Finally, no one rained on Pastorius Park’s parade!

Note-Worthy July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso The planets and stars were all in alignment Wednesday, July 16, when the Venissa Santi Quartet performed in Chestnut Hill’s Pastorius Park. For the first time in a month, the weather had nothing to do with the concert. There was no threat of rain, so Santi’s performance was neither moved indoors nor […]
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Pastorius Park concerts: Rain, rain, go away (please)!

Note-Worthy July 18, 2014 1 Comment

by Michael Caruso For the third week in a row, the weather played a role in the summer season of concerts in Pastorius Park. The threat of rain, which never materialized, forced the moving of Mutlu’s June 25 concert from the park’s outdoor stage to the lower school auditorium of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Considering […]
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Hill choir off to England; Lawsuits lose to the rain

Note-Worthy July 11, 2014 2 Comments

by Michael Caruso The culmination of the 125th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, will be the tour to England taken by the parish’ s choir later this month. The tour will be led by the parish’s music director, Erik Meyer. He will mark the third anniversary […]
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Springside/CHA concert by Mutlu masterfully performed

Note-Worthy July 3, 2014 2 Comments

by Michael Caruso The 66th season of concerts in Pastorius Park, presented by the Chestnut Hill Community Association and sponsored by Chestnut Hill Hospital, continued Wednesday, June 25, with singer-songwriter Mutlu and keyboard accompanist Jeremy Diamond. Unlike the previous Wednesday evening, when the weather cooperated for a lovely outdoor event, this time the threat of […]
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Lilting harmonies from Hezekiah Jones at Pastorius Park

Note-Worthy June 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso The Chestnut Hill Community Association, with the generous help of Chestnut Hill Hospital, opened the 66th season of concerts in Pastorius Park Wednesday, June 18. Although the weather was a tad hotter than one might have wished, with a hint of the high humidity most likely to arrive in the weeks to […]
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‘Month of Moderns’ begins Sunday at Hill Presbyterian

Note-Worthy June 13, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Donald Nally will lead The Crossing in concert Sunday, June 15, 4 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. The concert opens the choir’s “Month of Moderns.” Taking part will be soprano soloist Rebecca Hoke of Chestnut Hill (a soloist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church) and baritone Colin Dill of East […]
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Music made in Chestnut Hill a beacon for entire region

Note-Worthy June 6, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, presented its final Choral Evensong of the season Sunday afternoon, June 1. The roster of choral works included two scores by Orlando Gibbons, the first great truly Anglican composer for the reformed Church of England, and one by the contemporary American, Stephen Paulus. The […]
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‘Prisoners’ at Hill church; local singers on the Parkway

Note-Worthy May 30, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, brought its 2013-14 season of concerts in Chestnut Hill to a close Saturday, May 17, with a program entitled “Prisoners & Penitents.” Performed in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, the oddly named selection of scores drawn from the late Renaissance and early Baroque repertoires was one of […]
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Memorial concert for beloved singer at church on Hill

Note-Worthy May 22, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Chestnut Hill was at the epicenter of Greater Philadelphia’s choral music community Friday, May 9. Family, friends and admirers gathered in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill to remember tenor Jeffrey Dinsmore. The founding member of The Crossing, the choir that specializes in contemporary music and is based at the church, died […]
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St. Paul’s concert stunning except for ‘Evening Hymn’

Note-Worthy May 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, played host to its third annual Festival of Three Choirs the first weekend of May. Joining the parish’s substantial choral establishment — an adult choir numbering nearly 60 and a children’s choir of almost 20 — were the choirs of Christ Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Virginia, and […]
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