Sacred Jazz music with The Deanna Witkowski Trio

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

Eric Plutz: Vierne’s Organ Symphonies

In honor of the sesquicentennial of the birth of the great French organist-composer Louis Vierne, Princeton University organist Eric Plutz comes to Portland on his North American tour, playing Vierne’s six organ symphonies over two nights.

Trinity Vespers: Organ Recital & Evensong

Liturgical music on the First Sunday of every month, sung by the cathedral choirs. Free & open to the public, regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof).
4:30 pm / Organ Recital: Jackson Borges (All Saints Church, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware)
5 pm / Evensong with the Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults

Learn more at trinity-episcopal.org/evensong

An afternoon of Sacred Jazz, Deanna Witkowski Trio

Noted jazz pianist, Deanna Witkowski makes her third appearance at St. Paul’s on June 7. A leader in composing jazz music for the church, Deanna hails from New York City where she frequently guests at churches and concert halls. She brings her own trio to St. Paul’s to perform original sacred jazz music and lead the service of Evensong at 4:00 p.m.

Trinity Vespers: Organ Recital & Evensong

Liturgical music on the First Sunday of every month, sung by the cathedral choirs. Free & open to the public, regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof).
4:30 pm / Organ Recital: Sunghee Kim (Valparaiso University)
5 pm / Evensong with the Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults

Learn more at trinity-episcopal.org/evensong

Christopher Atzinger, Pianist

A piano recital with works by J. S. Bach, Johannes Brahms and Franz Liszt will be presented by Dr. Christopher Atzinger on March 1st. The St. Paul’s Chamber Singers will sing the service of Evensong at 4:00 p.m.
Praised in Gramophone for his “abundant energy, powerful fingers, big sound and natural musicality,” pianist Christopher Atzinger has performed in Austria, Germany, England, Italy, France, Spain, and Canada in addition to performances throughout the United States highlighted by concerts in New York at Carnegie Hall (Weill), New York University, St. Paul’s Chapel, Liederkranz Hall; in Chicago at the Dame Myra Hess Series and PianoForte Salon Series; and in Washington, D.C. at the Phillips Collection.

Second Wind “Fun-Raiser”

Second Wind was born from the desire of four former members of the highly-successful McKenzie River Band. This four-piece acoustic group will take you on a journey from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and from Alabama to the Eagles. Also enjoy songs from the McKenzie River Band and new originals.

This “fun-raiser” benefits the social outreach programs of All Saints Episcopal Church in downtown Hillsboro. Enjoy wine, beer, beverages and desserts (for an additional charge). Make an evening of it! Dine at one of the great restaurants nearby and join us for a memorable and musical event!

Tickets are $10 each (or $80 for a reserved table for 8), and may be purchased at brownpapertickets.com. For more information, or to buy during church office hours, contact Steve DeSanctis at (503) 648-2514 or email office@allsaintshillsboro.org.

Trinity Vespers: Organ Recital & Evensong

Liturgical music on the First Sunday of every month, sung by the cathedral choirs. Free & open to the public, regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof).
4:30 pm / Organ Recital: Brink Bush (St. Anne’s Church, Salem, Massachusetts)
5 pm / Evensong for the Feast of the Presentation with Chamber Singers

Learn more at trinity-episcopal.org/evensong

“The Play of Daniel” Boston Camerata

The Boston Camerata comes to St. Paul’s to present the medieval play of “Daniel” on February 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. A ticket is required for this performance. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1444 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97302, M-TH, 9-4pm or call 503-362-3661, or email stpauls.music.guild@gamail.com

Once again the church will be transformed into a theater with lights, costumes and music. The Old Testament prophecies of Daniel, a young captive in corrupt Babylon, will ring forth. This stunning, contemporary new production by Artistic Director, Anne Azéma, is one of the greatest musical plays from the French Middle Ages. Accompanied by early instruments the ensemble will be joined by some of St. Paul’s singers both young and mature.

The Boston Camerata is an early music ensemble based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its was founded in 1954 by Narcissa Williamson at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as an adjunct to that museum’s instrument collection. The Camerata incorporated as an independent nonprofit in 1974. It was directed from 1969 to 2008 by Joel Cohen, who remains active as Music Director Emeritus. Since 2008 the company’s artistic director has been French-born singer and scholar Anne Azéma. A regular subscription series is offered to Boston-area residents, as well as tours in the United States and abroad. In 2011, Camerata was in residence in Reims, France contributing five programs of medieval French music to the 800th anniversary celebration of the Reims Cathedral.

Camerata’s numerous recordings on various labels include programs on Harmonia Mudi, Erato, Telefunken, and Warner Classics. Among the ensemble’s awards are the Grand Prix du Disque (1987) for a medieval version of the Tristan and Iseult legend.

Fabulous Four-Hand Piano Duo

Concert of piano music by long-time Oregon State University faculty members Angela Carlson and Rebecca Jeffers. They share their musicianship and inspration in a lively concert of music for four hands at one piano.