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Gloucester Cathedral (UK) Organist Emeritus and currently Artist-in-Residence at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine, David Briggs is an internationally renowned organ virtuoso. Concertizing all over the world, Briggs is particularly gifted in the art of improvisation and transcribing symphonic works for the king of instruments. Among other masterworks, he will play his transcription of the final movement of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony #3, sometimes called the Organ Symphony. Join us on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Church as we welcome Mr. Briggs to central Louisiana.
HANDEL IN LOVE
Amorous duets, arias, and instrumental works mix freely on this tribute to the Baroque ear’s finest musical dramatist. A truly cosmopolitan figure, George Frederic Handel combined a sturdy German musical heritage with sophisticated Italian training, in works that remain emblematic of his adopted English home. The Grammy nominated early music ensemble, Ars Lyrica Houston, directed by Matthew Dirst together with soprano, Joanna Latini, and Grammy winning tenor, Aaron Sheehan, will perform in the Church on November 21, 2019 beginning at 7:00PM. You will not want to miss this Baroque extravaganza.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
If you missed their February, 2019 concert at St. James, you missed one of the finest and most entertaining evenings ever presented at St. James. In their only tour stop in Louisiana, the incomparable British vocal ensemble, VOCES8, returns to St. James on February 28, 2020 with an all new program of sacred and secular choral works. This promises to be another evening of incredible music-making performed by this world renowned group. Taking place in the Church, the concert begins at 7:00PM and there will be a reception in the Parish Hall following the conclusion of the program. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend.