We have a big weekend coming up here in Brookline and Cambridge on April 2nd and 3rd and I wanted to tell you all about it NOW so you can mark your calendars, arrange for babysitting, rent a car, book your flight, etc. That’s right, it’s THAT exciting.
On the evening of Saturday, April 2nd will be the annual Episcopal Church of Our Saviour Dinner and Auction. There will be drinks, a silent auction of all sorts of great items (curated with an assist from yours truly), dinner catered by the fantastic Lisa Shaw (she’s handling the food at our wedding, come to the auction for a preview) and a live auction by professional auctioneer Dan Smith. On offer will be everything from jewelry and Red Sox tickets to time in vacation homes, voice lessons, and private dinners catered in your home. It is always a great night and it is one of only two major fund-raising events of the year for the Parish.
The schedule is:
5:30pm Silent Auction 7:00pm Dinner 8:00pm Live Auction
Sunday, April 3rd at 3:00pm is a can’t miss performance by The Seraphim Singers. I’ve sung with this group for over a decade and this is probably the most exciting concert we’ve ever done. We’re doing the entire Bach St. John Passion with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music. We’ll be performing in the acoustically lovely St. Paul Parish in Harvard Square, home of the Boston Boy Choir, and also of the St. Paul Adult Choir, who will be joining us for parts of the Passion. A reception to meet the musicians will follow the concert.
Though I have had the opportunity to perform the St. John Passion several times in my life, this is the first time I have had the opportunity to perform as a soloist, so please, if you are available that afternoon, I urge you to attend. This is one of the monumental works of choral literature and should not be missed. If you have never come to one of my concerts before, this is the one to come to. If you have come to one before and never come to another again, don’t miss this one.
If you have any questions, please email me or Geoff. I’m making this post sticky so it stays at the top of the blog till April 4th. Please check under it for new postings.
Edit 3/15/11- I finally have the updated concert poster to post. Here it is: Updated St. John Passion Poster <– download me ! email me to your friends and loved ones!
3/15/11 Aaaaand, one more edit. Here’s a jpg of the poster if you want to see it in small scale before you download it. Enjoy.
Consider yourself invited!