Les Dimanches Musicaux: Annie Garsztka - piano solo
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Les Dimanches Musicaux: Annie Garsztka - piano solo

Sunday, October 20 at 3pm Annie Garsztka, piano. Works by Mozart, Chopin and Beethoven.

Annie Garsztka began her musical studies at the age of five. She obtained many awards at the National Conservatory of Toulouse: Piano Prize, Chamber Music, Music Analysis, Harmony and History of Music.

She has done lectures with various international concert artists: Pierre Sancan, Bruno Rigutto, Gyorgy Sebok, Luis De Moura Castro. Laureate of the J. S. Bach, Claude Kahn and UFAM International Concours, she teaches piano and regularly performs in recital in the Parisian concert halls with the violinist Laetitia Bellanger.

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The Cathedral Forum: CREDO - We believe what?! Part 2
Oct
27
9:45 AM09:45

The Cathedral Forum: CREDO - We believe what?! Part 2

The Dean will explore the history and theology of the Nicene Creed. Why was it written this way? Do we take every word literally? What do you mean and what are you doing when you join in saying this Creed on Sundays? Alas, Dean Laird cannot sing it (see Oct 20) but promises to make this interesting.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room.

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An Evensong on the Feast of All Saints
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

An Evensong on the Feast of All Saints

Friday, November 1 at 6pm. A choral evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir and directed by Canon of Music, Zachary Ullery on the Feast of All Saints. Service setting and music by Bruce Neswick, Kenneth Leighton and Basil Harwood.

The Cathedral will be closed today except for the office of Choral Evensong.

“Choral Evensong is a 45-minute long peace-inducing church service in which the “song” of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the “even” point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation - Church members, agnostics, and atheists alike. It is both free of charge and free of religious commitment, and its 470-year-old choral music tradition - established around 1549 - is performed live and often to a very high standard.” (www.choralevensong.org)

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Les Dimanches Musicaux: Jonathan Powell
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Les Dimanches Musicaux: Jonathan Powell

Sunday, November 3rd at 3pm Jonathan Powell - piano. Works by Scriabine, Conus and Rachmaninoff.

Having concentrated on composition during the 1990s, Jonathan Powell established an international career as a soloist having studied with Sulamita Aronovsky and Denis Matthews. Over the last decade, solo recitals taken him to the Rachmaninoff Hall of the MGK, on a six-concert US tour, to Musica Sacra in Maastricht, the series Fundación BBVA in Bilbao, Musica Nova in Helsinki, two solo recitals at the Festival Radio France Montpellier, Borealis Festival in Bergen, the Raritäten der Klaviermusik am Schloss vor Husum, Vredenburg Muziekcentrum in Utrecht, and the Jewish Museum and Altes Rathaus in Vienna.

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Les Dimanches Musicaux: Frantisek Brikcius - Cello
Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

Les Dimanches Musicaux: Frantisek Brikcius - Cello

Sunday, November 10 at 3pm Frantisek Brikcius, cello. Works by Bach, Reger, Simon and Brikcius.

Czech cellist Frantisek Brikcius was born in Prague, into a family with a distinguished cultural background. He has been playing the cello since early childhood. Following his cello studies at the Prague Conservatoire, he completed his Master's degree at the Janacek Academy of Music.

As a soloist Frantisek has performed at many festivals in Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom.

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Paris Choral Society Concert : Bach's Magnificat and Charpentier's Te Deum
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

Paris Choral Society Concert : Bach's Magnificat and Charpentier's Te Deum

For their first concert of the 2019-2020 Season, the Paris Choral Society performs J S Bach’s Magnificat and Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Te Deum. The ensemble is under the direction of Cathedral Canon for Music, Zachary Ullery.

Please join us at the American Cathedral on November 21st, at 8pm and November 23rd, at 5pm.

