Very excited to be doing a Lenten Evensong service with my new and splendid choir at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Corona del Mar, this Sunday, March 9, at 4:00. It’s our first such outing and the first Evensong I’ve directed in many years.
Evensong is one of the greatest glories of Christianity. Its majestic liturgy and music has called forth (and continues to call forth) some of the greatest church music ever written.
Our service includes music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Orlando di Lasso, Craig Phillips, Richard Proulx, and J. S. Bach. The church’s website and address are here. Join us in this wonderful way to end a day!
Next week is a big one for me – I’m changing music positions, AND playing a recital two days after I start!
The concert isn’t at my new church, but at First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica, where I’ll be starting off their Mid-Week Concert series for this spring.
The concert is Wednesday, January 8, at 12:10 – 1008 11th Street, Santa Monica, and will last about 30 minutes. Parking is available across from the church, on 11th Street.
I’ll be playing quite a varied program of organ music by Bach and Widor, more recent composers Daniel Pinkham, Los Angeles’ own Craig Phillips, David Cherwein, and between the old and the new, organist and composer Louis Lefebure-Wely, the 19th century Liberace of the organ – some obscure names, but very good composers, every one!
Many thanks to the church staff, and especially Music Director Jim Smith and administrator Sarah Rold, who edited the program.
I’m very excited about the concert, as this series is a new venue for me, and both the organ and the building are very good indeed.
Hope to see you there!