Candlelight Concerts 2015-16


unnamed-9Modern Musik: Risa Browder, violin & John Moran, cello
The Inventive Johann Sebastian Bach
Sunday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Works for violin and cello, including solos and inventions, played by violinist Risa Browder and cellist John Moran.
St. Mary’s Schola offers music of the German Baroque and Schubert as prayers for Compline.

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Marina Chamasyan, piano
Sunday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor
St. Mary’s Schola offers music of Franco-Flemish composers Arcadelt, Willaert and Bourgeois for Compline.

 Mark DuerMark Duer, baritone, Doug Poplin, cello, and Jacob Roege, violin
Sunday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Herbert Howells’ seldom performed “By the waters of Babylon” for baritone, organ, violin and cello and Gerald Finzi’s settings of Thomas Hardy poems for baritone and piano.
For Compline St. Mary’s Schola offers music of English Tudor composers Tallis, Gibbons, and Philips.

DSC_0017-2St. Mary’s Choristers: Benjamin Britten Ceremony of Carols
Sunday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Choristers offer their annual performance of Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
accompanied by harp in this delightful reimagining of medieval carols.
The Men of St. Mary’s Schola offer prayers sung to plainchant and fauxbordon for the service of Compline.

WSaxQNEWWashington Saxophone Quartet
Sunday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The Washington Saxophone Quartet – “WSaxQ” – celebrates 40 Years of Making Music Together with “First to Last.” The first American work for saxophone quartet by Caryl Florio from 1879; “Pieces for Saxes” (1983) by Belgian composer Andre Waignein; “At Peace in the City” (2014) from Englishman Jeremy Dibb; and, a premier of a beautiful new work “Slant of Light” by Scott Solak, written for WSaxQ.

For Compline St. Mary’s Schola sings prayers composed by composers of the United States including Frank Ferko, Robert Lehman and Gregory Hooker.

 DSC_0343Matt Gabay, organ
Sunday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Associate Organist, Matthew Gabay, will present seasonal works of contemporary composers followed by lesser-known, but exquisite gems of J. S. Bach and Louis Vierne.
St. Mary’s Schola offers music by 19th century German composers Rheinberger and Mendelssohn for the service of Compline.

Bradley KingChoral Tenebrae, Bradley King, Director
Sunday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Rising Music Star Bradley King directs an a cappella ensemble in the service of Tenebrae for Holy Week. Tenebrae takes the place of both the Candlelight Concert and Compline for this evening.

 kyle 2015Kyle Ritter, organ
Sunday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Kyle Ritter, of All Souls Cathedral, Asheville, North Carolina, and Minister of Music at St. Mary’s from from 1994-2002, will play a program in celebration of Andrew Merrow’s leadership at St. Mary’s and the history of the organ which was installed in 1998. Mr. Ritter will play the Fanfare on Psalm 81 by John Cook which was played at the dedication of the organ in 1999; Meditation on Divinum mysterium by Samuel Hunter composed in honor of The Reverend Andrew T.P. Merrow for thirty years of ministry at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church; Hymne d’Action de Grâce: Te Deum by Jean Langlais (1907-1991) and the first piece to be heard on the organ – Easter Day, April 12, 1998; and pieces by Charles-Marie Widor and Georg Böhm.

3ae98ccdSt. Mary’s Presents Broadway and Beyond
Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Talented St. Mary’s Parishioners offer musical celebrations from Broadway and beyond.
St. Mary’s Schola sings the prayers of Compline to plainchant interspersed with organ improvisations by Gregory Hooker.