2023-2024 MUSIC GUILD EVENTS
In early 2020, the EMG was informed that it had been named the Best Non-Profit Organization in Oak Park. We are deeply honored that our work to bring great music to our community has been recognized!I
Member Appreciation Event: Pacific Duo
Last year, we were treated to a wonderful concert by the two young guitar virtuosi of the Pacific Duo, Nolan Harvel and Garrett Podgorski, and they are back with another exciting program of solos and duets spanning from the Baroque period to the present day! The two are the winners of many individual guitar competitions, and together they won first prize in the Thomas M. Osborne Concerto Competition in April 2022. Those who contributed to the EMG between August 1, 2022, and July 31, 2023, are automatically invited, and those who join the EMG before September 15, 2023, will receive invitations to this event and the festive reception that follows.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 4 PM
Seraphour: Spirit and Light
From the Renaissance to present day with music from the old and new world, the women of Seraphour celebrate Spirit and Light. With works by Sungji Hong paired with Taverner and a new setting of “Veni Creator,” this program offers a sublime window into the eternal and divine. Come and experience the ensemble that Fanfare calls “meltingly beautiful.” There will be a simple reception after the concert to greet the artists.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 3, 4 PM
An Advent Service of Lessons and Carols
This service tells a story of God’s work through history through scripture, anthems, and congregational song. It begins with the story of the fall of humanity, continues through the prophets assuring God’s people of God’s love and promising a coming Messiah, and concludes with the Annunciation and Mary’s joyful song of praise. Epiphany’s Parish Choir and Schola lead this service.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2024, 4 PM
Oak Baroque: Baroque Rarities
The players of Oak Baroque return with a fascinating program of Bach’s Partita in Bb, BWV 825, Telemann’s “Gulliver’s Travels” Suite for Two Violins, rarities for cello by Domenico Gabrielli and Francesco Maria Zuccari, and American premieres of recently-discovered works by Roberto Valentine and an anonymous composer. There will be a simple reception after the concert to greet the artists.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 7 PM
Compline is a contemplative and richly beautiful service that brings the day to a peaceful close. Liturgically and musically, Compline reached its apex during the Tudor era, when composers like Byrd and Tallis created music for Compline that has been described as “more divine than human.” Using glorious Tudor-era music, our service will be sung, entirely a cappella, by the Epiphany Schola.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 7 PM
A Service of Contemplation and Prayer in the Style of Taizé
In the 1940s, a monastic community in Taizé, France, created a new form of prayer service that was designed to be ecumenical and non-denominational. Brief, easy songs are repeated to create a meditative atmosphere, and are interspersed with readings and silence to encourage contemplation. Led by the Parish Choir, this quiet, reflective service is patterned on the worship practices at Taizé. This service offers worshipers the opportunity to enter into a prayerful experience of God.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 4 PM
Combined Epiphany Music Guild and Red Door Vineyard Wine Event
A Decade of Brilliance: Trio Céleste's Spectacular 10th Anniversary Celebration at Church of the Epiphany!
Trio Céleste has pushed the boundaries of chamber music, redefining the art form with their exceptional virtuosity and passion. Their world-wide performances have won hearts and accolades from music enthusiasts and critics alike, and this coming 2023/2024 season marks their 10th consecutive appearance performing at the Church of the Epiphany. Join us as they offer an extraordinary selection of their “greatest hits” - timeless masterpieces that have not only shaped their artistic journey, but have also been cherished by you, our beloved audience, throughout the past decade in our sanctuary. The program will include masterworks of Beethoven, Dvorak, and Mendelssohn, and will be a musical celebration like no other!
A discounted admission of $10 is available for members of the EMG and the Red Door Vineyard; suggested donations for non-members are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for students. To ensure that there is sufficient food and wine, those who wish to attend are asked to make a reservation no later than Wednesday, April 17, by contacting [email protected], or by calling (818) 991-4797, ext. 26.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 4 PM
Choral Evensong: Epiphany Parish Choir and Schola
The upsurge in popularity of Choral Evensong has led an Oxford University researcher to study how and why this service meets the varied needs of those who attend. Is it the beauty of the music? The quiet, reflective atmosphere? The evocative language and rhythm of the liturgy? Or maybe it is the mystery and wisdom, the possibility of peace, meditation, and spiritual enrichment; a space for anonymity – a time to “lighten the darkness”? Answer these questions for yourself by joining us for this timeless service, led by Epiphany’s Parish Choir and Schola.
Programmed musical selections are subject to change.