Welcome to the All Saints’ Music Ministry
For many years, our music program has enjoyed a well-earned reputation for excellence and innovation. The 2016-2017 season at All Saints’ Beverly Hills provides exciting opportunities to experience the intersection of music and spirituality.
On behalf of everyone involved in the Music Ministry, I warmly invite you to join us for all our special choral services and sacred concerts.
Dr. Craig Phillips
Director of Music
Telephone Extension: 112
Music Guild 2016-17 Season
Choir Information and Links
CHORAL SERVICES AND TAIZÉ
In addition to our Sunday morning services of Holy Communion at 10:00 a.m., the Choirs of All Saints’ Church offer a wide variety of meditative opportunities to worship amid the sacred sounds of the great choral music of all ages, from ancient plainchant to classic masterpieces to premieres of modern works.
EVENSONG & LESSONS AND CAROLS
Opportunities to experience the beauty of holiness within these quintessentially Anglican services. Evensong, or sung Evening Prayer, has, since the 16th century, provided a daily opportunity for stillness, meditation, prayer and praise in cathedrals, chapels, and great parish churches of England, and today is sung regularly throughout the Anglican Communion. The service of Lessons & Carols, as adapted over a century ago at King’s College, Cambridge, has become one of the most beloved services throughout the Anglican world. It s presented at All Saints’ in both it’s Advent and Christmas versions.
Meditative opportunities to experience the mystery of God’s presence in the Holy Eucharist amid the sacred sounds of some of the Christian tradition’s most mystical mass settings.
MEDITATION AND PRAYER IN THE STYLE OF TAIZÉ
Amid the glow of a candlelit sanctuary, these quiet, occasional Friday evening services are a popular, peace-filled way to relax into the weekend.
This worship tradition began many years ago in the ecumenical French monastic community called Taizé. Held at All Saints’ in the darkened, richly resonant space of our beautiful Church, where candle light and the parish icon of Christ create a warm and intimate resting place, our Taizé services provide an uncomplicated framework for quiet meditation, reflection, readings and music.
There is no sermon, and no celebration of the Lord’s Supper during a Taizé service. The experience finds its true meaning in the active participation of all assembled by focusing and deepening our faith through the power of prayer. Therefore, all are encouraged to participate as the Spirit moves them, whether that be in song, prayer, or quiet meditation.
Many of our modern efforts to satisfy personal needs involve seeking an endless array of entertainments. We have “busy” souls. The liturgy that has developed around the Taizé community is primarily for the worship of God, but it is also meant to quiet the soul. This quietness does not happen at once, but gradually during the worship. There is repetition in the words of the music, there are periods of silence, and the readings are read slowly – all so that a deep quiet may grow in our hearts. Then we may be still and be at peace in the Presence of God.
AprSunday, Apr 30, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Our All Saints’ Choristers (children’s choir) will once again lead our final Choral Evensong of the season in All Saints’ Chapel. The Choristers will sing Bairstow’s Evening Serving in E-flat, as well as Preces and Responses, written for them by our own Jason Klein-Mendoza. Invite a friend and join us for this special Evensong service…
JunSaturday, Jun 10, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Music: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Stabat Mater Dominico Gallo, Trio Sonata No. 3 Claudio Monteverdi, Venite sitientes Featuring: Sarah Parga & Elizabeth Ladizinsky, sopranos Susan Feldman & Janet Strauss, violins Suzanna Giordano-Gignac, viola Leif Woodward, cello Craig Phillips, organ Composed by the 26-year-old Pergolesi as he was dying from tuberculosis, the somber beauty of the “Stabat…
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