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St. James Church in Sewickley to kick off Music Plus

| Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, 9:01 p.m.

The first concert in the Music Plus series at St. James Church features an artist making his first trip to Western Pennsylvania.

Stanton Lanier, a pianist-composer from Georgia, will be kicking off the Music Plus series on Sept. 13.

He is hosting a music-writing workshop open to the public from 6:30-7:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 8 p.m., at the church, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley.

“I hope it's going to be a great time for the community, and not just St. James, but for anyone who wants to come out and experience it,” Lanier said.

“You've got this guy from Georgia flying in to play the piano. I don't have too bad of a southern accent, but it is there a little bit.”

After 15 years in the business world as a financial planner, Lanier began composing, recording and producing his first album in May of 2000.

He has released eight albums, with his most recent, “Open Spaces,” being the focus of the concert.

Lanier plays his music through a nonprofit organization called Music to Light the World, of which he is the founder.

The foundation has donated thousands of CDs to concert centers and hospitals as part of its mission.

“I want people to sense God's peace and rest in a hurried world.” Lanier said. “That's one of the main phrases we talk about in our mission.

“When people encounter my music, there's an element of peace and rest, and for some there's hope and healing.”

Gary Horvath is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at ghorvath@tribweb.com.

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