Pastorius Park concerts: Rain, rain, go away (please)!

Note-Worthy | July 18th, 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 11th, 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 3rd, 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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Music made in Chestnut Hill a beacon for entire region

Note-Worthy | June 6th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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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Memorial concert for beloved singer at church on Hill

Note-Worthy | May 22nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

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 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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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