Germantown’s Settlement Music School director retiring

Note Worthy | June 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Close on the heels of the departure of Zachary Hemenway from his position as music director of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, another major Northwest Philadelphia musical institution is losing its helmsman. After seven years as the branch director of Settlement Music School’s Germantown Branch, Eric Anderson of Glenside is […]

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‘River Music’ flows into Chestnut Hill church

Note Worthy | May 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, brought its 2017-18 season of concerts to a close Sunday afternoon, May 20. The concert, entitled “River Music” and comprised of works by Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach, was performed at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill. The originally scheduled venue had […]

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Final musical event for St. Paul’s Church director

Note Worthy | May 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, hosted its final Choral Evensong of the season Sunday, April 29. The event served to mark three milestones: it was the Fifth Sunday of Eastertide, it was the culmination of the Church’s annual Festival of Three Choirs, and it was the final Choral Evensong for Zachary […]

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Baroque ‘greatest hits,’ “Carmen’ and Roman treasures

Note Worthy | May 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Valentin Radu and the Camerata Ama Deus performed “Sparkling Baroque” Friday, April 20, in the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill. The program featured music by Corelli, Leclair, Vivaldi, Marcello and Tartini. The concert drew an audience that wasn’t large in size but that responded to the playing with enthusiasm. The […]

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Hemenway shines in final Evensong at St. Paul’s

Note Worthy | April 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, marked the third Sunday of Easter with a Choral Evensong led by parish music director Zachary Hemenway and featuring the parish’s Adult Choir and Michael Smith accompanying at the Church’s Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. Smith is the music director at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh. With Hemenway […]

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Largest audience in ‘Five Fridays’ history at St. Paul’s Church

Note Worthy | April 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Two of Philadelphia’s most potent musical forces joined arms Friday evening, April 13, to present one of the season’s most memorable concerts. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, hosted the final of its “Five Fridays” of fundraising recitals. The performers were four recorder players from Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia’s leading baroque period […]

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