Music Guild 2019-2020 Events
The Epiphany Music Guild (EMG) is pleased to announce its outstanding 2019-2020 season! Please join us for a season of great music performed by superb musicians in the musically ideal acoustic of the lovely Church of the Epiphany.
TBA: Epiphany Music Guild Member Appreciation Event
An Evening with Janene Lovullo
Grizabella in Cats; Fantine in Les Mis–these are only two of the roles in the repertoire of award-winning singer/actress Janene Lovullo. Janene will bring a program of Broadway favorites and great American standards in her first appearance at Epiphany. We will begin and end in the Bishop’s Hall with a reception to thank those who make our series of events possible through their generous donations. If you were a member of the Epiphany Music Guild last season or if you join the EMG before September 15 you will receive an invitation to this special event. For information on joining the Epiphany Music Guild, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choral Evensong is based on the services held daily in the medieval Church. The service as arranged in the Book of Common Prayer has been sung regularly since the sixteenth century. In Choral Evensong the choir sings on behalf of the congregation. This allows the congregation time to meditate and enter into deeper prayer through words and music. The congregation participates in the singing of the hymns, the Apostle’s Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer.
Please join Epiphany’s Parish Choir and Schola for this annual service in which we honor the lives of the faithful who have gone before us. Music will include the first West Coast performance of the 2019 revision of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in B minor by Jay Wilcox.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3, 6 PM
Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115, Johannes Brahms
Chris Stoutenborough, clarinet, joined by Iryna Krechkovsky, violin, Ross Gasworth, cello, and members of the Chamber Music | OC Pre-College Program will offer these two moving masterpieces, both of which were written near the end of their respective composers’ lives, in their full artistic maturity. After the concert, there will be an opportunity for those in the audience to meet the artists.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8, 5 PM
An Advent Service of Lessons and Carols
Epiphany’s Choirs will lead this annual service, which begins with the story of the fall of humanity, concludes with the Annunciation and Mary’s visit to Elizabeth, and tells in scripture and song of the prophecies of the coming of God’s Son, Jesus. Interspersed with, and providing musical reflections on, the lessons will be choral anthems and congregational hymns.
SUNDAY JANUARY 12, 5 PM
Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Epiphany
Every year, on Epiphany (if it falls on a Sunday), or on the First Sunday after Epiphany, we celebrate the feast for which our church was named with a service of Choral Evensong, led by Epiphany’s Schola. This service will include both a cappella choral music and accompanied congregational singing.
SUNDAY JANUARY 12, 6 PM
FutureReadyMusicians is an organization that supports music graduates as they begin their careers, helping them to create interactive and engaging programs. The talented musicians who will join us will play music of varying eras and styles in differing combinations of oboe/english horn, violin, viola, and cello.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9, 7:30 PM
A Service of Contemplation and Prayer in the Style of Taizé
Led by the Parish Choir, this quiet, meditative, and reflective service is patterned on the worship practices of the French monastic community at Taizé, which has drawn pilgrims from all countries and of all ages to its services. This service offers worshipers the opportunity to enter into a prayerful experience of God.
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 7:30 PM
Compline has liturgical antecedents that date back to the Fourth Century. It is a contemplative and richly beautiful service in which plainsong and renaissance polyphony combine to create an atmosphere of peace before the close of the day.
SUNDAY MAY 3, 5 PM
Combined Epiphany Music Guild and Red Door Vineyard Wine Adventure: Trio Céleste (Iryna Krechkovsky, violin; Ross Gasworth, cello; Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano)
Trio Céleste has been hailed as “the epitome of what chamber musicians should be.” It is our great good fortune to be able to present these consummate artists in a program consisting of the Piano Trio in Eb major, Op. 1, No. 1, by Ludwig van Beethoven, and the Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Admission is free to members of the EMG and the Red Door Vineyard; suggested donations for non-members are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for students. To ensure that there is sufficient food and wine, those who wish to attend are asked to make a reservation no later than Wednesday, April 29, by contacting email@example.com, or by calling (818) 991-4797, ext. 26.
SUNDAY MAY 31, 5 PM
Festival Choral Evensong for the Feast of Pentecost
Choral Evensong is a service of psalms, scripture, prayers, and beautiful music, all designed to help those present experience God in a profound way. This special Evensong celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit will be led by Epiphany’s Parish Choir and Schola.
SUNDAY MAY 31, 6 PM
Concert: City of Angels Saxophone Quartet (COASQ)
With a wide and varied repertoire and innovative programming, COASQ constantly seeks new ways to connect with audiences through commentary focusing on the human stories behind the music that they perform. COASQ has received multiple endorsements from the Southern California Consortium of Chamber Music Presenters for their ability to attract new audiences to classical music. Their program will include selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story.
Programmed musical selections are subject to change.