2009-2010 MUSIC AT TRINITY SEASON (See below for full descriptions of each concert event) “Bits and Pieces—An interactive organ recital by John Bicknell” Sunday, October 4th, 2009 4 p.m.
“The Providence St. Mel High School Choir, Dr. David Baar, Conductor” Sunday, February 21st, 2010 4 p.m.
“Choral Evensong featuring north shore composers Suzy Born, Jim Stephenson and Scott Baeseman” Sunday, March 14th, 2010 4 p.m.
“Bits and Pieces—An interactive organ recital by John Bicknell” Sunday, October 4th, 2009 4 p.m. Organist and Music Educator John Bicknell will present an interactive organ recital of his favorite organ works.What in the world is an interactive organ recital, you may ask? Taking advantage of John’s superior knowledge and good sense of humor, Music At Trinity has asked John to narrate his own program notes throughout the recital.Assisting John on the program will be Cari Dinglasan, soprano and Scott Baeseman, baritone.Works featured in this program will be Pelz, Sowerby, Lauridsen, Hampton and Highland Park composer, Suzy Born. John Bicknell (Organist/Educator)—John Bicknell has been Organist and Choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Park for over thirty-six years.Previously, he was at St. James’ Episcopal Cathedral, Chicago.John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana, where he studied with Anne Marie and John Egan.Mr. Bicknell earned a Master of Arts degree from DePaul University, Chicago, while studying with B. Lynn Hebert.Other teachers have included Anton Heiller, Anders Bondermann, Bernard Legace, and Elizabeth Paul Chalupka.
“The Providence St. Mel High School Choir, Dr. David Baar, Conductor” Sunday, February 21st, 2010 4 p.m. In honor of Black History Month, come listen to the moving sounds of the Providence St. Mel Choir under the direction of Dr. David Baar.Presenting an eclectic mix of genres and styles including gospel and traditional spirituals this will certainly be a moving and inspiring afternoon.This choir was recently featured on Good Morning America and ABC 7 Chicago News. The Providence St. Mel Choir— Under the direction of Dr. David Baar, the choirs at PSM have achieved a high level of success. Their concert repertoire ranges from madrigals, motets, and major choral works, to musical theater, Gospel, and world music. The choirs receive superior ratings at State contests and individual singers have been accepted into All-State choirs. Honors have included: an annual invitation to perform the Nutcracker with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Christmas at DePaul, the Chicago Gospel Festival, Mayor Daley’s Martin Luther King Breakfast, and other city-wide events, recording and performing with legendary singers such as Mavis Staples and William Warfield, being featured at the All-State music conference, television appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America and ABC7 Chicago News, and invitations to perform at choral festivals both domestically and abroad. The PSM choirs have also enjoyed an ongoing artistic relationship with the prominent African-American composer and conductor, Dr. Rollo A. Dilworth. “Choral Evensong featuring north shore composers Suzy Born, Jim Stephenson and Scott Baeseman” Sunday, March 14th, 2010 4 p.m. We invite you to join us for a self-reflective afternoon of music in Music At Trinity’s annual Choral Evensong in honor of the Lenten season.The roots and script of Evensong can be traced back through history originating in early Christian and, perhaps, Judaic evening worship.Like all forms of liturgical worship, Evensong has elements of drama and ritual that nourish the spiritual life of the people.Traditionally, this service is celebrated in the late afternoon or evening.It is roughly the same as Vespers in the Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran churches, although it was originally formed by combining the Catholic offices of vespers and compline. The Evensong that we will present through Music At Trinity will have elements of Anglican, as well as Judaism and Catholicism included within our service.All are welcomed to attend regardless of faith or religious affiliation. The music featured on this program will include new and old works by three north shore composers including Suzy Born, Jim Stephenson and our own Music At Trinity artistic director, Scott Baeseman. All concerts will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 425 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park.