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MUSIC  AT  ST. WILFRID'S

Concerts by parish and local performing arts organizations are an integral part of life at St. Wilfrid's.  Evensong is a magnificent act of worship which provides an opportunity for praise, prayer, reflection and congregational song.  This service of scripture and music has been sung daily in many cathedrals and parishes around the world for over 500 years. Join the clergy and St. Wilfrid Choir for concerts and our evensong services this season:


Sunday, October 6, 2019 5:00 p.m.

Choral Evensong

Music by David Hogan & Philip Stopford


Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:30 p.m.

Concert of Carols & 10 p.m. Choral Eucharist

Christmas Eve worship with the St. Wilfrid Choir and orchestra.

Music by G. F. Handel, Mark Sirett, Andrew Carter, John Tavener & What Child is This? arr. Grant Cochran


Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:00 p.m.

Choral Evensong

Music by Orlando Gibbons, Edward Elgar & C. V. Stanford

Benjamin Cunningham (Westminster Abbey), guest organist


Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Concert Band

The Huntington Beach Concert Band presents their annual holiday concert.  Come enjoy conductor Thomas Ridley and the band members play seasonal classics.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:00 p.m.

Lessons & Carols

The choir and clergy of St. Wilfrid's invite you to participate in Advent Lessons & Carols. A beautiful way to complete your Thanksgiving weekend and an inspired candlelit evening to begin the season of Advent. Music by Bach, Gibbons, Sirett, Carter, Gjeilo, Rutter, Lauridsen and Leighton. Sunday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m. Reception follows.

This event is very popular; arrive early.


Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:00 p.m.

Orange County Women's Chorus

THE MANY ACTUAL MOODS OF CHRISTMAS

The holiday season is one of joy, warmth, and togetherness….but it can include some other emotions that choirs never seem to sing about! We’re taking an honest and humorous musical look at the “most wonderful time of the year” with a program that combines the music of community and celebration with works about everything from the winter doldrums to the overabundance of Facebook posts on Christmas morning. We think you’ll relate, and we know you’ll love it! Oh, and don’t lift a finger afterward—we’ll serve you snacks and drinks following the concert, and we’ll clean everything up.

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Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:00 p.m.

Choral Evensong

Evensong with music by American composers

Presented with the American Guild of Organists, Orange County Chapter

David Hogan: Magnificat & Nunc Dimitis

Craig Hella Johnson: All of Us (Considering Matthew Shepard)

Calvin Hampton: Five Dances for Organ


Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Orange County Women's Chorus

CANCELLED DUE TO PARISH SUSPENSION OF ALL EVENTS

HIGH ON THE MOUNTAIN; DEEP IN THE VALLEY: THE MUSIC OF JOHANNES BRAHMS

Our international prizewinning friends, Men in Blaque (Joseph Huszti, Artistic Director), join us for a concert of works by one of the greatest of the Romantic masters: the sublime Johannes Brahms, whose mastery of intricate craft and profound emotion have made his music soul food for singers and listeners around the world. (Modernist composer Elliott Carter famously said of his student days, “We had to write choral pieces in the style of Brahms….which was distressing because in the end you realized how good Brahms is, and how bad you are.”) Come enjoy some of his best-loved works—sacred and secular, accompanied and a cappella, cheerful and poignant.

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Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday worship

Music by Maurice Durufle, Orlando Gibbons & Thomas Tallis


Friday, April 10, 12 noon

Good Friday worship

Music by Anton Bruckner, John Sanders & Samuel Wesley


Sunday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.

Easter Sunday Choral Eucharist

Music: Five Mystical Songs, Ralph Vaughan Williams

Le tombeau de Couperin, Maurice Ravel

The St. Wilfrid Choir & orchestra


Sunday, May 3, 2020 5:00 p.m.
Choral Evensong
Music by Herbert Howells & Philip Moore


Saturday, June 6, 2020 7:00 p.m.
Orange County Women's Chorus

MAKE THEM HEAR YOU!

Operas and musicals aren’t just entertaining—they’ve also shined a spotlight on the important social issues of their eras, and introduced audiences to a whole lot of memorable characters walking groundbreaking paths through the world. We’ll sing some of our favorite tunes from some of our favorite trailblazing shows, from South Pacific to Spring Awakening, Hairspray to Hamilton, in this rousing season-ending celebration for all ages!

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A wine & waters reception follows services of evensong.