Music Guild Concert: To Music!

Date: Sunday, May 22
Time: 5 pm
Location: Church

The opening concert of a long series of music organized by the Music Guild will take place on May 22. Named “To Music,” the concert is inspired by Saint Cecilia, the ancient patron saint of music.

Epiphany Choir and staff singers Erika Chang (soprano), Zachary Finkelstein (tenor), Gregory Lewis (baritone), Tyler Morse (countertenor), and Linda Tsatsanis (soprano) will be joined by noted Seattle performers Naomi Kato (harp), Henry Lebedinsky (harpsichord), Ingrid Matthews (violin), and Nathan Whittaker (cello).

The program

  • “Jubilate Deo” by Henry Purcell, composed for Westminster Abbey’s 1694 St. Cecilia’s Day celebration.
  • “Nine German Arias” by George Friderick Handel, composed during Handel’s stay in Italy, 1724–7.
  • “Phoenix” by Peter Hallock, the Seattle composer’s story of the mythological bird that is cyclically regenerated from the ashes of its predecessor.
  • “To Saint Cecilia” was composed in 1958 by the noted Pulitzer and Emmy award winner Norman Dello Joio.

The concert will be followed by a reception in the Great Hall. Please join us and bring your friends!

Free admission—free-will offering at the door.