In addition to a being a vibrant and diverse community of faith, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 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 as one of the pre-eminent proponents of the Anglican choral tradition, the church regularly presents recitals and concerts of solo instrumental and vocal, chamber, choral, and orchestral repertoire.
The Lenten Recital Series is presented under the auspices of 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 at 713-528-0527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All recitals take place in the St. Paul's sanctuary and begin at 12:15 p.m. They are free and open to the public.
The schedule of artists follows. For more information about this series and the artists, please see the St. Paul's Chamber Music Society webpage.
March 17. Tamer Edlebi (obie) in recital with Eliza Cheng (piano). Currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at Rice University, Edelbi has performed as a substitute with several major symphony orchestras.
February 11. Yvonne Chen (piano), Diane Zhang (violin), and Clare Monfredo (cello) offer piano trios from the Viennese Classical tradition: Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms.
February 18. St. Paul's Chamber Choir offers a program celebrating the effusive and joyous music of Giaocchino Rossini.
February 25. Vocal jazz quartet Cloudburst, "the next big thing on Houston's jazz scene."
March 3. Fiammante Piano Quartet, one of Houston's most exciting young chamber ensembles: Andrew White (piano), Lauren Hoang (violin), Andrew Lavelle (viola), and Nicholas Perkyns (cello).
March 10. Ken Cowan, organ professor at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, is one of North America's most sought-after organ recitalists. In this program, he and Dr. Paolo Bordignon, St. Paul's Music Director, explore the full resources of the church's 84-rank Schantz pipe organ.