2016 Special Event: Bach by Candlelight

POSTPONED to Monday, March 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
due to weather

Bach by candlelight poster

In support of St. Paul’s House, a project with Habitat for Humanity, St. Paul the Apostle Parish will celebrate J. S. Bach’s 331st birthday in an all-Bach concert featuring organist Dr. Kevin Birch. He will perform on the church’s historic pipe organ, E. & G. G. Hook’s magnificent Opus 288 built for St. John’s in 1860, Birch will be joined by mezzo-soprano Marcia Gronewold Sly, French hornist Scott Burditt and cellist John Frankland. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated and will support St. Paul’s House.

The program includes the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; Fantasy and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537; the Chorale Prelude Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot’, BWV 678; the Toccata, Adagio and Fuga in C major, BWV 564; Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen from BWV 82; Wachet auf, rust und die Stimme, BWV 645; and Schafe können sicher wider from BWV 208.

From Kevin Birch: THANK YOU to all who contributed to the success of our Bach by Candlelight concert in support of St. Paul’s House – a Project of Habitat for Humanity and St. Paul the Apostle Parish. Together we raised $2,114.  I am particularly grateful to our guest performers, Marcia Gronewold Sly, Scott Burditt and John Frankland for their superb musicianship and generosity and to our wonderful (and large) audience!