Musician / Composer / Arranger
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
" [A Celtic Mass] ...the piece was creative and well put together."
Dr. Jerry McCoy
Director , Choral Studies
Regents Professor of Music
University of North Texas
"Although Holt’s setting of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei is sung in traditional Latin, his composition is quite fresh and teeming with all the energy and drive of River Dance! It will be no surprise that Holt is a seasoned Celtic musician when you hear the brilliant colors of his orchestration."
First United Methodist Chruch
" I had the privilege of attending the premiere of Rick Holt’s “A Celtic Mass.” It was well crafted and made great use of the vitality that Celtic instruments bring to life. At times thoughtful and at times highly energetic, this work brings the spirit of Celtic music into the traditions of the church."
Director of Music - Retired
Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church
" [A Celtic Mass] ...remarkable work, weaving Celtic themes and music with a traditional Latin Mass, was received with a thunderous standing ovation and curtain calls for Holt."
Southwest Celtic Music Association
Ceili Magazine - Editor