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

WCC Holiday Concerts – Dec. 6, 12, 13, 2014

Wilmington Children's Chorus, Christmas Concert, Kimberly Doucette, Philip Doucette, David Christopher, SsAM, The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, Wilmington, Delaware


I am delighted to accompany the

Wilmington Children’s Chorus
HOLIDAY CONCERTS

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Candlelight Concert in Rehoboth
Our tour choir performs a preview of the Candlelight Holiday Concert at All Saints’ Church in Rehoboth, Delaware.  Freewill offering to benefit the chorus.  Contact All Saints’ Church 302-227-7202 for more information.

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Annual Candlelight Holiday Concert
There’s no better way to get in the holiday season! The ensembles of the WCC celebrate the holidays in the stellar setting of First and Central Presbyterian Church. WCC performs music of the season from around the world and the audience joins in singing traditional carols. Join us afterwards for some treats and our annual “Candlelight Shop” where you can find some unique gifts. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.  Click here to purchase tickets and DVDs on-line.

Visit the Wilmington Children’s Chorus website at
http://www.wilmingtonchildrenschorus.org

Delaware Valley Chorale – Sat. May 10, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.

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David Christopher, Conductor
David Hearn, Organ

Come, Ye Sons of Art… Henry Purcell
Hear My Words … C. H. H. Parry
Three Part Songs … Arthur Sullivan
Jubilate Deo … Benjamin Britten
Blest Pair of Sirens... C. H. H. Parry

Lauren Conrad Giza, Soprano
Augustine Mercante, Countertenor
Daniel Moody, Countertenor
Bill Gross, Baritone

With the SsAM Choral Scholars
and select trebles from the Wilmington Children’s Chorus

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

For tickets, visit www.delawarevalleychorale.org
or call Lisa Nichols at 302 740-2410.

$20 adults | $15 seniors (60+) & students | $10 children under 12
FREE PARKING adjacent to the church

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.

Click here to visit the SsAM website.

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 II

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