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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Nationally acclaimed choir coming soon to Hill twice

Note Worthy | June 2nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Although the regular 2016-17 concert season has come to a conclusion, and most summer season concerts haven’t begun, local lovers of contemporary choral music have a special festival to look forward to. Donald Nally and The Crossing are set to present their 8th annual “Month of Moderns” later this month. Performances are […]

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Hill church: dazzling young composer of 1,000 pieces

Note Worthy | May 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, celebrated Choral Evensong Sunday, May 7. The service continued the marking of Eastertide as well as continued the parish choir’s preparation for its summertime residency in England. Music director Erik Meyer prefaced at the pipe organ the afternoon’s choral singing with a finely voiced […]

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