Holiday Soirée – Sun. Jan. 3, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.

THE JOY CONTINUES …
Please join us this Sunday, Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m. to continue the holiday festivities with an evening of beautiful vocal and instrumental music.

CLICK HERE for a downloadable flier to share with friends.
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PERFORMERS
Ruth Bailis, mezzo-soprano
Tina Betz, contralto
Lauren Conrad, soprano
Kimberly Doucette, mezzo-soprano
Isabel Gray, soprano
Augustine Mercante, counter-tenor
Marian Stieber, soprano
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David Christopher, piano & organ
Melissa Brun, cello
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REPERTOIRE
Noel X: Grand Jeu et Echo by Louis-Claude D’Aquin
Geistliches Wiegenlied (Sacred Lullaby) … Brahms
Prayer from “Hansel & Gretel” … Engelbert Humperdinck
Maria’s Wiegenlied … Max Reger
Wiegenlied … Richard Strauss
L’hiver … Charles Koechlin (Gabriel Pierné)
See the Pretty Baby … Eugénie R. Rocherolle
My People … Ricky Ian Gordon (Langston Hughes)
Noel … Teresa Del Riego
Three Mystical Songs … Rowley
The Little Road to Bethlehem … Michael Head
Somewhere In My Memory (Home Alone) … John Williams
I Think It’s Going to Rain Today … Randy Newman
Jingle Bells … arr. Melissa Brun
 

FREE WILL OFFERING
FREE ACCESSIBLE PARKING
 
Proceeds benefit the Katherine Esterly Organ Fund
 
The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
719 N. Shipley Street Wilmington, Delaware 19801
www.SsAM.org | 302-656-6628

Organ Recital “By Request” – Sunday, April 10, 2016 – 3:00 p.m.

David Christopher, Organist

ORGAN RECITAL – Trinity Reno – June 3, 2016 – 12 noon

Trinity Reno Pipes Pipes on the River

Friday Noon Concert Series
Trinity Episcopal Church
Reno, Nevada

David Christopher, Organist

Friday, June 3, 2016 – 12:00 p.m

Click here to see a link to the specifications to Trinity’s Cassavant Organ

 

Trinity Reno Antiphonal

Antiphonal Division

 

ORGAN RECITAL – St. Patrick’s Cathedral – July 31, 2016 – 3:15 p.m.

St Patrick organ pipes

David Christopher, Organist

ORGAN RECITAL
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Sunday, July 31, 2016
3:15 p.m.

 

 

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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

VOCAL RECITAL – Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.

schubertiadeLauren Conrad, Soprano
Isabel Gray, Soprano
Marian Stieber, Soprano
Ruth Bailis, Contralto
David Christopher, Piano

MUSCIAL SELECTIONS
Alleluia … W. A. Mozart
Mélodies passagères … Samuel Barber
Lieder eines fahrenden Gelellen … Gustav Mahler

Lieder by Franz Schubert
     An die Musik
     Auf dem Wasser zu singen
     Ganymed
     Gretchen am Spinnrade
     Im Früling
     Lachen und Weinen
     Ungeduld

Chansons by Gabriel Fauré
     Après un rêve
     Les Berceaux
     Mandoline

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

NO ADMISSION
FREE PARKING

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

 

Workshops and Master Classes

VOCAL PEDAGOGY

David recently presented a customized series of four workshops on Vocal Pedagogy for students and faculty members at Rowan University.  Each session consisted of a lecture presentation interspersed with interactive work with singers in attendance.  See the fliers below for a list of topics covered.

Contact David to inquire about similar workshops or master classes.

WORKSHOP #1 – Vocal Terminology and Registrational Concepts
Vocal Pedagogy Session IWORKSHOP #2 – Reflexive Singing,  Understanding the Primary Vocal Response: Staccato and Messa di Voce

Vocal Pedagody Session IIWORKSHOP #3 – Vocal Poise: Breathing & Posture

Vocal Pedagogy Session IIIWORKSHOP #4 – Vowels, Resonance, Diction

Vocal Pedagogy Session IV

 

Evensong & Duruflé “Requiem” – Sun. Mar. 22, 2015 – 4:00 p.m.

Durufle, Requiem, Choral, SsAM, David Christopher, Organ

Maurice Duruflé

CHORAL EVENSONG
The SsAM Adult and Treble Choirs

MUSICAL SELECTIONS
   Solemn Prelude on a Theme by Thomas Tallis … Gerald Near
   Preces and Responses … Craig Phillips
   Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis … Derek Holman

   Requiem … Maurice Duruflé
        Philip Doucette, Guest Conductor
        Kimberly Doucette, Mezzo-Soprano
        Melissa Brun, Cello
        David Christopher, Organ