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.

Crozier Concert: Lynne Davis

Internationally-renowned concert artist Lynne Davis, on the faculty of Wichita State University, plays Trinity’s annual Catharine Crozier Memorial Organ Concert. Followed by a reception sponsored by the Music Commission.

Extraordinary Young musicians at St. Paul’s, Eric Martz, pianist

The “Extraordinary Young Musician at St. Paul’s” for 2020 is Eric Martz. A senior at South Salem High School Eric excels in sports, academics and music. He is a member of the orchestra at South Salem High School, studies piano with Dorothy Grace Bernhard and is a member of the Grace Notes at St. Paul’s. He will play works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, and Claude Debussy on May 3rd. The service of Evensong will be sung by the St. Paul’s Men’s Evensong Choir at 4:00 p.m.

Spring Fireworks: Vocal Music of Handel & Purcell

Trinity Music ushers in spring alongside Portland Baroque Orchestra with the pomp & ceremony of Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Purcell’s Te Deum laudamus & Jubilate Deo. Don’t miss this latest chapter in our collaboration, featuring music and song fit for royalty!

Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults | Portland Baroque Orchestra | Sheherezade Panthaki,
soprano | Daniel Moody, countertenor | Kyle Stegall, tenor | Jesse Blumberg, bass
Dana Marsh (Indiana University and Washington Bach Consort), guest conductor

TICKETS: Available now at trinity-episcopal.org/music-series or call 503.478.1201

L’Ascension

Olivier Messiaen L’Ascension, played by Bruce Neswick, provides the framework for a sacred concert featuring sound and light, dance and art. Co-sponsored by the Trinity Arts Commission. Free to the public.

May Dudley Memorial Organ Concert, Zachary Duell, organist

The May Dudley Memorial Organ concert will be played by Salem native, Zachary Duell on April 5, 2020. Presently a masters degree candidate at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, he grew up at St. Paul’s, attended Sprague High School and Willamette University. A former student of Paul Klemme, Zachary now studies with Nathan Laube and is Director of Music/Organist at Our Lady of Victory/St. Joseph’s church in Rochester. Mr. Duell will play traditional works for the organ representing the long history of the organ and its repertoire. The St. Paul’s Trinity Choir will sing the service of Evensong which begins 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.