Find out more at www.parischoralsociety.org

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Paris Choral Society Concert : Bach's Magnificat and Charpentier's Te Deum
Nov
23
5:00 PM17:00

Paris Choral Society Concert : Bach's Magnificat and Charpentier's Te Deum

For their first concert of the 2019-2020 Season, the Paris Choral Society performs J S Bach’s Magnificat and Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Te Deum. The ensemble is under the direction of Cathedral Canon for Music, Zachary Ullery.

Please join us at the American Cathedral on November 21st, at 8pm and November 23rd, at 5pm.

Find out more at www.parischoralsociety.org

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Les Dimanches Musicaux: Piano - Hà Tran and Alain Colas
Nov
24
3:00 PM15:00

Les Dimanches Musicaux: Piano - Hà Tran and Alain Colas

Sunday, November 24 at 3pm Hà Tran and Alain Colas, piano. Works by Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Ginastera and Brahms.

"Music is the most beautiful language in the world, it is universal and begins where the words end ..."

Hà Tran was born in South Vietnam in Saigon in a traditional musician family for 5 generations. Musicology degree at the Sorbonne, State diploma, 1st prize at the Nerini Competition, Ms. Tran is currently working at the Conservatoire de la Garenne-Colombes.

Alain Colas was born in the Nièvre. Graduate from the Conservatoire de Paris in the class of Jean Doyen. In 1997, he met "Carlos Cebros" with whom he works and performs several internships: in Brest, and the Musical Meeting of the Monts Dore in Auvergne. Alain enjoys playing as a soloist and accompanying Breton choirs: Kanerian ar Mor, Marsyas, Human Voices, Zingarelles, Quintessence...

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Advent Lessons & Carols
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Advent Lessons & Carols

Amidst the frantic hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is easy to forget that Advent is a time to stop, to be in the present, to pray and seek, and to prepare for the mystery of Christmas.

This unique service includes seven lessons that retell the prophecies of the coming Messiah and brings both the quiet reflection and joyful expectation of Advent to life in beautiful music. Allow this time and space to hear and reflect on the true joy of Christmas.

Sunday, December 1 at 6pm.

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Messiah Sing-Along
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Messiah Sing-Along

What is a “sing-along”? You, the public (supported by the members of the Paris Choral Society seated amongst you in the Cathedral), get to sing Handel’s Messiah! Each year, Zachary Ullery, the Musical Director of the PCS, and Director of Music of the American Cathedralalong with the Cathedral Organist, Andrew Dewar, lead professional soloists and you, the public, in the Cathedral for the mutual enjoyment of all. See the PCS website for more information

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Lessons & Carols for Christmas
Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

Lessons & Carols for Christmas

Christmas Lessons & Carols, also known as the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music.

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Lessons & Carols for Christmas
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Lessons & Carols for Christmas

Christmas Lessons & Carols, also known as the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music.

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The Cathedral Forum: My God, That’s Funny!
Oct
13
9:45 AM09:45

The Cathedral Forum: My God, That’s Funny!

“My God, That’s Funny! Laughing Through Church And The Scriptures”.

The Rev. Aaron Zimmerman, Rector of St Alban’s, Waco, explores the humour we find in Scripture, humour that too often the church misses – or simply does not allow itself to see, even when it is staring us in the face.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room.

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Royal School of Church Music National Festival Evensong
Oct
12
4:30 PM16:30

Royal School of Church Music National Festival Evensong

The Royal School of Church Music will hold its fourth National Festival at the American Cathedral on Saturday, October 12. This festival is open to the public for a Choral Evensong at 4:30pm directed by Christopher Gray, Director of Music at Truro Cathedral (United Kingdom).

Do not miss this exceptional evensong! More information on www.rscmfrance.org.

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Les Dimanches Musicaux: Lorenzany Ensemble
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

Les Dimanches Musicaux: Lorenzany Ensemble

Sunday, October 6th at 3pm Lorenzany Ensemble. Works by Schütz, Zipoli, Biber, Vivaldi, Monza et Campra

The Lorenzany Ensemble takes its name from a piece for harpsichord entitled Allemande grave La Lorenzany composed by Gaspard Le Roux and presumably dedicated to the Italian musician Paolo Lorenzani. They perform in different chamber music ensembles: either with two harpsichords, a trio or a quartet with a singer, with a repertoire ranging from the 16th to the 18th century.

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Les Dimanches Musicaux: Choirs conducted by Lorenzo Cipriani
Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Les Dimanches Musicaux: Choirs conducted by Lorenzo Cipriani

Sunday, September 29 at 3pm The Choir and instrumental ensemble Scarlatti from the Italian Cultural Center in Paris and The Vox Beata Choir of Courbevoie under the baton of Lorenzo Cipriani. Works by Porpora, Carissmi and Pergolesi.

We can say that the pleasure of sharing is a privilege: in recent years these vocal groups have been meeting for the pleasure of singing together. 'Vox Beata' was created in 2015 at the Lutheran temple of Courbevoie and directed by Timéa Bata. The vocal-instrumental ensemble Scarlatti celebrates its tenth anniversary in September 2019, and was born at the Italian Cultural Center in Paris.

They have performed among others in Italy : Ravenna, Venice, Genoa, Ostuni, Alba and in Switzerland at Bellinzona.

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The Cathedral Forum: Unde Malem?
Sep
29
9:45 AM09:45

The Cathedral Forum: Unde Malem?

“Unde Malum? Where Does Evil Come From?”. In this Forum, parishioner and theologian Anne Marie Reijnen looks at the age-old “problem of evil”. If God is all-powerful and all-loving, why is there evil in the world?

Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room.

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Les Dimanches Musicaux: Trio Sonans
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Les Dimanches Musicaux: Trio Sonans

Sunday, September 22 at 3pm Trio Sonans, piano. Works by Pergolèse, Bizet, Offenbach, Gounod, Fauré, and Puccini.

The Sonans Trio is an original and unique formation circulating freely throughout the ages. Unexpected harmony is explored around instruments rarely combined in chamber music. With a variety of arrangements, this trio, founded in 2013, offers an unusual sound palette, sharing their love of chamber music.

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The Cathedral Forum: Waiting for God to Speak: The poetry of R.S. Thomas
Sep
22
9:45 AM09:45

The Cathedral Forum: Waiting for God to Speak: The poetry of R.S. Thomas

Come explore with Dean Laird the works of Welsh poet and Anglican priest R.S. Thomas. His literary executor, Professor M. Wynn Thomas, described him as “the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn of Wales, because he was such a troubler of the Welsh conscience”, while no less a poet than John Betjeman once predicted that Thomas’s poetry would remembered longer than his own.

Please join us!

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room.

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The Cathedral Forum: Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World: The Theology of René Girard
Sep
15
9:45 AM09:45

The Cathedral Forum: Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World: The Theology of René Girard

In this Forum, parishioner Bill Tompson explores the thought of French historian, literary critic, philosopher and theologian René Girard. How did a secular, agnostic French literary critic become not just a Christian but one of the most influential theologians of the late 20th Century? The Forum also explores how and why Girard’s insights into the role of the “scapegoat mechanism” in human communities may be particularly relevant today.

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room.

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A Choral Evensong on Holy Cross Day
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

A Choral Evensong on Holy Cross Day

Saturday, September 14 at 6pm. The first choral evensong of the program year on the occasion of Holy Cross Day. Featuring the Cathedral Choir with the visiting Choir of Queens’ College, Cambridge (UK), directed by Ralph Allwood and Cathedral Canon for Music, Zachary Ullery. Service setting and music by Bernard Rose, Charles Villiers Stanford and Henry Balfour Gardiner.

