MP3 Beverly McDevitt - Purrfect Love
Peaceful and relaxing, the piano sounds of Beverly McDevitt and woodwinds by Michael Trach allow you feel the emotions of love from the past, present and future.
13 MP3 Songs
EASY LISTENING: Love Songs, EASY LISTENING: Mood Music
Beverly McDevitt is a native of Reading, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. She was born into an Irish-Catholic family and raised with a strong background of her Catholic faith. At the age of 7, she began taking piano lessons from a neighborhood teacher, Mrs. Gale. It was quickly determined that Bev had a great ear for music and talents with the ivories. Her lessons continued throughout her schooling days under the watchful eyes of her parents, Carol and Vincent McDevitt.
Bev was not a natural performer; in fact, she was quite shy and tended to not want the attention of others. She credits a teacher, Susan Borst, for teaching her the impact music could have on others. Using her advice, she learned the guitar and continued to pursue musical avenues. She played for high school musicals and began her entry in the organ world.
As Bev headed to college she also took on the task of leading her church parish''s choir and playing the organ weekly. This obligation not only altered her college experience (coming home each weekend) but served as an entry into a world that would become her living for many years. While attending college, Bev realized her composing abilities could be put to use with her choirs and began writing music, most of it sacred in nature.
Bev has directed many choirs: her local parish, children''s choirs and even had the opportunity to lead a 60-member choir to Rome, Italy to sing for the late Pope John Paul II. Hearing her own musical piece sung before the Pope remains one of her most memorable life experiences and musical highlight. Currently, she continues to serve her faith by leading two choirs and serving as the Director of Music for the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena in Allentown, PA and the Diocese of Allentown.
Through these years, Bev continued to play the piano and discover her love for classical music. She played numerous recitals, accompanied many vocalists and even began singing and playing for weddings herself, along the way. Her comfort behind the piano and microphone had grown along with her. The decision to explore out of the sacred world musically, combined with her innate desire to help others, led to her previous CD, A Peaceful Christmas and this new CD, A Purrfect Love.
Bev composed all the tracks on this current CD. One title, Forever in My Heart is a dedication to the love she has for her mother. The title Purrfect Love is in honor of her Punkin--a cat who fought hard and finally won her heart. All titles are peace-inspiring as she combines her unique talent of creating moving music while maintaining a relaxing and beautiful feeling. As custom, two pieces are dedicated to her Irish roots. Her goal with this CD and future musical ventures is to raise enough money to help others less fortunate. She now realizes that her talents were given to her as an instrument to not only bring joy to others with her music, but as a vehicle to provide for them as well.