EVENSONG and ORGAN RECITAL – Sunday, Oct. 4 – 4:30 p.m.

7017482799_2fa4d83acd_cSunday, October 4, 2015
4:30 p.m.

The St. Cecilia Girls Choir
The SsAM Adult Choir
Robert Dicks, Organist
David Christopher, Director of Music

The Rev. David T. Andrews, Jr., Officiant

MUSICAL SELECTIONS
Preces and Responses … Malcolm Archer
Psalm 1 … Ivor Algernon Atkins
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D … A. Herbert Brewer
Ubi caritas … Maurice Duruflé
Jubilate in B flat … Charles Villiers Stanford

amarillo II ORGAN RECITAL
David Christopher, Organist

     Fanfares … Calvin Hampton
     Schübler Chorales … J. S. Bach
          Wo soll ich fliehen hin
          Meine Seele erhebet den Herren
          Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter
     Carillon de Westminster … Louis Vierne

RECEPTION FOLLOWING
FREE WILL OFFERING
FREE PARKING ADJACENT TO THE CHURCH

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF SAINTS ANDREW AND MATTHEW
719 N. Shipley Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
For more details, call the church office at 302-367-6550

DE ChoralArts – CONCERT Sat. Nov. 21, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

TWO ROADS
Musical Nostalgia from Different Cultures

TWO ROADSFROSTIANA
…. Music by Randall Thompson
…. Poetry by Robert Frost

GOD’S TROMBONES
Seven Negro Sermons
…. Music by Roy Ringwald
…. Words by James Weldon Johnson
Joshua Martin and Tina Betz, Narrators

Also featuring
JUBILATE DEO … Henry Purcell
Gus Mercante, Countertenor
Katherine Soukup, Trumpet

Gods TrombonesDelaware ChoralArts
David Christopher, Music Director and Conductor
Robert Kennan, Pianist

Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
719 N. Shipley Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

For more information and tickets, visit www.delawarechoralarts.org or call Joan Nipe at (856) 376-3113

ORGAN RECITAL – Princeton University Chapel – Oct. 8 – 12:30 p.m.

After Noon Concert Series
Princeton University Chapel

David Christopher, Organist, Princeton University Chapel, Organ, Recital, Concert, SsAM, Peabody Conservatory, Peabody Institute

Princeton University Chapel

David Christopher, Organist

Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 12:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the organ.

Trumpets, David Christopher, Organist, Concert, Recital, Peabody

Gallery Trumpets at Princeton University Chapel

 

Photos

David Christopher, Organist, Conductor, Director of Music, SsAM, The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, Musician, Conductor, Peabody Conservatory

 

David Christopher, Conductor, 4th of July, City of Wilmington, Delaware Symphony, Musician, 1812 Overture, Peabody Conservatory

Conducting the 1812 Overture at the Riverfront in Wilmington for the 4th of July!

David Christopher, Organist, Director of Music, SsAM, The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, Conductor, Peabody Conservatory

Reception following Evensong to celebrate 10 years as music director at SsAM!

David Christopher, SsAM, Carnival Sunday, Musician, Conductor, Director of Music, Organist, Peabody Conservatory

Carnival Sunday 2014

David Christopher, Organist, Conductor, Director of Music, SsAM, Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, Wilmington, Delaware, Obama, Biden, Peabody Conservatory

With Barack Obama and Joe Biden!

David Christopher, Organist, St. Andrews, Amarillo, Musician, Conductor, Texas, Music Director, Peabody Conservatory

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Amarillo, TX

David Christopher, Barbara Govatos, musician, organist, conductor, SsAM, Wilmington, Delaware, Peabody Conservatory

With Barbara Govatos (left) and Madeline Bolden Johnson (center)

David Christopher, Organist, Amarillo, Texas, Musician, Conductor, Peabody Conservatory

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Amarillo, TX

David Christopher, Organist, Peabody Conservatory, SsAM, Conductor, Musician

The Peabody Organ department following a recital at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, MD

David Christopher, Organ, Recital, Reno, Nevada, Musician, Conductor, Peabody Conservatory, Concert

Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno NV

Conductor

David Christopher, Conductor, Music Director, Delaware Symphony, 4th of July, Musician, OrganistAs a conductor, David has built a varied and highly successful history as an interpreter of choral, orchestral and stage works. He has served as associate conductor for OperaDelaware where he made his opera conducting debut to critical acclaim in The Gondoliers (Gilbert & Sullivan), conducted Die Fledermaus (Strauss), and served as assistant conductor for numerous productions.  Other operatic credits include Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), The Merry Widow (Lehar), La Traviata (Verdi),  Savitiri (Holst), The Tender Land (Copland), Carmen (Bizet), The Nightingale (Stravinsky), as well as most of the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire.

David Christopher, Duke Ellington, Sacred Concert, City of Wilmington, Conductor, Music Director, SsAM, Musician, OrganistThrough his association as conductor for the City of Wilmington, David has served as conductor and music director for the All-American Tribute Orchestra as part of the annual 4th of July Celebration in Tubman-Garrett Park at the Riverfront in Wilmington.  On several occasions he has conducted concerts featuring the sacred music of Duke Ellington (featuring jazz orchestra, soloists, chorus and dancers) in collaboration with Tina Betz and the City of Wilmington as part of the DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington.

David is also the current artistic director of the Delaware ChoralArts (DCA), a position he has held since 2005.  Recent major oratorio and choral credits include Ein deutsches Requiem (Brahms) with DCA and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra,  Messiah (Handel), Grand Mass in C (Mozart), Holocaust Cantata (McCullough), Chichester Psalms (Bernstein), Judas Maccabaeus (Handel),  Lux Aeterna (Lauridsen), and Requiems by Durufle, Faure and Rutter.

David Christopher, Wilmington Children's Chorus, Conductor, Music Director, Artistic Director, Choir, MusicianAlso a recognized leader in training children’s voices, David founded The Wilmington Children’s Chorus in 2002 in collaboration with the Mayor of Wilmington’s Office of Cultural Affairs and The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew. Now a multi-cultural ensemble with over 140 children and staffed by some of the area’s finest music educators, The Wilmington Children’s Chorus has become one of the premiere children’s choirs in the region.

Contact

David Christopher, Organist, Musician, Conductor, SsAM, Wilmington, Delaware, Peabody Conservatory

David Christopher, Organist and Director of Music
The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM)
710 N. Shipley Street
Wilmington, Delaware
302-656-6628 (church phone)

DAVID CHRISTOPHER

Currently, Organist and Director of Music at The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (www.SsAM.org) and Conductor of Delaware ChoralArts (www.DelawareChoralArts.org) in Wilmington, Delaware, David Christopher has an active career as conductor, organist, church musician and voice teacher.  Born in Philadelphia and raised in southern Delaware, David received his undergraduate degree in vocal performance at West Chester University and recently completed  a graduate degree in organ performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Known for his keyboard skills, understanding of the singing voice, and skill with the baton, David’s passion for teaching and facility for communicating ideas of interpretation, technique and artistry brings a unique perspective to the many aspects of his musical career.

CLICK HERE to see a list of upcoming performances.

Delaware ChoralArts
Conductor and Artistic Director
www.DelawareChoralArts.org


The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
Organist and Director of Music
www.SsAM.org