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May 25, 2014
Cathedral Organist Bruce Power will perform. Parking is free in the Cathedral garage on San Jacinto.
June 1, 2014
Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E Flat
June 7, 2014
The Religion & the Arts Council invites you to the Texas Music Festival for the opening performance by the festival orchestra on Saturday, June 7. Franz Anton Krager will conduct the festival orchestra and the Houston Symphony Chorus as they perform Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Resurrection). The concert will also feature soprano Cynthia Clayton and mezzo-soprano Melanie Sonnenberg.
The night’s festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment in the Jane Blaffer Owen Plaza and a pre-concert lecture, “Settling the Score,” at 6:45 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Moores Opera House on the University of Houston campus.
The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival was founded in 1990 to provide young professional musicians with a challenging musical environment in which to develop skills in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. The intensive four-week orchestral fellowship program on the University of Houston campus is guided by distinguished artists from the Moores and Shepherd schools of music faculty, principals and members of the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera and Ballet orchestras, and internationally recognized guest artists.
The Cathedral group rate is $8 per person (regularly $17). Register by June 23 in the cloister on Sundays or by completing the registration form (PDF) and returning it, with payment, to the Cathedral.
June 8, 2014
Organ recital by Steve Newberry at 4:15 p.m. followed at 5 p.m. by a Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choir.
Steven A. Newberry is the director of music at the Church of St. John the Divine, where he presides over a large, diverse music ministry. He also served as a consultant to the church remodeling project which included major acoustical work and a new five-manual Letourneau organ. In addition to serving two terms as Region VII coordinator for the Association of Anglican Musicians, Newberry co-chaired the 2008 steering committee for the association’s annual conference hosted in Houston that year. He is active with the American Guild of Organists, where he has held various offices, including two terms as dean of the Mobile chapter and district convener for Alabama and West Florida. Currently, he is the dean of the Houston chapter and registrar for the 2016 Houston National AGO convention. Prior to his appointment to St. John the Divine, Newberry served as director of music at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Va., and Spring Hill Presbyterian Church in Mobile, Ala.
Newberry is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Southern Methodist University. His principal teachers included Mary Esther Higgs, Roberta Gary, Guy Bovet and Robert Anderson.
July 3, 2014
Evensong sung by choristers of the Royal School of Church Music America Gulf Coast Course