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

David Christopher, Organist

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

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.

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

Gallery Trumpets at Princeton University Chapel

 

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

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.

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