Trendafilka in Concert
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Trendafilka in Concert

We're thrilled to announce that Trendafilka will perform a live concert at All Saints' Episcopal Church in River Ridge on Sunday, December 2nd, 7-8pm.

Admission is by sliding scale donation of $10-$20, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

About Trendafilka:

Trendafilka is a modern exploration of European polyphonic traditions. Founded in New Orleans in 2016, the group grew out of a common desire for group singing as well as a collective fascination of culture and ancient traditions. Trendafilka, named after the ancient Bulgarian word for wild rose, draws repertoire from specific areas of Europe - such as the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Eurasian Steppe - that hold rich cultural traditions of polyphonic singing.

Polyphony, from Greek polyphōnos ('many voices') is a style of music that has been found throughout the world since ancient times. Predating Western harmony, polyphonic music is archaic, yet still present to this day, and nearly-universal, occurring on nearly every continent on Earth. Often referred to as 'textured' and 'horizontal,' the style of singing is non-hierarchical: all voices represent relatively independent and equally important melodic lines within the song, rather than assigning some voices to dominate while others support. A "lawful coexistence" of vocal lines, polyphonic music requires the performer as well as listener to perceive multiple independent melodies as they simultaneously occur.

In Trendafilka's performances, songs from Bulgaria, Serbia, Latvia, Ukraine, Georgia, and the Roma diaspora are represented in 3, 4, and 5 distinct vocal lines. Dissonances and harmonies weave and swell throughout each song as common human themes are explored: grief, love, loss, jokes, and magic. Shifting between styles with ease, the singers work to blend their eleven unique voices into one unified sound, creating a musical tapestry greater than the sum of its original parts.

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Beer and Hymns
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Beer and Hymns


ALL ARE WELCOME!

Seekers, Doubters, Believers, Christians, Atheists, HumanistsYoung, Old, Lawyers, Theologians, Strange Minister Types......

WE’RE TELLING YOU – EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!

So if you think you might like to sing some favorite hymns over a NOLA Craft beer, a glass of wine, or a soda, and have a slice or two at the Hall of Morris,

JOIN US!!

We’re anti-perfection, pro-participation and promote responsible alcohol consumption.Adults: $10.....Children $5

Admission includes: 2 slices of pizza, salad, brownie, and your choice of one beer, glass of wine or soda. *additional beverages available for purchase.

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Garden of Repose Watch
Mar
29
to Mar 30

Garden of Repose Watch

Those who wish are encouraged to come and spend an hour or longer with Our Lord as he enters into his Passion. For many people, this can be a powerful way of participating in the final hours of the earthly life of Jesus Christ. Our Garden night watch immediately follows the Maundy Thursday Liturgy until 8:00 am on Good Friday.

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Stabat Mater Concert
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Stabat Mater Concert

Paul Christian presents:

Giovanni Batista Pergolesi's (1710-1736)

Stabat Mater

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi was an Italian composer of the early eighteenth century. Although he died at the young age of 26, his work has influenced generations of composers, from Johann Sebastian Bach to musicians today. Pergolesi, a student of Gaetano Greco and Francesco Durante, was one of the greatest composers of the Neapolitan school of classical music. While later musical movements in Germany and Austria have traditionally received more attention from mainstream orchestras and recordings, the Italian composers of the Neapolitan school are being rediscovered as foundational to the entire Western canon of music.

Pergolesi’s best-known work, and arguably his masterpiece, is his Stabat Mater. The Stabat Mater itself is a 13th-century Catholic hymn that imagines the suffering of Mary, the mother of Jesus, during the crucifixion. In this interpretation, the traditional sadness of the piece is juxtaposed with the singing of an angel who celebrates Christ’s eventual victory through rebirth, even as Mary mourns her dying son. Through the harmonies of the music, listeners realize that the divine joy and human mourning are two inseparable parts of the mystery of the resurrection.

The performers are Jennifer Hawkins, soprano; Samantha Becnel, alto; Paul Christian, piano; Kerry Lewis, bass; Matt Keegan, drums; and Ed Melara, engineer. Both Jennifer and Samantha have studied voice and composition with Paul for many years, and all three hoped to put together a performance to celebrate their work together before the singers leave for college next year. Paul’s extensive studies of the Neapolitan school led him to the Stabat Mater. This take on the piece hopes to demonstrate the improvisational aspects of the music of the eighteenth century, and to bring a more modern vocal  approach to the piece.

$10 SUGGESTED DONATION

 

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Annual Fish Fry
Mar
16
5:00 PM17:00

Annual Fish Fry

Join us at our annual Fish Fry!  Plates include fried fish, coleslaw, boiled corn, french bread and brownies.  Eat in or take out!  $10 a plate, $5 for children.  Beer and wine available for purchase.  Iced tea included if eating in.  Frozen entrees also available for sale.  

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All Saints' Fall Festival and Silent Auction
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

All Saints' Fall Festival and Silent Auction

Please join us for an evening of featured hor d'oeuvres from our La Bonne Cuisine cookbook, wine, live music, and amazing silent auction items.  Tickets are $15 a person/$25 a couple. Tickets can be purchased after the 10:00 am church service or by contacting Nell Simpson at dojonel@hotmail.com.  

For more information and a list of auction items, click here.

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