The Music Ministry of Maureen and Bill Hayes
May our songs rise like incense to the Lord
Maureen Hayes, Vocalist, Music Minister, Instructor Performer and Recording Artist, is the Cantor and Soloist for The Church of St. Clare in Colonie, NY. She holds degrees in Vocal Performance and Fine Arts from Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri and Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. An award winning international performer, Mrs. Hayes has performed for audiences in the U.S., Canada and Europe. In 2000 she performed in Rome for World Youth Day. She has sung at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. for the International Week of Prayer and Fasting. Most recently she has appeared on EWTN's "Backstage" and Familyland TV Network Christmas Special.
Bill Hayes, Pianist, Organist, Composer, Performer, Instructor and Recording Artist is the Music Director for The Church of St. Clare in Colonie, NY. A published Composer of Liturgical Music, Mr. Hayes has composed, arranged and produced recordings of his original works including the 2002 Unity Award Nominated Song "I Am The Way", the 2004 Unity Award winning Liturgical Song of The Year, "I Am The Resurrection", the 2005 Unity Award winning Liturgical Song of The Year, "Living Bread", and the 2006 Unity Award Nominated song "Blessed Be God, Forever."
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Bill received his education in the Metropolitan St. Louis area, culminating in a degree from Webster University where he studied Musical Composition.
Maureen and Bill are the hosts of "On The Journey" which airs world wide on the internet at www.MaureenandBillHayes.com under "ON THE JOURNEY". Maureen and Bill were also previous members of the Catholic Association of Music (CAM) an organization founded by John Michael Talbot. Maureen served as the organization's Secretary and Director of Membership.
Maureen and Bill have been blest to be married and in ministry together for over 35 years.
Our mission is to reach and connect with others through music so they may honor and praise God by challenging themselves to purify and reform their lives so they may grow closer to God.