The Cathedral welcomes back lifelong parishioner and former chorister Blandine Jacquet, who serves as the Senior Organ Scholar at Queens’. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

“Choral Evensong is a 45-minute long peace-inducing church service in which the “song” of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the “even” point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation - Church members, agnostics, and atheists alike. It is both free of charge and free of religious commitment, and its 470-year-old choral music tradition - established around 1549 - is performed live and often to a very high standard.” (www.choralevensong.org)

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Les Dimanches Musicaux: Women's Chamber Choir of St. Zlata Meglenska  - Macedonia
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Les Dimanches Musicaux: Women's Chamber Choir of St. Zlata Meglenska - Macedonia

Sunday, September 8 at 3pm Women’s Chamber Choir of St. Zlata Meglenska. Works by Todor Skalovski, Dragan Shuplevski, Pavel Chesnohov, Mihail Ivanov, Georgy Svidirov, Dmitrij Bortnjanski, Zapro Zaprov, G.Caccini, Antonio Vivaldi, Trajko Prokopiev, Aleksandar Lekovski

The women's choir "St. Zlata Meglenska" is part of the Macedonian Orthodox Church and is the first of this type of choir in the Republic of Macedonia. Letka Dimovska Polizova is the founder, artistic director and conductor of the choir, which is composed of 22 female voices belonging to young academics and students all from public universities of Skopje.

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Nuit Sans Lune
Jul
4
to Jul 5

Nuit Sans Lune

Celebrate Independence Day with us and Fever with a “big show à l’Américaine” on Thursday July 4, at 8:00pm!

Live a luminous experience in the heart of the Cathedral: a progressive immersion featuring a captivating soundtrack and hypnotizing visual effects!

Sylvie Ji and VLS (author of the magical Lyon Festival of Lights) will combine their exceptional know-how to create an unforgettable experience! The melodies of jazz will fill the chambers and intoxicate the audience this Independence Day.

This celebration in Paris will make Uncle Sam blush with jealousy! Dear American friends, book your flights - your 4th of July celebration will take place under the Parisian sky!

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Les Dimanches Musicaux: Duo Kaïros - Piano and Violon
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

Les Dimanches Musicaux: Duo Kaïros - Piano and Violon

Sunday, June 30 at 3pm Djilia Maret and Marion Brizemur Program - A Tribute to Beethoven.

Djilia Maret and Marion Brizemur founded the Kaïros Duo twenty years ago. Together they have given many concerts and recorded a record of romantic music (Schumann and Joachim). They are currently professors and teach at the Champigny sur Marne Conservatory. Recently, they created a show: Venice Invisible, which mixes their compositions, sounds recorded in Venice, and works of the repertoire of violin and piano linked to Venice.

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A Summer Evensong
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

A Summer Evensong

Sunday, June 23 at 6pm. The Cathedral’s last choral evensong of the program year. Featuring the Cathedral Choir directed by Canon for Music, Zachary Ullery.

The Service setting includes responses by Bernard Rose, the canticles by Herbert Sumsion and the anthem, “View me, Lord” by Charles Wood.

“Choral Evensong is a 45-minute long peace-inducing church service in which the “song” of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the “even” point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation - Church members, agnostics, and atheists alike. It is both free of charge and free of religious commitment, and its 470-year-old choral music tradition - established around 1549 - is performed live and often to a very high standard.” (www.choralevensong.org)

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Cathedral Forum: Guest Speaker Maria Luise Damrath
Jun
23
9:45 AM09:45

Cathedral Forum: Guest Speaker Maria Luise Damrath

The Cathedral Forum hosts Maria Luise Damrath. Ms. Damrath is the daughter of the Reverend Rudolf Damrath, the German Lutheran Chaplain at the American Cathedral from 1942-1944 when the Cathedral served as the Deutsche Evangelische Wermachtskirche. Pastor Damrath’s time at the Cathedral during the Nazi occupation of Paris is featured in the most recent issue of Trinité Magazine.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room.

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