The Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring a series of piano benefit concerts featuring Randall Atcheson. The first one took place on Sunday evening, November 14, 2021 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Prattville, Ala. There is no charge to attend the concerts.
Randy, a native of rural Chilton County (Ala.), was recognized as a child prodigy and enrolled in the music school at Samford University at the age of 12. He graduated from Chilton County High School in 1970. He later was accepted to The Juilliard School where he studied piano and made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1991. He has recorded 16 albums such as “Amazing Grace,” and “Christmas by Candlelight.” Randy has been a featured guest on the nationally televised "Gala of Stars from Radio Music Hall," as well as a guest on “A Fox and Friends Christmas” primetime TV special. His concert series has taken him to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He has performed on different occasions for former Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama.
Randy has selected a variety of music that he plays for these concerts. His piano selections include “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee,” “Amazing Grace,” “Blessed Assurance,” “And Can It Be,” “Revive Us Again,” ‘I’ll Fly Away,” “When We All Get to Heaven,” “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder,” “Anything Goes,” “Try to Remember,” “Autumn Leaves,” “Think of Me,” “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You,” ”Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” and a patriotic medley of “Anchors Away,” “The Caissons Go Rolling Along,” “Marine Hymn,” “Air Force Hymn,” and “God Bless America.”
Dates and locations for the 2022 concerts hosted by the Stegall Foundation will be announced soon. "I recently heard Randy in concert at Samford University, and it was one of the most enjoyable evenings that I have experienced in a long, long time," said Karl Stegall. "I can promise you that you will return home with a warm spirit in your heart! Please join us for future concerts."