‘Towering command’ by St. Paul’s parish music director

Note Worthy | January 16th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany, Sunday, Jan. 12, with a service of Lessons & Carols. Parish music director Andrew Kotylo presided over a program of organ and choral music that was expertly chosen and artistically performed. Kotylo’s task was to choose choral selections that complemented […]

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Taking flight and Crossing into new year at Hill church

Arts, Note Worthy | January 3rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Micahel Caruso Donald Nally and The Crossing presented their annual “The Crossing @ Christmas” choral concert Dec. 20, 21 and 22. The first performance took place at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia; the second was sung in the Fuentiduena Chapel of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Cloisters in New […]

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Audience of 500 thrill to adult/children choir on Hill

Note Worthy | December 27th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, celebrated the Third Sunday of Advent with a service of Lessons & Carols Sunday afternoon, Dec. 15. A congregation of upwards of 500 people heard parish music Andrew Kotylo lead the combined choir of adults and children and organist Emily Amos in traditional carols and choral […]

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Beloved music director at St. Martin’s leaving in January

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

by Michael Caruso The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, hosted its 33rd annual “Advent Procession” Sunday, Dec. 8. Readings from the Old and New Testaments were enhanced by the singing of seven choral works by the parish’s Adult Choir led by music director Erik Meyer. The choral pieces included two “Advent Responses” by […]

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Little-known Baroque composer featured at St. Paul’s

Note Worthy | December 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, presented the first performances in its “Artist Recital Series” on Saturday, Nov. 23 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, and Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. in the Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia. The program featured the music of Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750). Four […]

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Choral evensong at St. Paul’s Church this Sunday

Note Worthy | November 20th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, will mark the closing of the current liturgical year with a Choral Evensong celebrating the “Feast of Christ the King” Sunday, Nov. 24, 4 p.m. Herbert Murrill’s setting of the traditional texts of the “Magnificat” and “Nunc Dimittis” will be the central choral works of the […]

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