Former GFS student musician now conducting Mozart opera

Note Worthy | August 24th, 2017 | 1 Comment

By Michael Caruso Come Thursday, Sept. 24, Philadelphia will become the center of the operatic world. Opera Philadelphia will open its Festival 2017 that evening in the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater with the world premiere of “Elizabeth Cree.” Then, for the next 11 afternoons and evenings, the Festival will perform four more operas and offer […]

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PA Girlchoir hires its first full-time music director

Note Worthy | August 18th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Michael Caruso The Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Youthchoirs (CY) has chosen Melissa Keylock as the first full-time music director of the Pennsylvania Girlchoir (PG). The girls’ choir partners with the Keystone State Boychoir (KSB) to form the Commonwealth Youthchoirs. PG’s home base is the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill (PCCH). The church’s […]

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Great music and art married at Settlement Music School

Note Worthy | August 11th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Michael Caruso When students at the Germantown branch of Settlement Music School return for lessons Tuesday, Sept. 5, they’ll enter a facility that has undergone extensive renovations and additions during the past decade. Branch director Eric Anderson, of Glenside, explained that the property at 6128 Germantown Ave. that forms the central core of the […]

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44 members of Chestnut Hill choir off to London Friday

Note Worthy | July 20th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Michael Caruso Zachary Fritsch-Hemenway, 44 members of the choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill and 21 relatives and friends are set to depart for London Friday, July 21. They will spend the next 10 days singing and sight-seeing in one of the world’s greatest cathedrals located in one of the world’s […]

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Chestnut Hill maestro will conduct Phila. Orchestra

Note Worthy | July 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Michael Caruso In quick succession, Chestnut Hill Maestro Cristian Macelaru will conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra in two concerts at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Fairmount Park. The ensemble’s conductor-in-residence will lead the Philadelphians Tuesday, July 25, in “Space Odyssey” and Wednesday, July 26, in the “People’s Choice” program. Both concerts begin […]

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St. Martin’s musical act triumphant on the road

Note Worthy | June 16th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Michael Caruso Erik Meyer, Parker Kitterman and the Choir of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, took their musical act on the road Sunday, June 11. Joined by the parish’s rector, the Rev. W. Jarrett Kerbel, they sang Choral Evensong in the Episcopal Cathedral of Philadelphia at 38th & Ludlow Sts. in […]

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Superb music by composer who died in plane explosion

Note Worthy | June 8th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Michael Caruso The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, celebrated its final Choral Evensong of the liturgical season Sunday, June 4, the Solemnity of Pentecost. Music director Erik Meyer led the parish choir in Edward Bairstow’s elegant setting of Psalm 104, David Hogan’s setting of the traditional “Magnificat” and “Nunc Dimittis,” and Gerald […]

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