MUSIC FOR WORSHIP
Welcome to this site! Here you can access the music of David Kai and his collaborators. Church musicians, be sure to check out the anthems, most of which are available for your WHOLE CHOIR FOR ONLY $15! You can also see hymns, solos/songs, music for the younger crowd, skits/writings, popular songs, ordering information and Music with Pat Mayberry by clicking on the links or by scrolling down this page. Please come back often to browse music videos, see samples and to order music. For information about David's new CD, Songs of Faith, Hope and Love, click on this link. For David Kai: Music's Facebook page, click on this link.
David Kai grew up in Toronto attending the Centennial-Japanese United Church. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, the Humber College music program where he specialized in arranging and composing, and The Centre for Christian Studies. Commissioned as a diaconal minister in 1987, David served in pastoral charges in Birtle, Manitoba, Orleans and Ajax, Ontario.
David has written hymn tunes and arrangements in collaboration with authors and composers such as Ruth Duck, Linnea Good, Neil Lemke, Pat Mayberry, Jeeva Sam, Doreen Lankshear-Smith and Brian Wren. He was a member of the committee that produced the Voices United hymn book, and also provided music for the Bible Quest curriculum and the More Voices hymn supplement. His hymns and arrangements have appeared in hymn books and collections in Canada, China and the USA. As a musician, David has performed with groups and musicians such as Linnea Good, Bruce Harding, the Union United Church Gospel Choir, Terry Watada, and in bands playing styles from calypso and reggae to Christian rock, country and gospel. He has served as a musician at gatherings such as Berwick Camp, International Diakonia, Bay of Quinte Conference, the Ethnic Ministries Council and General Council Youth Forum. You can follow this link to see David's listing on www.hymnary.org and this link to David's page in the Japanese Canadian Artists Directory.
For information about hymns, custom music arrangements, pulpit supply and special musical services and workshops, contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org