapolis, MN

Power of Oneness Spiritual Center, Chicago, IL

Unity Chicago, Chicago, IL

Sedona Church of Religious Science, Sedona, AZ

Spirit Space, Saugatuck, MI

The Oneness Center, Fresno, CA

Unity of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Unity Houston, Houston, TX

Unity Church of Meterie, Meterie, LA

Unity Church of Omaha, Omaha, NE

Unity Fellowship Church, Newport News, VA

Unity of Brea, Brea, CA

Unity of the Valley, La Crescenta, CA

Unity South Bay, Torrence, CA

Unity Ventura, Ventura, CA

Vision: A Center for Spiritual Living, San Diego, CA