From our Concert Coordinator, Susan Wescott:
What a busy year we’ve had in the concert business! During Season Two of the Moseley Memorial Music Series, our Moseley Music Team presented 17 events in 9 months. To all our Moseley Friends, supporters and volunteers, I thank you for attending our events and for providing financial support. These efforts help ensure continuation of this outreach to our community. To our Hospitality Ministry volunteers and online sign up facilitator Kirsten Herrscher, I am grateful for the lovely Second Sunday receptions, wonderful fellowship, and delicious treats.
Although we have two more events to close out our current season, occurring on June 20th and July 4th, we are already looking ahead to Season Three:
• On September 11, I know you will want to join the Parish Choir and St. Thomas’ Pipe Band at a Memorial Evensong for the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, sponsored by and honoring our local veterans, DAR Chapter, Boy and Girl Scouts of America and first responders, in which we will remember all victims of terrorism.
• On October 9, we welcome again the Houston Ebony Opera Guild for a program featuring some of the most thrilling and best loved moments from opera, musical theater and the American Songbook.
• A spooky new experience for STE will come on October 30 with the silent movie: Phantom of the Opera, accompanied with organ improvisation by Daniel J. Fenn on our magnificent Schoenstein organs. By all means, do come in your Halloween costume!
• On second Sundays on November 13, February 12, and March 12, we are featuring organ concerts by our own Grant Wareham, Theodore Davis of Baltimore, MD, and Thomas Gaynor of Rochester, NY, respectively.
• The Houston Brass Band, STE Pipe Band and Parish Choir will premiere a newly commissioned piece by one of our finest living musicians at our Christmas Concert on December 18. Composer Philip Wilby and lyricist Ian McMillan are working now to complete this exciting new work.
• On January 15, you will want to support one of our talented parishioners, Pedro Funes, when he brings Les Touches Viol Consort for a concert of early music.
• On Mother’s Day, May 14, we are planning a special Jazz Concert with the quintet of Dennis Dotson (aka Houston’s Godfather of Jazz), trumpet, saxophone, and rhythm players. Bring your mom or adopt a mom to treat with wine and cheese, roses and chocolate – and maybe a dance. Babysitting will be provided.
• Finally, we are excited to welcome Bach Society Houston on June 1 for a concert of major motets prior to their trip to perform at BachFest in Leipzig, Germany.
We especially welcome young musicians to our concerts: it’s a chance to hear and interact with world-class musicians, and kids 18 and under can always attend for free!
Check ste.church/music on the web for the most current information (we’ll be adding more information about each event over the summer); you will also be able to purchase tickets (not all events require tickets) or make donations there beginning August 1.
I hope you will save these dates and join us for another exciting year of concerts, brought to you and the community by St. Thomas’ Moseley Memorial Music Series!