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TRANSFIGURED NIGHTS

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.

CONCERT SCHEDULE

TEXAS CAMERATA: GOLDEN ART – DUTCH BAROQUE MUSIC IN THE AGE OF VERMEER

February 19, Sunday, 7:00 p.m.

Transfigured Nights presents Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier period instrument music ensemble – Texas Camerata – next Sunday, February 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the church. The program, titled Golden Art – Dutch Baroque Music from the Age of Vermeer, will feature Paul Leenhouts, recorder, along with the permanent members of the consort. Leenhouts serves as director of early music studies and the Baroque Orchestra at the University of North Texas. The program is free of admission and childcare will be provided.

BACK FROM BRISTOL – AN EVENING OF SONG

April 29, Saturday, 7:00 p.m.

Transfigured Nights presents an evening of song, desserts, and drinks in Roper Hall. Favorite music theatre and popular song selections from the US and England will be performed by our splendid singers from the Transfiguration Choir. A delectable array of desserts by Transfiguration’s best practitioners of the culinary arts will be accompanied by wine and non-alcoholic beverages. A silent auction of artistic, musical, and other treasures will accompany the entertainment. This event will last approximately two hours. Childcare will be provided.

As seating is limited, advance purchase of tickets is required:  $35 per person or $250 for a table of 8.

SOLEMN EVENSONG FOR HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY

June 11, Sunday, 5:00 p.m.

The 2016-2017 Transfigured Nights season finale will be an Evensong service sung by the Transfiguration Choir for the feast of the Holy Trinity. A reception will follow the service in the Gathering Space.

NON-SERIES OFFERING: TRINITY UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS

Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.

The Trinity University Chamber Singers from Trinity University in San Antonio present a program of works for choir and organ as part of its spring tour. This 40-voice ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Gary Seighman, accompanied by university organist Dr. David Heller.

Admission is free.

ART MUSIC MONDAY

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.

SPRING ART MUSIC DATES

February 13

Mozart – Sonata for Violin and Piano, K. 454

Brahms – Sonatensatz

Robert Schumann – Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 80

Theodore Arm, violin              

Gayane Manasjan Fullford, cello

Steve Harlos, piano

Admission is free.

April 3

Music by Turina, Beethoven & Richard Strauss

Theodore Arm, violin

Susan Dubois, viola

Gayane Manasjan Fullford, cello

Steve Harlos, piano

May 15

Franck – Sonata for Violin & Piano

Debussy – Piano trio

Eugene Cherkasov, violin

Gayane Manasjan Fullford, cello

Larissa Cherkasov, piano

For additional information see www.artmusicconcerts.com.

If you would like to be on Transfigured Nights’ mailing list and receive a brochure in the mail for the 2016-2017 season, please email jmartinson@transfiguration.net