In addition to being a vibrant community of faith, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, located in the heart of the Museum District, is one of Houston’s most beautiful and treasured concert venues. Anchored by the St. Paul’s Choir, which has earned national acclaim in the Anglican choral tradition, the church regularly presents recitals and concerts of solo instrumental and vocal, chamber, choral and orchestral repertoire.

The annual Lenten Recital Series is presented by the  St. Paul’s Chamber Music Society, whose generous donors have supported music at St. Paul’s for over 30 years. We remain profoundly grateful to so many, including those outside the Houston area and around the country, who stay close to St. Paul’s with their support from afar. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation or if you would like to receive notices about upcoming performances, please contact Dawn Uebelhart  (dawn@stpaulshouston.org) or Paul Gainey (paulgainey@sbcglobal.net).


2019 LENTEN RECITAL SERIES

Sponsored by the St. Paul’s Chamber Music Society | Free admission | Sanctuary

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Thursday, March 7, at 12:15 pm
Mercury Chamber Orchestra
St. Paul’s ensemble-in-residence, directed by Antoine Plante, playing double violin concertos by J. S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. Featuring soloists Jonathan Godfrey and Oleg Sulyga.



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Thursday, March 14, at 12:15 pm
Solo Artists from Houston Grand Opera
HGO Artists Yelena Dyachek, Lindsay Kate Brown, Jonathan Gmeinder, and Kyle Naig perform art songs, and music from Norma and Madame Butterfly.


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Thursday, March 21, at 12:15 pm
St. Paul’s Organists, Christopher Betts and Ben Kerswell
Music for two organists and two organs, featuring the grand Schantz organ, our delightful Oberlinger chamber organ, and the music of J. S. Bach, George Frideric Handel, and Edward Elgar.


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Thursday, March 28, at 12:15 pm
St. Paul’s Chamber Choir
Music for Lent and Holy Week - Thomas Tallis’ Lamentations of Jeremiah and anthems by William Byrd, Henry Purcell, Anton Bruckner and Pablo Casals.


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Thursday, April 4, at 12:15 pm
Robert Walzel, clarinet
Gerald Finzi’s Five Bagatelles, and music by Houston composers James Scott Balantine, Michael Horvit, Robert Nelson, and David Ashley White.


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Thursday, April 11, at 7 pm
Jeremy Filsell, piano and Erik Suter, organ
Franz Liszt’s Prelude and Fugue on BACH, Earl Wild’s Etudes on songs of George Gershwin, music by Francis Pott and Marcel Dupré, and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini.