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Music in a Great Space, the concert series at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, presents its 2018-2019 concert season, which includes the following performances:

  • Friday, October 5, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.: The Jade Piano Trio
  • Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Camerata presents Homeward Bound  (Ticketed Concert)
  • Sunday, December 16, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Camerata presents Among Angels  (Ticketed Concert)
  • Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Camerata presents Music of the Spheres  (Ticketed Concert)
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.: Amici Musicae Leipzig Choir and Orchestra present Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor
  • Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.: Chanticleer presents Then and There, Here and Now 40th Anniversary Program  (Ticketed Concert)
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Camerata and Chatham Baroque present Handel’s Messiah  (Ticketed Concert)
  • Friday, April 26, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.: Organist John Walker, co-sponsored with the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh and the American Guild of Organists
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Camerata presents Britain and Beyond: Folksongs of the British Isles  (Ticketed Concert)

Concerts presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Camerata require tickets which may be purchased online in advance at www.pittsburghcamerata.org or at the door. Chanticleer tickets cost $35 each and may be ordered through the Shadyside Presbyterian Church office. For all other concerts, no tickets are necessary; donations will be accepted and appreciated.

Previous presentations of Handel’s Messiah and Chanticleer have drawn capacity crowds. Securing tickets in advance is strongly encouraged.

For more information on the Music in a Great Space series, call 412-682-4300 or visit www.shadysidepres.org.

In addition, the church welcomes the community to the following music-filled events, which are also free and non-ticketed:

  • Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.: Messe Solennelle in C-sharp minor, by Louis Vierne, presented by the Shadyside Chancel Choir
  • Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.: A Service of Lessons and Carols, featuring the Shadyside Chancel Choir
  • Monday, December 24, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, with an extended choral and orchestral prelude at 7:40 p.m. featuring the Shadyside Chancel Choir with orchestra
  • Friday, April 19, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.: Good Friday Evening of Music and Readings, featuring the Shadyside Chancel Choir
  • Sunday, April 21, 2019, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.: Easter Services of Worship, featuring the Shadyside Chancel Choir, organ, brass, and timpani

Finally, candlelight vespers during Advent and Lent feature the Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir:

  • Wednesdays in Advent at 7:00 p.m.: December 5, 12, and 19, 2018
  • Wednesdays in Lent at 7:00 p.m.: March 6, 13, 20, and 27, April 3 and 10, 2019

Shadyside Presbyterian Church is centrally located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s university district, just a few blocks away from the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. The church is situated on the corner of Amberson Avenue and Westminster Place, only one block off Fifth Avenue. Free on-street parking is available surrounding the church. The church is wheelchair-accessible.

The Music in a Great Space concert series is a memorial to Lydia Schulze Saul, made possible by a generous act by her son, William E. Saul, upon his death in 1995 — a wonderful and lasting legacy.

Music in a Great Space, the concert series at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, presents its 2018-2019 concert season, which includes the following performances:

  • Friday, October 5, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.: The Jade Piano Trio
  • Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Camerata presents Homeward Bound  (Ticketed Concert)
  • Sunday, December 16, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Camerata presents Among Angels  (Ticketed Concert)
  • Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Camerata presents Music of the Spheres  (Ticketed Concert)
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.: Amici Musicae Leipzig Choir and Orchestra present Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor
  • Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.: Chanticleer presents Then and There, Here and Now 40th Anniversary Program  (Ticketed Concert)
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Camerata and Chatham Baroque present Handel’s Messiah  (Ticketed Concert)
  • Friday, April 26, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.: Organist John Walker, co-sponsored with the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh and the American Guild of Organists
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Camerata presents Britain and Beyond: Folksongs of the British Isles  (Ticketed Concert)

Concerts presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Camerata require tickets which may be purchased online in advance at www.pittsburghcamerata.org or at the door. Chanticleer tickets cost $35 each and may be ordered through the Shadyside Presbyterian Church office. For all other concerts, no tickets are necessary; donations will be accepted and appreciated.

Previous presentations of Handel’s Messiah and Chanticleer have drawn capacity crowds. Securing tickets in advance is strongly encouraged.

For more information on the Music in a Great Space series, call 412-682-4300 or visit www.shadysidepres.org.

