“Duncan’s ability to listen to a piece of music and then play it perfectly is nothing short of amazing! His most recent project with the Fredericksburg Theater Company was playing the piano for the musical GODSPELL. He brought Stephen Schwartz’s music to life with passion, energy, and excitement. Not only playing for musicals, Duncan’s solo concerts are filled with joy and electricity – playing a wide selection of music that keeps you wanting more.”

--Kerry Goff, Director,

Fredericksburg Theater Company, Fredericksburg, Texas

 

“Duncan is a gifted pianist, singer and songwriter who has a keen ability to communicate with students. Duncan’s blindness gives him unique insight into the lives of others. He can touch the heart. If you want your school to be blessed and challenged, invite Duncan to share his music and witness with your students. He has left an indelible mark on our student body.”

--C. Edward Shipman, Executive Director

Happy Hill Farm Academy, Granbury, Texas

 

“Duncan Holmes is no ordinary pianist, no run-of-the-mill Christian entertainer. Friendly, funny, prodigiously gifted, Duncan radiates with honesty and ease the warm glow of Jesus through his music and his story. The beauty, the goodness, the faithfulness of the Lord sing through his testimony of words and notes. It is a privilege for me to have Duncan in my church. He is a musical wonder, a friend, and a sensitive Christian brother.”

--The Reverend John E. Hierholzer, Pastor

Hill Country Evangelical Free Church, Fredericksburg, Texas

 

“Ever play the piano with your eyes closed? Duncan Holmes does, but he has eyes in his fingers. It is fascinating to listen to his music for he can mix classical, jazz, worship, and pop music so there is something for everyone. I am touched every time I listen to Duncan’s music.”

--The Reverend Charles F. Keen, former pastor

Grace Church, Mesquite, Texas

 

“Blending contemporary and traditional music with the Prayer Book rite of the Episcopal Church’s Eucharist, Duncan Holmes engaged our congregation of young and old in witnessing to his faith with his lively keyboard and vocal techniques. Children swayed and smiled. Others rediscovered spontaneity in worship. One mother and her children had their call to be baptized confirmed. Most of all, Duncan’s personal witness of his life’s adventures in the Spirit opened our hearts to hear more clearly the claim of God on each one of us. We were blessed by his visit!”

--The Reverend Stephen Bartlett, Rector

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Coldwater, Michigan

 

“As a pastor and leader of our church, I personally am grateful for the music and message of Duncan Holmes. So many of us were blessed by Mr. Holmes. Central Presbyterian Church in Huntington, as well as our village heard and were touched by the musicianship and message. His winsome personality shines through in so many ways. He has both a testimony of God’s grace, and a powerful gift of music both as a pianist matched perfectly with his singing. I recommend any group or church open the doors wide when he comes and plays for you!”

--The Reverend David Aldridge, Pastor

Central Presbyterian Church, Huntington, New York

 

“Duncan Holmes has performed for our students many times over the past few years. He is a wonderful entertainer, and all of our students from 3 year olds through 8th graders really enjoy the concerts. His music inspires our students to move, to clap, and sing along. His songs of praise and his commentary between songs give tremendous witness to God’s love and the blessings He bestows. Duncan is able to personalize each performance by interacting with the students in a question-answer session at the end of the concert.”

--Billy Pahl, Principal

St. Mary’s Catholic School, Fredericksburg, Texas

  

“I have known Duncan Holmes for over 21 years!  We have worked together on many occasions.  Duncan is not only a tremendous pianist, but a terrific friend.  Duncan is by far the most talented, dedicated, faithful musician that I have ever known! Whether Duncan is playing classical, contemporary or Christian music he is just superb!  God has given him great ability, and Duncan is always careful to give the glory to Him!  Duncan's testimony for Christ and his love for Him is truly impressive.  I can assure you that Duncan will be a great blessing to your group or church gathering!”

--Evangelist George Gray

Camp Director for Camp Siloam and Circle of Love Editor, Cleveland, Texas

 

"Duncan is a magician of a musician.  I have sung with him as a member of our band the “Raggedy Cats” for almost two years and he never ceases to amaze me with those deft fingers. Whatever your style or need, he has the sixth sense to make you feel like he’s played with you forever and takes any stress away from your performance. 

Duncan has accompanied me for Christmas appearances at the Bank of the Hills in Kerrville, Texas for two years and it’s always so much fun.  His music certainly comes from a higher power."

--Jan I. Zenner, CLU, ChFC
Fiscal Design, Harper, Texas

 

"I first heard of Duncan Holmes as a young teenager.  I finally had the privilege of meeting him in 1995 at the Monadnock Bible Conference Center in NH.  The Gospel Association for the Blind (GAB) had held a week of camp for the blind there annually for 35 years.
Duncan began acting as staff musician for the GAB camp in 1988.  He continues in this position at their annual week of camp, now held in New Caney, TX.

Since Duncan is a brother in Christ and a musician, he quickly became a friend and mentor.  He has graciously invited me to sing at his programs when he tours in the area.  I have lost count of the many times he has acted as my accompanist.  Duncan donated his time, talent, and original songs to recording my CD, Speak To Me Now: a Journey.  His help made the CD a reality, not just a dream.
In addition to being a gifted pianist, Duncan is a man of integrity who loves the Lord.  He has a way of making people of all ages laugh and cry as he shares his music and stories in different venues.
I am blessed to be able to call Duncan a friend.  His willingness to serve as one of the board members for Out of Sight Ministries is also appreciated!"
 --Mindy Hartman

www.outofsightministries.com

 

Duncan Holmes uses his wonderful musical talent as a powerful way to share his faith and love of our Lord. He presents a delightful evening of classical and contemporary songs filled with a spirit of worship, fun, and great stories of his life- changing walk with Jesus.
--The Very Rev. Richard E Simpson
Dean of the Atlantic Deanery, Rector of St Marks, Islip, NY 

 

Our retirement community at Menno Haven loves music of many styles.  For two years now, Duncan has come and blessed us with God's love heard through his piano and talented singing voice.  He engages the audience in an inviting and energizing way.  Our people always come away inspired and challenged. He is able to do such variety of styles of music that folks who are usually not into music of a certain style are captured by Duncan's spontaneity.  Even non-religious folks were blessed by the spirited concert.  Duncan made us think and step back and see life in fresh new ways, as well as inspired and entertained us all the while.  He captured us by showing both the serious side of life as well as the holy humor side of life.   

 

--Bob Keener, Executive Manager of Pastoral Care,

 Menno Haven Retirement Communities, Chambersburg, PA