Eric Plutz: Vierne’s Organ Symphonies

Eric Plutz: Vierne’s Organ Symphonies

In honor of the sesquicentennial of the birth of the great French organist-composer Louis Vierne, Princeton University organist Eric Plutz comes to Portland on his North American tour, playing Vierne’s six organ symphonies over two nights.

An afternoon of Sacred Jazz, Deanna Witkowski Trio

Noted jazz pianist, Deanna Witkowski makes her third appearance at St. Paul’s on June 7. A leader in composing jazz music for the church, Deanna hails from New York City where she frequently guests at churches and concert halls. She brings her own trio to St. Paul’s to perform original sacred jazz music and lead the service of Evensong at 4:00 p.m.

Foundry Village Concert and Silent Auction

The people of St. Luke’s, Grants Pass invite you to join them for a concert with Lasana Kanneh and silent auction and raffle to raise funds for Foundry Village, a transitional housing project.

Lasana Kanneh is a nationally recognized gospel artist.  He has been blind since birth in his native Liberia.  He found a powerful tool in music.  His songs of faith, hope and restoration are deeply moving and uplifting.

The evening will include a silent auction and a raffle of a handmade quilt representing tiny homes.  One hundred percent of the money from the auction and raffle will be used for the development of the Foundry Village. Foundry Village is designed to provide short-term housing for the area’s homeless with case management assistant, job and educational training, substance abuse and mental health counseling, and connecting with aid organizations.

The concert will be on Saturday, March 7 at 6:30 pm (doors open at 5:30) at Bethany Presbyterian Church.  Tickets are available at Grants Pass Daily Courier.  $15 presale and $18 at the door.

Christopher Atzinger, Pianist

A piano recital with works by J. S. Bach, Johannes Brahms and Franz Liszt will be presented by Dr. Christopher Atzinger on March 1st. The St. Paul’s Chamber Singers will sing the service of Evensong at 4:00 p.m.
Praised in Gramophone for his “abundant energy, powerful fingers, big sound and natural musicality,” pianist Christopher Atzinger has performed in Austria, Germany, England, Italy, France, Spain, and Canada in addition to performances throughout the United States highlighted by concerts in New York at Carnegie Hall (Weill), New York University, St. Paul’s Chapel, Liederkranz Hall; in Chicago at the Dame Myra Hess Series and PianoForte Salon Series; and in Washington, D.C. at the Phillips Collection.

Second Wind “Fun-Raiser”

Second Wind was born from the desire of four former members of the highly-successful McKenzie River Band. This four-piece acoustic group will take you on a journey from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and from Alabama to the Eagles. Also enjoy songs from the McKenzie River Band and new originals.

This “fun-raiser” benefits the social outreach programs of All Saints Episcopal Church in downtown Hillsboro. Enjoy wine, beer, beverages and desserts (for an additional charge). Make an evening of it! Dine at one of the great restaurants nearby and join us for a memorable and musical event!

Tickets are $10 each (or $80 for a reserved table for 8), and may be purchased at brownpapertickets.com. For more information, or to buy during church office hours, contact Steve DeSanctis at (503) 648-2514 or email office@allsaintshillsboro.org.

Trinity Vespers: Organ Recital & Evensong

Liturgical music on the First Sunday of every month, sung by the cathedral choirs. Free & open to the public, regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof).
4:30 pm / Organ Recital: Brink Bush (St. Anne’s Church, Salem, Massachusetts)
5 pm / Evensong for the Feast of the Presentation with Chamber Singers

Learn more at trinity-episcopal.org/evensong

Fabulous Four-Hand Piano Duo

Concert of piano music by long-time Oregon State University faculty members Angela Carlson and Rebecca Jeffers. They share their musicianship and inspration in a lively concert of music for four hands at one piano.

New Year’s Eve Concert

With an array of Portland-area artists, including Pacific Youth Choir and bagpiper Mark Mullaney. All proceeds benefit Trinity Outreach.

Yule Be Merry Concert

A Christmas season concert with merry music, poetry, and a yule log at Grace Memorial, Portland.

They will also be honoring Mark Bosworth in the blessing of beautiful new candlelight torches for the aisles at Grace Memorial.