St. Alban’s Concerts 2016–2017 Season

posted Jun 18, 2015, 1:08 PM by Saint Albans   [ updated Sep 14, 2016, 11:16 AM ]
St. Alban’s concert series features three recitals on our Fritts organ. St. Alban’s Music Director Stephen Keyl will perform Americana for Organ, with music by Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, John Knowles Paine, and others on Sunday, October 23, at 3:00 p.m.

Stephen Keyl is Director of Music at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Tucson and has performed as singer or organist for the Arizona Repertory Singers, Musica Sonora, and the Arizona Early Music Society’s Hausmusik concerts. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology from Duke University and studied organ at Duke with Fenner Douglass. He taught at the University of Arizona School of Music from 2003 to 2014.

James David Christie, Organist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chair and Professor of Organ at Oberlin Conservatory, and Distinguished Artist in Residence at the College of the Holy Cross, will perform a concert titled “Splendours of the Baroque” on Friday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Christie will also give a master class at St. Alban’s on Saturday, February 11, at 9:30 a.m.

Guy Whatley,
Director of Music and Worship at Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley, will perform a concert titled “The Maker of Organists,” with music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and his pupils Samuel Scheidt, Matthias Weckmann, and others, on Sunday, April 23, at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Whatley’s performances with True Concord Voices & Orchestra and other organizations, as well as his solo appearances, have brought him a growing following among Tucson audiences.

For St. Alban’s-sponsored concerts admission is $15; $10 seniors (60+) and St. Alban’s members; $5 students. Admission to James David Christie’s February 11 master class is free.

St. Alban’s also hosts concerts sponsored by other organizations such as True Concord and Sonoran Bells.