Located in the heart of the Museum District, St. Paul’s is one of Houston’s most beautiful and treasured concert venues. The St. Paul’s Chamber Music Society regularly presents recitals and concerts of solo instrumental and vocal, chamber, choral and orchestral repertoire.
As a non-profit organization, St. Paul’s Chamber Music Society thrives solely on donations. Society donors—many of whom live outside the Houston area yet stay close to St. Paul’s with their support from afar—have bolstered music at St. Paul’s for over 30 years. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation and/or receive notices about upcoming performances, please contact St. Paul’s Music Office at (713) 528-0527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 LENTEN RECITAL SERIES
Sponsored by the St. Paul’s Chamber Music Society | Free admission | Sanctuary
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.
Thursday, March 14, at 12:15 pm
Solo Artists from Houston Grand Opera
HGO Artists Blair Salter, Yelena Dyachek, Lindsay Kate Brown, and Kyle Naig perform art songs, and music from Norma and Madame Butterfly.
Thursday, March 21, at 12:15 pm
St. Paul’s Organists
Christopher Betts and Ben Kerswell play the music of J. S. Bach, Pietro Yon, and Edward Elgar, and feature both the grand Schantz organ and the delightful Oberlinger chamber organ in George Frideric Handel’s Organ Concerto in F.
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.
Thursday, April 4, at 12:15 pm
Robert Walzel, clarinet
Robert Walzel plays Gerald Finzi’s Five Bagatelles, and compositions for clarinet by four Houston musicians: James Scott Balantine, Michael Horvit, Robert Nelson, and David Ashley White.
Thursday, April 11, at 7 pm
Jeremy Filsell, piano & Erik Suter, organ
*Note: this is an evening performance.
Internationally renowned performers, Jeremy Filsell and Erik Suter, present a varied program, including Franz Liszt’s Prelude and Fugue on BACH, Earl Wild’s Etudes on themes
by George Gershwin, and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, arranged for piano and organ.