First, many thanks to our choir for their many contributions in Lent, Holy Week, and Easter! Their hard work and devotion enabled them to sing beautifully and movingly throughout the season.
In the coming Sundays (though the exact dates aren’t fixed yet) we will have prelude music from our wonderful cellist, Rachel Daniel, whom most of us heard three times last year; and from Michael Dodds. Michael is a 2015-16 Fellow and Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music, completing a book on Baroque music. He is also a violinist, composer, and conductor, who teaches at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. We look forward to hearing him play some of the music that he is studying and writing about.
Another special treat this spring is that for the anthem on Sunday, May 1, the choir will present the second movement of Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, with our own Rory Latham as soloist. Rory will perform the entire work with the New Haven Symphony on the preceding Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 PM in Woolsey Hall. Make your plans now to be both at the symphony concert and at church on the following Sunday!