Music by Baroque legends coming to two Hill churches

Note Worthy | September 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Although the majority of the structures in Chestnut Hill were built during the 19th and early 20th centuries, Philadelphia’s “village on the hill” has become one of the venues-of-choice for many of the region’s period instruments ensembles that specialize in the pre-1800 century repertoire. Tempesta di Mare Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, Piffaro: the […]

Read More >

Music recitals upcoming at St. Paul’s Church on Hill

Note Worthy | September 5th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso With Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, just behind us, it’s not too soon to think about the resumption of the classical music scene in Chestnut Hill. Although it may be a relatively small zip code within Greater Philadelphia, many of the region’s most devoted supporters of classical music call Chestnut […]

Read More >



New St. Paul’s music director cements music’s place in church liturgy

Note Worthy | July 31st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The position of director of music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, carries with it responsibilities that go beyond the parish’s particular boundaries within the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. St. Paul’s music director plays an integral part in one of Greater Philadelphia’s finest Sunday liturgies. He or she also directs one […]

Read More >

Vocal Arts endowment skyrockets from $3 million to $36 million

Arts, Note Worthy | July 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso James McDowell, president and artistic director of Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts, has announced the school’s 2019-20 season of performances. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” (“The Marriage of Figaro”), Gaetano Donizetti’s “La favorite” and Giuseppe Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” (“The Masked Ball”) will be performed in fully staged productions […]

Read More >



Anthem at St. Martin’s recalls seven tragic deaths

Arts, Note Worthy | June 12th, 2019 | 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 year Sunday afternoon, June 2, with a performance of a provocative score by Joel Thompson. The work, sung as the anthem at the Offertory, was “The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” and it turned out […]

Read More >