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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St. Martin’s 125 years celebrated with concert Sunday

Note-Worthy | May 1st, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, the parish choir, under the direction of Erik Meyer, will make a pilgrimage to England, where it will be the choir-in-residence at Exeter Cathedral and its London namesake, the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. As […]

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Beloved Hill church singer dies suddenly at age of 42

Note-Worthy | April 24th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Local lovers of choral music were shocked and saddened by the unexpected death of Jeffrey Dinsmore on Monday, April 14, in Los Angeles, where he had just begun rehearsals with The Crossing at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Dinsmore, who was only 42, was a founding member, along with artistic director Donald Nally, […]

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Four hands on a piano may be perfect; may be too many

Note-Worthy | April 10th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, hosted the fourth in its series of “Five Fridays: Concerts for Community” on March 28. The performers were duo-pianists Stanislava Varshavski and Diana Shapiro. The duo is part of Astral Artists, which provides nearly all of the musicians who perform as part of St. Paul’s “Five […]

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‘Simple beauty and beautiful simplicity’ at St. Paul’s

Note-Worthy | March 20th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, ushered in the Lenten season with a Choral Evensong Sunday afternoon, March 9. The parish’s music director, Zach Hemenway, chose a roster of choral works that perfectly established the somber tone of this most penitential of seasons in the Christian liturgical year, hitting the mark musically […]

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Music from sacred repertoire at St. Paul’s on Saturday

Note-Worthy | March 13th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The Academy of Vocal Arts, the nation’s only full-scholarship school focusing on singing, will pay a visit to Chestnut Hill Saturday, March 15. Led by David Lofton, AVA’s students will perform “Jubilate,” the annual concert featuring selections from the sacred music repertoire. The performance is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. in […]

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