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.
During the year Bishop Michael Hanley visits the various congregations that make up the Diocese of Oregon. Visitation times are known to change so please contact your congregation or the diocesan office for specific details.
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.
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.
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.
The Boston Camerata comes to St. Paul’s to present the medieval play of “Daniel” on February 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. A ticket is required for this performance. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1444 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97302, M-TH, 9-4pm or call 503-362-3661, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Once again the church will be transformed into a theater with lights, costumes and music. The Old Testament prophecies of Daniel, a young captive in corrupt Babylon, will ring forth. This stunning, contemporary new production by Artistic Director, Anne Azéma, is one of the greatest musical plays from the French Middle Ages. Accompanied by early instruments the ensemble will be joined by some of St. Paul’s singers both young and mature.
The Boston Camerata is an early music ensemble based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its was founded in 1954 by Narcissa Williamson at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as an adjunct to that museum’s instrument collection. The Camerata incorporated as an independent nonprofit in 1974. It was directed from 1969 to 2008 by Joel Cohen, who remains active as Music Director Emeritus. Since 2008 the company’s artistic director has been French-born singer and scholar Anne Azéma. A regular subscription series is offered to Boston-area residents, as well as tours in the United States and abroad. In 2011, Camerata was in residence in Reims, France contributing five programs of medieval French music to the 800th anniversary celebration of the Reims Cathedral.
Camerata’s numerous recordings on various labels include programs on Harmonia Mudi, Erato, Telefunken, and Warner Classics. Among the ensemble’s awards are the Grand Prix du Disque (1987) for a medieval version of the Tristan and Iseult legend.
Gian Carlo Menotti’s miracle operetta “Amahl and the Night Visitors” will be staged in the main church at St. Paul’s on January 4 at 7 p.m. and January 5 at 4 p.m. There is no service of Evensong.
This child-friendly 50-minute operetta tells the story of a poor crippled boy and his mother who greet the three kings on their way to meet the Christ child During the king’s visit the boy is healed and joins them on their quest.
Two pianos and two oboes accompany this musical gift to the community of Salem. The church will be transformed into a theater with lighting and special costumes. Mikaela Starr plays the part of Amahl and Brook Brooks plays the part of the mother. David Nelson, Barry Nelson and Sean Brooks take on the role of the three kings with Ray Phipps playing the part of the page. Written in 1951, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” was the first operetta to be broadcast live on television.
The entire music ministry program at St. Paul’s will be featured as they lead a service of “Advent Lessons and Carols” on December 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
There is no service of Evensong this day. Dr. Paul Klemme will lead the service from the Gabriel Kney pipe organ at St. Paul’s. A brass and string ensemble will join forces with the St. Paul’s Ringers and all of the vocal choirs in this service of carols interspersed with lesson readings appropriate for the season of Advent.
A special arrangement of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” written by choir member Walt Farrier will be presented.
Find Special Gifts at Holiday Craft Fair
• When: Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, from 10AM to 5PM
• Where: 1525 Glen Creek Road NW
• Who: Prince of Peace Episcopal Church
Salem, Oregon: Prince of Peace Episcopal Church invites you to discover that very special handmade gift at the Homestyle Holiday Craft Fair on Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, from 10AM to 5PM. Prince of Peace is located at the corner of Glen Creek Road and Parkway in West Salem.
“Crafters of all kinds are coming together to sell at this fair,” affirms Cindy Nielsen, the Prince of Peace Coordinator. “Not only do we have holiday wreaths, including other handmade Christmas decorations and quilts fashioned by Prince of Peace Crafters but we also have an assortment of jewelry, paper crafts, ceramics, wood crafts, stained glass and much more.”
Prince of Peace is excited to offer this opportunity to bring together handcrafters and customers. Prince of Peace has been in West Salem since 1990 and serves people from many backgrounds and many needs not only through religious services but also through donations to disaster relief funds, Union Gospel Mission, St Francis Shelter and the Spring Break Lunch Program. Prince of Peace also donates funds and volunteer time to Marion Polk Food Share and a Core Community Garden Program for low income families. We are a growing and vital congregation and are looking for assistance in our growth from the community we serve.