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.

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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 – 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.

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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

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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

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

 

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

Organ Recital – All Saints Rehoboth – Thurs. July 10 – 12:15 pm

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All Saint’s Episcopal Church
18 Olive Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
302 227-7202

Thursday, July 10 – 12:15 p.m.

FREE WILL OFFERING

Organ, Flute & Violin – Scenes from a Gallery – May 17

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Music for flute, violin and organ
Saturday, May 17,2014 | 7:30 p.m.

DAVID CHRISTOPHER, Organ
KIMBERLY REIGHLEY, Flute
LUIGI MAZZIOCCHI, Violin

O filii et filiae … Jean-François Dandrieu
Trio Sonata, BWV 1038 – J. S. Bach
Three Sketches for Organ – Craig Phillips
Divertimento – Charles Callahan
The Lark Ascending – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Go Down Moses … arr. Fela Sowande
Scenes from a Gallery – Craig Phillips

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

RECEPTION FOLLOWING

Free parking adjacent to the church
Suggested Donation: $15 at the door

Church Musician

David Christopher, The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, SsAM, Church Musician, Organist, Director of Music, Conductor, PeabodyDavid Christopher, MM, CAGO, has served as the Organist and Director of Music at The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) since April of 2001.  During that time, he has developed a rich, multi-cultural musical and liturgical program based in the Anglican tradition, but also incorporating Negro Spirituals, World Music, Chant, Gospel, Drumming and classical music from Renaissance to Contemporary. As a liturgical organist, David’s unique style of improvisation and service playing has served as the “glue” which holds together a liturgy embracing the music of many styles, cultures and faith traditions.

An excellent choral program at SsAM is led by the Adult Choir consisting of 20-25 singers with a core of eight professionals (The Choral Scholars).  A relatively new treble choir program for singers in 5th grade through young adults give singers extensive musicianship and vocal training through their participation in the SsAM Chorister Training Program (CTP), a customized version of the RSCM’s “Voice for Life” program.  Adult singers also have the option of participating in the Chorister Training Program.

Before coming to SsAM, David served as the Organist and Director of Music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in the Great Valley in Paoli, Pennsylvania, First Presbyterian Church in Newark, Delaware, and Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware. David received his undergraduate degree in keyboard and vocal performance at West Chester University, and recently completed  a graduate degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music as a student of Donald Sutherland.  Other notable organ teachers have included Harry Wilkinson, Robert Elmore and Alan Morrison.

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

The Adult Choir of the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew.

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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