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The Helen D. Schubert
Concert Series 2012-2013

Helen D. Schubert Concert Series
Visit the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Helen D. Schubert Concert Series website

All concerts are free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.

Free parking is available in the Cathedral Garage on the SE corner of Rockwell Ave. and East 9th St.

17 October 2012 Wednesday, 7:30 pm

Daryl Robinson (Houston, TX)
NYACOP Organ recital

Presented in collaboration with the local Cleveland Chapter, American Guild of Organists.

The American Guild of Organists promotes the highest level of organ performance through its annual National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP). From a series of preliminary rounds, three finalists were selected to compete at the July AGO National Convention in Nashville TN, where Daryl Robinson was awarded first prize. Mr. Robinson is a graduate of the Moores School of Music - University of Houston and serves as Music Associate/Organist for Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston.

A student of David Higgs, Robert Bates, Matthew Dirst, and Joby Bell, he was awarded a scholarship to the 2007 Summer Institute for French Organ Studies and won First Prize in the 2009 William C. Hall Organ Competition.

7 November 2012 Wednesday, 7:30 pm

Tenebrae (UK)

Nigel Short, Founder/Director

Tenebrae is a professional chamber choir, from Great Britain, founded by Nigel Short & Barbara Pollock. Often performing by candlelight, the choir creates an atmosphere of spiritual and musical reflection, where medieval chant & renaissance works are interspersed with contemporary compositions to create an ethereal mood of contemplation.

Its members are drawn from many distinguished choirs: the Monteverdi Choir, the choirs of Westminster Abbey & Cathedral, and King’s College Cambridge.

Many of Tenebrae’s singers have worked with leading vocal groups, including I Fagiolini, Tallis Scholars, Swingle Singers, and The King’s Singers. Contributing to the dramatic qualities of Tenebrae’s performing style are singers from Britain’s two major opera houses, Covent Garden and English National Opera.

30 November 2012 Friday, 7:00 pm

Daughters of St. Paul Choir (Boston, MA)

Sr. Bridget Charles Ellis FSP, Director
Christmas with The Daughters of St. Paul

The Daughters of St. Paul Choir is known for their fresh arrangements of time-honored classics. Their Christmas concerts communicate God’s extraordinary love for every person. Well-loved carols and holiday favorites combine a heartwarming collection of both lively and moving songs that celebrates the glory, wonder and joy of the Christmas season.

The Pauline Records division of Pauline Books & Media has sold nearly one million albums since the formation of the choir in 1988. Many are Angel Award-winning CDs, which have been, in whole or in part, written, produced, arranged, or directed by Music Director Sr. Bridget Charles Ellis FSP.

8 March 2013 Friday, 7:30 pm

The Broken Consort (Cambridge, MA)

Emily Lau, Artistic Director

The Broken Consort (Emily Lau, Camila Parias, Clare McNamara) was founded in 2010 by a group of graduate music students seeking to redefine the standard conception and presentation of early music. In three-seasons, the group has presented a variety of early music programs in Boston, Baltimore, and Vancouver.

TBC has performed and studied intensively with Sequentia, has appeared on ECAT-Boston, and is currently connecting and collaborating with some of the most exciting young and experienced musicians in the early music world.

With repertoire firmly rooted in the medieval period, TBC enjoys cross-programming with later music, including that by living composers. TBC’s 2012-13 season includes engagements in Atlanta, Cleveland, Phoenix, Tucson, and New York City.

6 April 2013 Friday, 7:30 pm

Schola Antiqua of Chicago

Michael Alan Anderson, Artistic Director

Since its founding in 2001, the Schola Antiqua has performed at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, the University of Chicago, the University of Notre Dame, the Chicago Cultural Center, and Chicago’s Newberry Library. The Schola performs and records on a regular basis.

The mission of the Schola is to promote an understanding of early liturgical music through: performance of musical repertory presented in the highest standards of professional musicianship; research into the primary sources of the repertory - medieval manuscripts dating from the ninth through fifteenth centuries; and education concerning this significant body of musical repertory through innovative programming and publications.

9 & 10 May 2013 Thursday & Friday, 8:00 pm


The Elizabeth Stuart Church Choir Festival Cosponsored by WCLV & the Cathedral of St John Broadcast live over WCLV FM104.9

The final rounds of the sixth annual WCLV JUBILATION Elizabeth Stuart Church Choir Festival, featuring 6 finalist Church Choirs from Northeast Ohio, will be broadcast live over WCLV FM104.9. The Festival/competition open to all church choirs in Northeast Ohio offers a grand prize of $1000 to the winning choir.

The goal of the competition is excellence in choral singing and diversity in styles. Repertoire includes not only western sacred classical music but also the tradition of gospel and other genres. Choirs will be judged on their expression, accuracy, technical ability, musicality and work as an ensemble.

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