JON SHABAGLIAN’S ‘SYMPHONY OF PEACE’ SOUNDTRACKS UNITY AND RESTORATION
ABOUT JON SHABAGLIAN
Jon Shabaglian has been an acclaimed recording artist, songwriter, worship leader and pastor for more than two decades. With eight albums to his credit, Shabaglian has also toured internationally as a music missionary and is the creator of Gracenote, a unique program bringing music and art lessons to under-resourced children in California. In addition, he is the founder and leader of Psalmist Mission, a multi-faceted nonprofit presenting annual music and spiritual formation intensives designed to raise up biblically grounded worship leaders and Kingdom artists around the world.
Shabaglian, whose Armenian grandparents were rescued by German Mennonite missionaries and escaped genocide during World War I, was part of an historic reconciliation gathering in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2015 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Armenian genocide. He wrote and recorded “Reconciliation Song,” featuring Turkish violinist Orhan Celebi, which was showcased in the documentary “Journey To Redemption.”
Jon’s newest single, “Symphony of Peace” is now available on all streaming platforms. One of Shabaglian’s most personal tracks to date, the Sam Hart-produced song features recording artist, educator and activist Temitope, along with Psalmist Mission. Inspired as a healing prayer following a season of pain and suffering both in his own life and the world at large, “Symphony of Peace” encourages listeners to be instruments of reconciliation in a divided world.
“I love Advent Hymn (Watching, Waiting, Longing), which gives newness to the phrases of Isaiah. Watching, waiting, and longing is what we do now, and these songs help us do that in confidence. I anticipate that this album will be received as a great gift by many who will find their faith nourished and awakened by it.”
–Walter Brueggemann (Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary)
"I've watched Rick grow as an artist and songwriter for many years. Congratulations brother on an excellent independent release."
-Paul Baloche (Dove Award Winning Songwriter)
"Rick Lee James is a poet and singer. You will not only enjoy listening, you'll be drawn into the source –Jesus."