On Sunday, April 30, Sherman Hesselgrave will join Hannah in delighting us with two piano/organ duets for his final Sunday as interim! Make sure you don’t miss the prelude–a piano duet arrangement of Bach’s famous Sheep May Safely Graze (for Good Shepherd Sunday!)–or the postlude–another well-known Baroque work called the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba. Sherman also specially picked out an anthem for the choir (to be sung at communion) that is meaningful to him, with words by the poet e.e. cummings. We have been so blessed to learn from Sherman and be introduced to new hymns and styles that he has acquired from his varied church positions. We’ll miss his steady presence and humor.
Ensemble Boulanger, led by Co-Artistic Directors Hannah Brewer and Emma Riggle (a fellow Episcopalian musician) will present a piano/vocal recital at St. Michael’s on Friday, May 12 at 7pm. The Circle of Pauline Viardot will explore the life and work of composer and mezzo-soprano Pauline Viardot-Garcìa (1821-1910) and her artistic circle, including music by Frédéric Chopin, Maria Malibran, Gabriel Fauré, César Franck, and Viardot herself. You can also hear Hannah play piano on All Classical’s Thursdays @ Three TODAY (April 27) on 89.9 KQAC FM to advertise another of her upcoming musical performances.