Date(s) - 05/21/2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
On Sunday, May 21 at 5 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will present “Song Ascending: The Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams.” This special concert will feature three soloists (including two parishioners), the parish choir, string quartet, and organ under the direction of Dr. Michael Monroe, Minister of Music. The four major works on the program were all originally written for orchestra, but will be heard in new arrangements by Dr. Monroe for quartet and organ.
The concert will feature Vaughan Williams’s violin romance, The Lark Ascending, featuring Susanna Monroe, violin soloist; Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, for organ and choir; the “Romanza” from Vaughan Williams’s tuba concerto, with Joe Wright, tuba soloist; and Five Mystical Songs, for solo and choir, with Nate Haywood, baritone soloist.
Nathan Skinner, music director of Boston’s historic Park Street Church, will be the guest organist for the program, which will last for about an hour. The concert is free admission; a voluntary offering will be taken to support the Bedford Community Table.