Experience the Arts at the Church of Saint Monica
Welcome to another season of music and arts here at The Church of Saint Monica. The Mission of the Music at Monica’s Series is one of musical outreach to the community – an ecumenical time to welcome all to our parish; to support outreach efforts of the parish; to support specific charitable endeavors as may be designated for specific concerts; and to provide a free or low-cost cultural option to the greater community. In that spirit, please know that all are welcome here. This series is completely supported by the “Friends of Music” and requires no financial support from the Parish. Please consider making a donation to continue the excellence in programming and outreach.
- The mission of the Music at Monica’s Series is one of musical outreach to the community – an ecumenical time to welcome all to our parish.
- Music at Monica’s exists to support outreach efforts of the Church of Saint Monica, and to support specific charitable endeavors as may be designated for specific concerts.
- Music at Monica’s exists to provide a free or low-cost cultural option to the greater community.
Music at Monica’s is intended to foster an atmosphere of “soft sell” evangelization. For centuries, the Church has played an important role in the cultivation and promotion of musical and artistic endeavors. Blessed John Paul, in his Letter to Artists, speaks of the epiphanies of beauty through which God speaks to human hearts, and how the arts are a medium of revelation in the world. Simply put, God speaks through beauty and music.
Thank you for an amazing season!
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The 2012-2013 Season
This past season’s events…
21 October at 3 p.m. The Three Tenors with Jeffrey Uhlig, piano
The 2012-2013 Concert Season opens with a fantastic vocal collaboration of pianist Jeffrey Uhlig’s Three Tenors: Cody Austin, Michael Gallant and William Davenport as they present a tour de force program of vocal literature, spanning from opera to Broadway. Free-will offering. A reception catered by Carlino’s Specialty Foods follows on the Church Plaza.
The Three Tenors Concert Program
9 December at 4 p.m. The Keystone State Boychoir
The incomparable Keystone State Boychoir returns to set the season with Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols among other favorite choral works for Advent. Harpist Jordan Thomas joins the boys for this special event concert. Free-will offering.
The Keystone State Boychoir Program
13 January at 3 p.m. Distinguished Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra
Distinguished Philadelphia Orchestra Members Juliette Kang, Associate Concert Master; David Cramer, Associate Principal Flute; Jeffrey Lang, Associate Principal Horn, accompanied by pianist Jeffrey Uhlig on the Steinway piano, will present a varied program of classical literature to benefit the outreach charities of the Parish. Suggested minimum offering of $20.
Distinguished Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra Concert Program
10 March at 3 p.m. The Pyxis Piano Quartet
The Pyxis Piano Quartet, Saint Monica’s new ensemble-in-residence, Meredith Amado, violin; Amy Leonard, viola; Jie Jin, cello; Hiroko Yamazaki, piano; performs during Sunday Worship and later in an afternoon concert. Free-will offering.
Pyxis Piano Quartet Concert Program
21 April at 3 p.m. Russian Concert Pianist Svetlana Smolina
“…and the pianist thoroughly deserved the audience’s unrestrained praise.” – CGM London
We close the concert season by welcoming acclaimed concert pianist Dr. Svetlana Smolina, the Samuel Barber Artist-In-Residence at West Chester University. Recent notable solo appearances with orchestras include Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fischer, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France, Odessa and Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. Free-will offering.
Svetlana Smolina Concert Program