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All Saints’ Concert Series

2020-2021 Concert Season

Due to restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, all concerts are virtual/online until further notice.

This season, all concerts are online and they are free and open to the public. Each concert will be made available on the All Saints’ Vimeo account and as a “Watch Party”on the All Saints’ Facebook page at the advertised start time. Each performance will remain available to watch on Vimeo after the initial broadcast.

 

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Friday, September 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

 

This year’s concert series kicks off with a program featuring our favorite musicians from the church and Atlanta area. The program will feature singers and instrumentalists in an enormously varied program that is sure to delight. Artists include Greer Lyle and Samantha Frischling, sopranos; Cain-Oscar Bergeron, flute; Erin Cassel Idnani, cello; Jamie Clements, Cody Galyon, and Frank Timmerman, tenors; Giles Brightwell and Kirk Rich, organists; and duo-organists Ray and Beth Chenault.

 

 

Songs of Struggle and Hope with Bradley Howard, Tenor

Friday, November 13, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

With a career spanning classical and modern choral works, solo recitals, and opera roles, tenor Bradley Howard has gained recognition as a multi-faceted performer, singing under the batons of renowned conductors Seiji Ozawa, Riccardo Muti, and Robert Spano, among many others. A passionate educator, he joined the faculty of Emory University as Director of Vocal Studies in 2011.

Mr. Howard began his career as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, when his performance in Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes brought him to the attention of famed conductor Seiji Ozawa. He has performed at various festivals including Spoleto, Chautauqua Opera, The Ohio Light Opera, Tanglewood Music Festival, and Breckenridge Music Institute. Mr. Howard’s concert engagements have included a long-time collaboration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. As soloist with the ASO, Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Christmas with the ASO, and, most recently, Saint Saens’ Samson and Dalila are among these performances.

Mr. Howard brings depth and excitement of an expansive repertoire to his solo recitals, handling the florid style of Bach and the fragmented tonalities of Britten and Menotti with equal aplomb. His recital for All Saints’ this fall will be no exception, featuring art songs, arias, spirituals, and more.

 

Kirk RichKirk M. Rich, Organist

Friday, February 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Kirk M. Rich, All Saints’ Director of Music, performs his first solo recital on the James G. Kenan Memorial Organ, Buzard, Op. 29. He holds degrees in organ performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and a doctorate from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. Additional study has been with Francesco Cera in Italy and Ludger Lohmann in Germany. Dr. Rich has performed in England, Ireland, France, Italy, and across the U.S. in venues such as St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue (New York City), the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), and three national conventions of the American Guild of Organists. His performances have been broadcast nationally on American Public Media’s Pipedreams program. This concert will feature the world premiere performance of a work by award-winning composer Texu Kim, former Composer-in-Residence of the Korean Symphony Orchestra.

“ . . . excellent drive and fine registration.” – The American Organist magazine

 

The Songs of Lent

Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

This concert, featuring Baroque instruments such as the harpsichord and traverso, a wooden flute, explores early eighteenth-century expressions of lament appropriate for the season, including the elegantly poignant Lamentations of Jeremiah as set by François Couperin.

Countertenor Nathan Medley has emerged in recent years as one of the leading countertenors, with notable success internationally in concert and opera. He has sung at some of the major stages of the world including the English National Opera, Barbican Centre, Carnegie Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, Kölner Philharmonie, La Salle Pleyel, Palais de Musique Strasbourg, Het Concertgebouw, Avery Fisher Hall, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Recent performances have brought him to the Boston Early Music Festival, Berlin Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, and many others. Medley is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and currently serves as Director of Choral and Vocal Music at The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia.

Cain-Oscar Bergeron is a multifaceted performer and educator based in Atlanta, Georgia. He regularly plays the flute (both modern and Baroque) and sings in venues across the country with acclaimed orchestras, organists, pianists, and vocal ensembles. Passionate about music education, Cain-Oscar maintains a large studio of private singing, flute, and clarinet students . When he isn’t making music, he is the office manager at Virginia-Highland Church. Cain-Oscar holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and a Master of Music degree from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Kirk M. Rich, All Saints’ Director of Music, holds degrees in organ performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and a doctorate from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. Additional study has been with Francesco Cera in Italy and Ludger Lohmann in Germany. He has studied harpsichord with Webb Wiggins, Elisabeth Wright, and Matthew Dirst. As a harpsichordist, Dr. Rich has appeared with Bach Society Houston and Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined. He has played continuo with period instrument orchestras under the direction of Stanley Ritchie and Nigel North.

 

The Atlanta Summer Organ Festival: David Henning, Organist

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

All Saints’ is excited to once again take part in the annual Atlanta Summer Organ Festival. This year we welcome Dr. David Henning, Director of Music and Parish Organist at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. Henning has led the St. Martin’s Parish Choir on five European tours, including cathedral residencies at St. Paul’s (London), Lincoln, Wells, York Minster, Durham, and Westminster Abbey. As a concert artist, Henning has presented concerts at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London and Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. He has won a number of organ competitions, including the University of Michigan’s International Organ Playing Competition. Henning is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

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