‘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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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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Sacred choral music spiritually uplifting at Hill venue

Note Worthy | November 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The past two Sunday afternoons, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, offered local music lovers the rare opportunity of hearing two glorious examples of sacred choral music in excellent performances. The first featured the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, under the direction of acting artistic director John Leonard, singing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece, the “All-Night […]

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