Experience the Arts at the Church of Saint Monica
Music at Monica’s Concert Series
Welcome to another season of music and arts here at The Church of Saint Monica. The Mission of the Music at Monica’s Series is one of musical outreach to the community – an ecumenical time to welcome all to our parish; to support outreach efforts of the parish; to support specific charitable endeavors as may be designated for specific concerts; and to provide a free or low-cost cultural option to the greater community. In that spirit, please know that all are welcome here. This series is completely supported by the “Friends of Music” and requires no financial support from the Parish. Please consider making a donation to continue the excellence in programming and outreach.
- The mission of the Music at Monica’s Series is one of musical outreach to the community – an ecumenical time to welcome all to our parish.
- Music at Monica’s exists to support outreach efforts of the Church of Saint Monica, and to support specific charitable endeavors as may be designated for specific concerts.
- Music at Monica’s exists to provide a free or low-cost cultural option to the greater community.
Music at Monica’s is intended to foster an atmosphere of “soft sell” evangelization. For centuries, the Church has played an important role in the cultivation and promotion of musical and artistic endeavors. Blessed John Paul, in his Letter to Artists, speaks of the epiphanies of beauty through which God speaks to human hearts, and how the arts are a medium of revelation in the world. Simply put, God speaks through beauty and music.
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2 November at 3 p.m.
The Pyxis Piano Quartet (piano, violin, viola, cello) returns to the series to present a concert of classical masterworks.
14 December at 3 p.m.
The Choir of Saint Monica Parish presents Lessons and Carols for Advent
The Advent Service of Lessons and Carols, which originated at King’s College, Cambridge, England, in 1934,
was composed by Dean Eric Milner-White (who, nine years earlier, had also been responsible for the more widely known Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve).
Based on Milner-White’s model, Advent Services of Lessons and Carols have been offered throughout Christendom for over seven decades.
The choral music of this liturgy is offered in the same way that the architecture and stained glass of this Church are offered.
It is finely wrought music that the musicians offer to God on behalf of the people of God.
Let the prayer and praise of the choirs become your own as you approach the presence of Almighty God.
4 January at 3 p.m.
Christmas with the Keystone State Boychoir
Under the director of Dr. Tony Leach, the Essence of Joy Alumni Singers of Penn State University will sing at the 5 p.m. Saturday anticipated Mass and the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass.
The weekend culminates with a concert of spirituals and gospel music on Sunday at 3 p.m.
8 February at 3 p.m.
A festive concert with the members of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Majestic music for brass with musicians Anthony Prisk, trumpet; Jeffrey Lang, Associate Principal Horn; Nitzan Haroz, Principal Trombone, with Jeffrey Uhlig at the piano.
A special invent concert not to be missed!
Saturday, 21 March at 8 p.m.
Period instrument ensemble La Fiocco will present a program entitled The King’s Theme: Bach’s Musical Offering and other royal delights.
Featuring countertenor Joseph Hill, artistic director & harpsichordist Lewis R. Baratz, baroque flute, baroque violin, viola da gamba, lute, and theorbo,
the program will include works by Emperor Leopold I, Elisabeth-Claude, Jacquet de la Guerre, Heinrich Biber, Henry Purcell, and J. S. Bach.
For more information visit www.lafiocco.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
19 April at 3 p.m.
The Princeton Singers
An Afternoon at the Opera with Jeffrey Uhlig and Friends
Sydney Mancasola, soprano William Davenport, tenor Dominic Inferrera, baritone Jeffrey Uhlig, piano
An Afternoon at the Opera Concert Program October 2013
Pianist Svetlana Smolina with cellist Adrian Daurov
Svetlana Smolina & Adrian Daurov Concert Program November 2013
A Child’s Christmas in Wales with the Princeton Singers
A Child’s Christmas with the Princeton Singers Program December 2013
Philadelphia Orchestra Concert Master David Kim, violin with Jeffrey Uhlig, piano
David Kim, violin & Jeffrey Uhlig, piano Program February 2014
The Essence of Joy Alumni Singers of Penn State University
Essence of Joy, May 2014
Soprano Chloé Moore and Baritone Markus Beam with Jeffrey Uhlig, piano