Special Musical Events at St. Michael’s

Piano Recital August 8, 2009 – 3:00-4:00PM

Featuring Christopher Scott Aitken, playing music by Beetoven, Chopin, Khachaturian, Joplin, and many more.

Voice Workshop September 19, 2009 – 1:00-4:00PM

Led by music director Dr. Marguerite Mullée. Open to public.

Songs of Creation October 4, 2009 – 4:00PM

A concert featuring St. Michael’s choir. Celebrate creation with sacred and secular compositions by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Rossini, Palestrina, Britten and others. This concernt was in conjunction with our annual Fete and Faire, and all donations for the free will offering went to the Little Guild of St. Francis as part of St. Michael’s gift of money raised during the Fete and Faire.

Fauré’s Requiem November 1, 2009 – 4:00PM

A concert of Requiem by Gabriel Fauré presented by St. Michael’s Festival Choir, a combination of our church choir and singers from the community. Also featuring Joy Plaisted, harpist.

St. Michael’s Candlelight Service for Advent Sunday, December 8 – 4:00PM

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church presented Candlelight Lessons and Carols on December 6, beginning at 4pm. Lessons and Carols is a beloved English tradition featuring readings from Scripture and exquisite choral music of the centuries – a wonderful mix of classical pieces and Advent carols and hymns. The public was welcome to this wonderful event with free-will offerings only.

St. Michael’s Church, illuminated by candles, provided a beautiful sacred space for this very special service. A prelude of seasonal organ music was followed by the Great Responsory, and the Procession with carols. Seven lessons are then depicted, most of them prophetic. The direction of the service traditionally flows from darkness to light, focusing towards the coming of Christ. Each lesson is followed by a choral piece sung by the St. Michael’s choir and an Advent Hymn, in festal arrangements for Organ, Congregation and Choir. Readers were members of St. Michael’s Parish, including children from the church school.

A Meditation on the Lenten Season March 21, 2010 – 4:00 pm

Lenten readings, poetry and sacred music—featuring St. Michael’s choir—were part of a new and special program to help visitors reflect on the season of Lent.  This concernt was open to the public with a free-will offering. You can read some thoughts on this lovely program from Mother Jenni, posted on our blog here.