In addition, the church welcomes the community to the following music-filled events, which are also free and non-ticketed:

  • Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.: Messe Solennelle in C-sharp minor, by Louis Vierne, presented by the Shadyside Chancel Choir
  • Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.: A Service of Lessons and Carols, featuring the Shadyside Chancel Choir
  • Monday, December 24, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, with an extended choral and orchestral prelude at 7:40 p.m. featuring the Shadyside Chancel Choir with orchestra
  • Friday, April 19, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.: Good Friday Evening of Music and Readings, featuring the Shadyside Chancel Choir
  • Sunday, April 21, 2019, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.: Easter Services of Worship, featuring the Shadyside Chancel Choir, organ, brass, and timpani

Finally, candlelight vespers during Advent and Lent feature the Shadyside Strings, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Girls Choir:

  • Wednesdays in Advent at 7:00 p.m.: December 5, 12, and 19, 2018
  • Wednesdays in Lent at 7:00 p.m.: March 6, 13, 20, and 27, April 3 and 10, 2019

Shadyside Presbyterian Church is centrally located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s university district, just a few blocks away from the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. The church is situated on the corner of Amberson Avenue and Westminster Place, only one block off Fifth Avenue. Free on-street parking is available surrounding the church. The church is wheelchair-accessible.

The Music in a Great Space concert series is a memorial to Lydia Schulze Saul, made possible by a generous act by her son, William E. Saul, upon his death in 1995 — a wonderful and lasting legacy.

What: Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Cathedral of St. Patrick, 1621 Dilworth Road E, Charlotte, NC, 28203

Tickets + Info: Please contact the church at 704.334.2283 or visit StPatricks.org

Program:

Praeludium in g minor BWV 149  Dieterich Buxtehude  (1637-1707)

An Wasserflussen Babylon BWV 653 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Toccata et Fuga in D minor (Dorian) BWV 538 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

 Sechs Fugen Uber den Namen Bach Op. 60, No. 5  Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Prelude for Organ in F Major Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)

Sechs Fugen Uber den Namen Bach Op. 60, No. 6   Robert Schumann

Dust and Shadow  Judith Shatin  (b. 1949) **Commissioned by Gail Archer, Fall, 2017** 

Elegy Mary Howe (1882-1964)

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott Op. 27 Max Reger (1873-1916)

 

About Gail Archer:

Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor, and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Messiaen.  Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008; Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” of classical music and opera.  Her recordings include her September 2017 CD A Russian Journey,  The Muse’s Voice, Franz Liszt:  A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent GeniusAn American Idyll, A Mystic In the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). Ms. Archer’s 2018 European tour took her to France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Slovak Republic, the Ukraine, and Poland. She is the founder of Musforum, www.musforum.org an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work.  Ms. Archer is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she conducts the Barnard-Columbia Chorus and is a member of the faculty of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. She serves as director of the artist and young organ artist recitals at historic Central Synagogue, New York City.

What: Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert

When: Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Cathedral of St. Mary, 100 W 21st Street, Cheyenne, WY, 82001

Tickets + Info: Please contact the church at 307.635.9261 or visit StMaryCathedral.com.  

 

Program:

Praeludium in g minor BWV 149  Dieterich Buxtehude  (1637-1707)

An Wasserflussen Babylon BWV 653 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Toccata et Fuga in D minor (Dorian) BWV 538 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Sechs Fugen Uber den Namen Bach Op. 60, No. 5  Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Prelude for Organ in F Major Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)

Sechs Fugen Uber den Namen Bach Op. 60, No. 6   Robert Schumann

Dust and Shadow  Judith Shatin  (b. 1949) **Commissioned by Gail Archer, Fall, 2017** 

Elegy Mary Howe (1882-1964)

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott Op. 27 Max Reger (1873-1916)

 

About Gail Archer:

Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor, and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Messiaen.  Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008; Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” of classical music and opera.  Her recordings include her September 2017 CD A Russian Journey,  The Muse’s Voice, Franz Liszt:  A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent GeniusAn American Idyll, A Mystic In the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). Ms. Archer’s 2018 European tour took her to France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Slovak Republic, the Ukraine, and Poland. She is the founder of Musforum, www.musforum.org an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work.  Ms. Archer is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she conducts the Barnard-Columbia Chorus and is a member of the faculty of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. She serves as director of the artist and young organ artist recitals at historic Central Synagogue, New York City.

What: Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert

When: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

Where: Congregational Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT, 06119

Tickets + Info: Please contact the synagogue at 860.233.8215 or visit cbict.org

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