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transfigurednightsO praise ye the Lord! Thanksgiving and song
To him be outpoured all ages along!

These words from the beloved hymn by Henry Williams Baker serve as a fitting theme for the 2016-2017 season of Transfigured Nights, as we begin the series by celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. We have planned a rich year of music to follow – from the Fauré Requiem with orchestra on All Souls’ Day; a Hymn Festival with the Imperial Brass in January; concerts by organist Jonathan Ryan and the Texas Camerata with world-renowned Paul Leenhouts, recorder; two additional Evensongs celebrating major feasts of the church; and our traditional Advent Procession of Lessons & Carols.

In additional we are presenting an evening of light musical entertainment and desserts entitled “Back from Bristol” which will feature our talented musicians in a cabaret setting in Roper Hall. Our popular chamber music series – Art Music Mondays – returns for its sixth season with five concerts presented in the Performance Hall.

We hope that you will join us often during the coming season and that your spirit will be refreshed and renewed by the musical and liturgical offerings for which Transfigured Nights has become known. The next page includes a complete listing of the events of the 2016-2017 combined series. Please keep it handy as you plan your activities each month.


As another season of Transfigured Nights has drawn to a close, I would like to thank all of you who made our thirteenth year of musical offerings such a success!

To our patrons who fully-funded this ambitious year: three events with chamber orchestra or brass ensemble, five Art Music Mondays, three evensong services, Advent Lessons & Carols, and a concert by guest organist Jonathan Ryan. Your generosity is truly overwhelming, and has allowed us to bring so much great music to life these past years.

To our attendees: your faithful presence at services and concerts, and devotion to fine classical music for the church and chamber hall inspires us to do more than we have imagined possible.

To the Transfiguration Choir: for the hours of rehearsal and energy you give above and beyond that required for Sunday and Holy Day liturgies.

To the members of the Transfigured Nights Executive Committee, Alan Dunlop, Executive Director: for your assistance in producing the 14 events of 2016-2017, especially to those who are completing three years of service on the board:  Laurel Brewster, Bart Stockton – our most-conscientious treasurer, and David Reece – coordinator of receptions, including the very successful Back from Bristol.

If you have never attended a Transfigured Nights event, I hope that you will make it a priority to join us at least once during the upcoming season. It is well-worth your while!

                                             -Joel Martinson, Director of Music & Organist



Photo by John Makowski

A chamber music series in the intimate environment of Transfiguration’s Performance Hall, Art Music, under the direction of cellist Gayane Manasjan Fullford, provides an opportunity to hear well-known and newer classical music works performed by Dallas’ finest musicians. Each event is free of admission and includes coffee and light desserts. All performances are on Monday evenings and begin at 7:30 p.m.