The March First Friday Concert featuring Ronn McFarlane has been rescheduled to April 13 at 7:30 pm. Please visit the Facebook event for more details. The concert was originally postponed due to windstorms.

The 2017-2018 Music Series at St David's


It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2017-2018 musical season at St. David’s, a welcoming Episcopal community in the Roland Park neighborhood of Baltimore. We are delighted to continue our annual offerings of Evensongs and Recitals, First Friday Concerts, the Baltimore Bach Marathon, and the Festival of Lessons and Carols, all free and open to the public.A suggested donation of $15 ($10 students/retirees, no obligation for children 12 and under) supports the musicians.

This year we are also excited to present special events celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, including the performance of  J.S. Bach’s Cantata number 80, Ein feste Burg, and the Passion According to John, as well as continuing to develop Voices Rise: A Baltimore Choir of Hope, a street choir founded by brothers Douglas and Benjamin Buchanan in partnership with Paul’s Place, Inc. and the Peabody Institute.


If you are interested in participating in the musical life of the parish or wish to learn more about what goes on at St. David’s, please feel welcome to contact Douglas Buchanan,  Director of Music Ministries, at St. David’s, at, follow us on Facebook (@stdavidsmusic) or speak to any of our members at our Sunday morning services at 8:00 am (spoken) and 10:00 am (sung). Please find our season listed below – we hope to see you soon!



2017-2018 Season Preview Small


9 • 17 • 17: Evensong for the Feast of Hildegard von Bingen, with a pre-service recital performed by Tyrone Page, Saxophone, and Taylor Boykins, Mezzo-Soprano. This Evensong features music by women composers, including works by Joan Tower, Lori Laitman, Amy Williams, and Sally Beamish. 4:30 pm


10 • 6 • 17: Ensemble-in-Residence the icarus Quartet performs an energetic program of music for two pianos and two percussion. 7:30 pm


10 • 15 • 17: The guitarists of Duo Amaral perform music of Latin America, followed by an Evensong featuring music of Herbert Howells. 4:30 pm


10 • 29 • 17: The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is celebrated by the performance of Bach's cantata no. 80, Ein feste Burg, in the Sunday morning liturgy. 10 am.


11 • 2 • 17: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Concermaster Jonathan Carney and virtuoso pianist John Nauman offer sumptuous Romantic sonatas of Beethoven, Brahms, and Franck. 7:30 pm.


11 • 12 • 17: A musical offering in observance of Veterans Day, including an Evensong featuring music of Benjamin Britten. 4:30 pm.


12 • 1 • 17: A favorite at St. David's, the Canticle Singers of Baltimore return to perform music of the season in this holiday concert. 7:30 pm.


12 • 17 • 17: The annual Festival of Lessons and Carols celebrates the Advent and our awaiting the Season of Christmas, including the world premiere of a new work by Faye Chiao. 10 am.


1 • 14 • 18: Now a tradition at St. David's, the first Evensong of the New Year celebrates the Feast of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring music offered by vocalist Katherin McCreary and pianist John Evans in the pre-service recital. 4:30 pm.


2 • 2 • 18: The powerful and passionate Unique Sounds of Love Chorus returns to St David's, led by director Joshua Sommerville. 7:30 pm.


2 • 11 • 18: This Evensong celebrates the last Sunday of the Epiphany, presaging the Season of Lent with Julia Wolf's powerful motet Guard my Tongue. 4:30 pm


3 • 2 • 18: We welcome "master lutenist" Ronn McFarlane to St David's. His performances have been described by the Washington Times as "some of the most ravishing lute playing to be heard anywhere." 7:30 pm. Rescheduled: April 13, 7:30 pm.


3 • 18 • 18: The 42nd Annual Baltimore Bach Marathon features local organists Diane Luchese and Paul Binko, cellist Lavena Johanson, and culminates in the performance of the Passion According to John at 4 pm. 1-6 pm; refreshments available at 2 pm; St John Passion at 4 pm.
3 • 30 • 18: Music for Goody Friday: The Dream of the Rood includes works of Gerald Finzi, Marcel Dupré, John Stainer, Julia Wolfe, and a new cantata by Director of Music Douglas Buchanan based on the earlist known poetry in Old English, The Dream of the Rood, an ecstatic vision of the crucifixion. 7:30 pm.
5 • 4 • 18: The icarus Quartet returns for the final concert of their 2017-2018 residency in another exciting concert of works for piano and percussion.
5 • 13 • 18: 2016 Barbershop Harmony Society International Youth Quartet Champions Pratt Street Power performs an invigorating prelude recital, followed by music of St David's Choir member Ben Hawker and the Maryland premiere of Nicholas Maw's ravishing motet One Foot in Eden, Still I Stand.

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