Concerts and Special Services

Choral Masses

One Sunday a month, 11:15 a.m., Historic Church
Choral Masses enrich our offering of praise and help us to meditate in a different way upon the great texts of the Communion service.

Nov. 17: Mozart, with the St. David’s Singers and chamber orchestra.
Bishop Kai Ryan’s first visit to St. David’s

Dec. 15: Mozart with choir and chamber orchestra

Psalmes and Songes from 1535 Concert Series

Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., Historic Church
The series continues on Feb. 20 and June 25, 2020.
These concerts celebrate the forthcoming first-ever reissue of Myles Coverdale’s “Goostly Psalmes and Spirituall Songes.” The book, which consists of translations of early Lutheran hymns, was banned after its publication and survives in only one copy. For this new edition, St. David’s Organist and Associate Music Director, Eric Mellenbruch, has corrected mistakes and made annotations throughout.

7 p.m. Pre-concert lecture with Eric Mellenbruch

7:30-9 p.m. Parish Choir performs Goostly Psalmes and Spirituall Songes

“Eric Mellenbruch has carefully worked through the collection, presenting a fascinating glimpse into the shifting religious landscape of the early sixteenth century,” said Dr. Russell Schulz, retired Professor of Liturgical Music at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest and a noted hymnal editor. 

The free concerts feature German choral works in the serene Renaissance style, as well as organ settings from the rich and colorful 17th-century North German tradition. Mellenbruch plays the organ alongside the St. David’s Parish Choir directed by St. David’s Director of Music, Dr. David Stevens.

Admission: free and open to the public

Advent Midday Music

Thursdays Dec. 5-19, noon, Historic Church
Free 30-minute concerts by community and St. David’s musicians, with lunch available afterward in Café Divine.

Dec. 5: Eric Mellenbruch, organ

Dec. 12: Shana Norton, harp

Dec. 19: Voices of St. David’s

Advent Lessons and Carols

Sunday, Dec. 8, 11:15 a.m., Historic Church
The children’s and youth choirs, with St. David’s Singers, lead this musical service. Lessons and Carols is a beautiful and beloved part of this season of preparation.