Concert Calendar

Saint Bede hosts many concerts each year.  We also welcome performances by non-parish groups.  Past concerts include the Vienna Boys Choir, King's Singers, Virginia Symphony, the USAF bands, and U.S. Army TRADOC bands.  Contact Aaron Renninger for information on using our facilities for a concert.  

 

All concerts are held in the Main Church Nave unless otherwise specified.

 

Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Join with the Youth Choir, Bell Choir, and Schola Cantorum of Saint Bede in this beautiful candlelit service of choral music, scripture readings, and traditional congregational hymns of the season.  In this hectic and chaotic time of year, set aside this hour to immerse yourself in the music of the season and prepare your heart and mind for the coming of Christ as an infant.

 

Virginia Symphony Holiday Brass

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM

The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony Brass section ring in the holidays with a blast!  Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays- featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections in an all-new program.  You'll enjoy music from a variety of styles that have made this concert a new holiday tradition!  Parking is limited, please consider carpooling.  Tickets can be purchased through the Virginia Symphony at www.virginiasymphony.org

 

Trinity Organ Series

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Noon

Celebrate the Christmas Season by traveling through music from around the world.  A few of the countries on your tour include Christmas carols of France, Germany, Poland, England, and Puerto Rico.  Hear arrangements of some familiar favorites and perhaps some music of a distant land.  Saint Bede director of music and liturgy, organist Aaron Renninger, will perform in this free concert.

 

Trinity Organ Series

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Noon

Soprano Katrina Keat and Saint Bede associate director of music, organist Carina Sturdy will present music from the Baroque period through the present for organ and voice. The Alternatim practice from the French Catholic Church, the lyrical settings of the Psalms from England, and the colorful sounds of the late French Romantic combine with a modern setting of the Magnificat to provide a whirlwind tour through the history of Sacred Song.

   Katrina L. Keat hails from Greenville, South Carolina, and is an active performer as both a soprano and conductor. She received her BA in voice from Benedictine College where she focused heavily on music from the Baroque. She co-founded her own ensemble, Benedictine Baroque, and performed such works as Leonardo Leo's Salve Regina and J. S. Bach's Jauchzet Gott. After the completion of her bachelor's degree, Keat began the pursuit of a conducting career, taking a position of Director of Sacred Music at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her primary focus was to bring large liturgical works of music back to their rightful place in the liturgy. While there, she conducted works such as Byrd's Mass for Five Voices, Haydn's Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, and Durufle's Requiem. Keat then pursued a master's degree in conducting at the University of Notre Dame where she studied conducting with Carmen Helena Tellez, and continued her vocal study with Deborah Mayer. While at Notre Dame, she conducted works such as Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and Campra's Requiem. She also conducted while simultaneously singing Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate. She also performed a recital of music for soprano and organ in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart along with Carina Sturdy. After having completed her studies, Keat became the Director of Music at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington, Virginia, where she continues to perform.

 

Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM in Kaplan Parish Hall

Join us for the 16th season featuring viola virtuoso, Adelya Lindsay.  Featured composers on this concert include works by Dvorak, Brahms, and others.

  Born in Russia, Adelya Lindsay moved to the U.S. to study as a scholarship student at Temple University in Philadelphia where she received her undergraduate and Master of Music degrees in viola performance.  She earned her Doctor of Music degree from Temple University in May 2019.  Adelya studied in the international studio of world-renowned professor Eduard Schmieder and Daniel Avshalomov of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music.  Currently, Adelya performs as principal violist and soloist with the California based ensemble, IPalpiti, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, and was recently a featured recitalist in New York’s Carnegie Hall as First Prize Winner of the American Protégé International Competition.  Since her first year at Boyer College, she served as permanent principal viola of the twice Grammy nominated Temple Symphony Orchestra. 

  Concert artists, adult players, and accomplished students interested in playing with the orchestra should contact the coordinator, Dr. Alice Lindsay, at tio@cox.net

 

Way of the Cross from Saint Sulpice

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Concert Organist Stephen Buzard will perform Meditations on the Stations of the Cross (Le Chemin de la Croix) by Marcel Dupre, longtime organist at Saint Sulpice, France.  This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the most significant and deeply spiritual musical works of the 20th Century. 

  Since the Middle Ages, Christians have meditated through both prayer and art upon Jesus' final journey to Calvary.  In 1931 the great French organist Marcel Dupre improvised a musical depiction of the Stations of the Cross as meditations on poems by Paul Claudel. Throughout the fourteen movements, Dupre weaves a rich theological tapestry symbolizing themes of Christ's Passion and musical motives.  Come for some respite in the darkened nave for this meditative performance of Dupre's music and Claudel's poetry.

 

Trinity Organ Series

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Noon

Organist Dr. Robert Gallagher, minister of music at River Road Church, Baptist in Richmond VA, will perform.  More information coming soon.

 

 

Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra

Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM in Kaplan Parish Hall

Join us for the season closing concert in the ever popular "Tribute to Youth".  This concert features violinist, Lydia Newton performing the Glazunov violin concerto in a minor with the orchestra. 

  Ms. Newton studies with renowned violinist, Charles Castleman at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida where she is a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar, Class of 2022.  Lydia has been a state winner in the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) and finalist at the MTNA National Conference in Texas.  Lydia has been awarded music education grants from the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation (2018) and The Performing Arts Consortium.  She has appeared as violin soloist with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Southeastern Louisiana University Chamber Orchestra.  Recent recitals include Hilton Head, SC “Young Artist Performances” concert series, and Charleston’s “Music Matters” series.

  Concert artists, adult players, and accomplished students interested in playing with the orchestra should contact the coordinator, Dr. Alice Lindsay, at tio@cox.net

 

Trinity Organ Series

Wednesday, June 3 2020 at Noon

Organist Daniel Sanez, director of music and liturgy at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond VA, will perform.  More information coming soon.

  Before his appointment at the cathedral, Daniel was director of music, organist, and choirmaster for the Church of Saint Catherine of Siena in New York City, associate director of music for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and assistant director of music at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown, D.C.
He has concertized throughout the United States ofAmerica, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany.
  Daniel is a graduate of Boston College where he studied organ and choral conducting. Daniel earned the Master of Music in Historical Performance at the prestigious Oberlin College Conservatory of Music where he studied organ, harpsichord, fortepiano, voice, and choral conducting. Daniel is a member of the New York City and Richmond Chapters of the American Guild of Organists, Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians, Organ Historical Society, Church Music Association of America, American Choral Directors Association, and National Association of Pastoral Musicians.

 


For additional information, email smaerz@bedeva.org or call the Music and Liturgy Office at 757-229-3631.

 

 

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