2017 June

“Be Romantic”

Saturday 6/10/2017, 7:30PM
Sunday 6/11/2017, 5:00PM
All Saints Episcopal Church | 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

Online*: $25 General | $18 Students/Seniors
At-the-Door: $30 General | $18 Students/Seniors
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Savor the beguiling melodies and lush harmonies of the Romantic era composers in a program of varied styles and origins. From music inspired by folk songs to dance music to spiritually uplifting selections, we will bring you music that will caress, inspire, and move your body and soul. This is music to share with those you love most: family, friends, and colleagues with whom you wish to share something special and personal. And don’t forget your handkerchief!

Organist

Gehrke Headshot

Rodney Gehrke is Director of Music at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, Organist and Choir Director at San Francisco’s Temple Emanu-El, and Professor of Organ at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He holds a musicology degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Past Dean of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In 1985, in observance of the 300th birthday of J.S. Bach, Mr. Gehrke played the complete organ works of Bach in twelve recitals. In 2011, he played a recital at the church most popularly associated with Bach, St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany. Later that year, he was the keynote presenter for the 100th anniversary of Seoul Theological University, Korea, where he played a recital, led an Episcopal liturgy, and offered two lectures and a day of masterclasses. In November 2015 he played two recital programs in Yokohama, Japan, on the large Fisk Organ in Minato Mirai Concert Hall. He returned to Germany in July 2016 to play in the Cathedral of Meissen. He performs regularly with local community and parish choirs and appears frequently in recital in the Bay Area and beyond.

Program

Josef Rheinberger
Abendlied
Angelus Domini

Paul Hindemith’s Six Chansons
O la biche (The Doe)
Un cygne (A Swan)
Puisque tout passe (Since All is Passing)
Printemps (Springtime)
En hiver (In Winter)
Verger (Orchard)

Felix Mendelssohn’s Drei geistliche Lieder
Lass’, o Herr, mich Hülfe finden
Deines Kinds Gebet erhöre
Herr, wir trau’n auf deine Güte

Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem
Introit et Kyrie
Offertoire
Sanctus
Pie Jesu
Agnus Dei
Libera me
In Paradisum

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