Holocaust-inspired music soars at St. Paul’s Church

Arts, Note Worthy | April 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, hosted the final installment of its series of “Five Fridays: Concerts for the Community” in this its eighth season April 5. The performers were a trio of musicians brought together by Astral Artists, the local organization that helps young musicians make the transition from conservatory student […]

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Baroque music is indeed ‘Brilliant’ at St. Martin’s Church

Arts, Note Worthy | April 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, hosted Valentin Radu and the Camerata Ama Deus in “Brilliant Baroque” on Friday, March 22. The concert drew an impressively large and enthusiastic audience that heard some of the finest playing I’ve experienced from Radu and his period musicians in several seasons. The program […]

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At Hill church, musical tribute to victim of Nazi barbarism

Arts, Note Worthy | March 13th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill will be a particularly busy musical venue this weekend. The Chestnut Street Singers will perform a concert entitled “Behind Closed Doors” Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m. The following evening at 7:30 p.m., Piffaro will present “Terpsichore,” a program featuring the music of Renaissance composer Michael […]

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Worthy successor to Hemenway now at St. Paul’s Church

Arts, Note Worthy | February 27th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, hosted a Choral Evensong Feb. 24 that served as an afternoon introduction to its new music director, Andrew Kotylo. In choral music by Searle Wright, Philip Radcliffe, Herbert Howells, George Dyson and Larry King, plus organ works by David Conte and Theodore Dubois, Kotylo gave the […]

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Significant musical events at two Chestnut Hill churches

Arts, Note Worthy | February 21st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Chestnut Hill will be a classical music lover’s paradise Sunday, Feb. 24. Both the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, will host musical events of great interest and import. Artists-in-residence at Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church, the Fairmount String Quartet will be joined by pianist Ken Lovett […]

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