Song Recital II: Lament of the Nymph

Song Recital II: Lament of the Nymph

Join the Trinity Chamber Singers in Kempton Hall for an evening of diverse chamber and choral music—including Monteverdi’s Lament of the Nymph, sung by soprano Arwen Myers. Freewill offering. Please give generously!

Our three unticketed spring & summer Song Recitals with the Chamber Singers will help raise funds for the Trinity Choir tour to the UK this summer. You’ll be swept up the vocal beauty and mastery on display – and have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve helped to send these superb musicians on the trip of a lifetime! Freewill offering.

Mark your calendars for the final recital on Saturday, June 25: Summer Songs!

A Meditation on the Passion of Christ Sunday

The Cathedral Chamber Singers lead a liturgy blending scripture, poetry, hymnody, and transcendent choral music for Good Friday. Intertwined with ancient plainchant and Antonio Lotti’s famous Crucifixus will be several modern carol-anthems by Trond Kverno, John Rutter, Peter Hurford, and Richard Busch. Join us for this compelling communal meditation on Jesus’ sacrifice. Livestreamed to YouTube https://youtube.com/trinitycathpdx/live & Facebook https://facebook.com/trinitycathpdx/live

Song Recital I: Love & Loss

Join the Trinity Chamber Singers in Kempton Hall for three intimate evenings of art song this spring! The first of three such evenings this spring, Love & Loss features songs by U.S. and British composers, including Roger Quilter, Benjamin Britten, and Tim Galloway. Freewill offering. Please give generously! Our three unticketed spring & summer Song Recitals with the Chamber Singers will help raise funds for the Trinity Choir tour to the UK this summer. You’ll be swept up the vocal beauty and mastery on display – and have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve helped to send these superb musicians on the trip of a lifetime!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the next two recitals, which take place on Saturday, April 30, and Saturday, June 25!

Organ Recital: David Pickering (Kansas State University)

Organ recitalist, recording artist, scholar and author David Pickering presents a recital of music old & new on the stunning Rosales Organ. The recital will be immediately followed by Choral Evensong at 5:00 pm. Join us the first Sunday of every month in person or online for recitals by organists from across the globe. Watch online at https://youtube.com/trinitycathpdx

COVID PROTOCOLS: In light of the omicron variant, proof of full covid vaccination or a negative covid test (administered within 72 hours) are required for those age 12 and older. Masks are required at all times while on cathedral property. We recommend wearing a well-fitting N95, KN95, KF94 as possible, with surgical and double- and triple-layer cloth masks as alternatives. Full details at https://www.trinity-episcopal.org/post/revised-covid-protocols
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Oregon Wind Quintet

Oregon Wind Quintet, March 6 at 4:00pm
Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington, flute; Dieter Koch, oboe; Wonkak Kim, clarinet; Steve Vacchi, bassoon;
Lydia Van Dreel, horn

The program will center around Paul Taffanel’s 1876 Wind Quintet in g minor. The quintet will also perform two sets of chorales and chorale preludes: the first shares historical precedents by Thomas Tallis, Michael Praetorius, and J.S. Bach; the second is borrowed from the Classical and Romantic orchestral tradition- Ignaz Pleyel, Johannes Brahms, Edward Elgar, Jean Sibelius, and Gustav Holst.
There is no service of Evensong at this time. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted at the door or on-line. Masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend in person. The concert will also be live-streamed on the YouTube Channel at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Go to stpaulsoregon.org Select “Music Guild Concerts” in the upper menu on the home page.

Messiah Singalong

Join in for the return of one of St. John’s annual, musical highlights: our Sing-along Messiah! Last year, we live streamed our Musical Artists in Residence expertly singing selections from this masterpiece. This year, we hope to have people singing along, like years past. We will have scores available for people to sing from, and Fred Beal will lead us on the organ, with accompanying string players. This event has traditionally drawn quite a crowd, with people from all over the community joining in the fun.

So, for your calendar: Sunday, December 12, 4:00 pm

The Delgani String Quartet

This group has curated a unique program featuring classical favorites as well as arrangements of sacred vocal music. The concert will showcase the similarities between four-part vocal and instrumental composition, highlighting the violin family’s unique ability to emulate the human voice.” Music by Scarlatti, Mozart and Hohvannes will be heard.

Delgani was formed in 2014 with a mission to cultivate an appreciation for chamber music through distinctive performance, innovative programming, educational engagement, and collaboration. The musicians of Delgani are violinists Wyatt True and Jannie Wei, violist Kimberlee Uwate, and cellist
Eric Alterman.

There is no service of Evensong at this time.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Donations to the St. Paul’s Music Guild are gratefully accepted.
The concert will be heard in person at St. Paul’s with masks required.
The concert will also be live-streamed on the YouTube Channel at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
www.stpaulsoregon.org
Select “Music Guild Concerts” in the upper menu on the home page.

Sacred Jazz music with The Deanna Witkowski Trio

The final concert of the 2020-21 Evensong Concert Series features the Deanna Witkowski Trio in a return visit to St. Paul’s via a virtual performance. The concert is scheduled for June 6, 2021 at 4:00pm. Witkowski is an amazingly diverse pianist-composer-vocalist who consistently thrills audiences in explosive performances that combine virtuosity and heart. A leader in liturgical jazz, she has shared her original sacred music and jazz hymn arrangements in over one hundred churches throughout the United States. An expert on the life and music of Mary Lou Williams, her new biography, Mary Lou Williams “Music for the Soul” (Liturgical Press), will be published this August Her seventh recording, “Force of Nature” (MCG Jazz) featuring all compositions by Williams, will be released in October. In this concert, Witkowski features both her sacred jazz works and pieces from her upcoming album. The free concert will be available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/_F6W1THpaAQ and the program is available to view or print here.

The concert will be available for review and future viewing on our YouTube Channel, accessible by choosing “Music Guild Concerts” from the top of the home page of our website, stpaulsoregon.org