The music of Bach’s son played exquisitely at Woodmere

Note-Worthy February 21, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Three members of Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, celebrated the music of Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach in recital this month. Harpsichordist Adam Pearl, violinist/violist Karina Schmitz and flute & recorder player Gwyn Roberts played music by one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most accomplished composer sons Feb. 9 at Woodmere Art Museum […]
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‘Most memorable Choral Evensong’ ever at St. Martin’s

Note-Worthy February 13, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Chestnut Hill’s Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields celebrated both the 125th anniversary of public services at the church and “Candlemas” Choral Evensong Sunday afternoon, Feb. 2. The service, which drew a surprisingly large congregation considering the looming start of the Super Bowl, featured music composed by the parish’s music director, Erik Meyer. […]
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New website for Hill, a ‘mecca’ for classical music

Note-Worthy February 7, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Chestnut Hillers have long known that their section of the city, although relatively small in size and population, offers some of the region’s finest opportunities to enjoy classical music. We now have a new website guide to many of the concerts that are performed in Chestnut Hill. It’s called “The Chestnut Hill […]
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Annual Ann Stookey Memorial Organ Recital at St. Paul’s

Note-Worthy January 31, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Zach Hemenway, music director of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, presented the annual Ann Stookey Memorial Organ Recital Sunday afternoon, January 26, on the church’s magnificent Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. The performance focused a spotlight on the $250,000 matching grant Stookey’s family established shortly after her death in 2012, creating the […]
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Baroque chamber players’ concert at Hill church Sunday

Note-Worthy January 24, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave., will host a concert featuring the chamber players of Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, and tenor Aaron Sheehan Sunday, Jan. 26, 4 p.m. Entitled “A Secret Flame,” the concert will feature performances of music by Lully, Charpentier and Lambert. The focus of […]
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Near-zero temp, icy roads, can’t halt St. Martin concert

Note-Worthy January 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Although icy road conditions and near-zero temperature threatened to cancel altogether its already-postponed Christmas Lessons & Carols, the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, chose to tough it out and celebrate the traditional Anglican afternoon liturgy Jan. 5. It was a wise decision that drew a surprisingly large number of people. […]
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Piffaro entertains and educates at Hill Presby Church

Note-Worthy January 9, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Rounding out the old year, Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, presented “Drive the Cold Winter Away” Saturday, Dec. 28, in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. The concert, which drew an audience that was noteworthy for its size and enthusiasm, offered an impressive survey of late Renaissance music intended to give cheer to […]
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