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The Last Jazz Vespers of the Season: Dawn Bishop

Sunday, July 16

Dawn Bishop is a creative visionary who is dedicated to enriching the lives of all people through music, encouraging hope through diversity and promoting the gift of creative expression everywhere. We are thrilled to welcome her to All Saints for our final Jazz Vespers service of the 2016/2017 Season. Susan Russell offers the meditation.

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Interim Choirmaster Announced

From Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena:

I am excited to announce that Jenny Wong will be joining the All Saints staff as our Interim Choirmaster. Jenny will be with us from August 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 while we engage in a thorough search for our permanent Director of Music and will conduct both Canterbury and Coventry choirs.

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Love Unfolding: Spring Choir Concert

Sunday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m. in the Church

Canterbury & Coventry Choirs, directed by James Walker, will perform Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, with instrumental ensemble along with music of Gwyneth Walker, Shawn Kirchner, René Clausen, Beethoven and Brahms.

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His Face

Those of us of a certain age, and younger folks with good comedic taste, will recall a running gag in the classic film, Airplane, when Lloyd Bridges’ character says “looks like I picked the wrong week to give up smoking … looks like I picked the wrong week to give up drinking … looks like I picked the wrong week to give up sniffing glue.”

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Jazz Vespers: Scott Robinson

Sunday, May 7

We are delighted to welcome Scott Robinson — with special guests Martin Wind, Bill Cunliffe & Joe La Barbera — to All Saints Church as our 2016/2017 Jazz Vespers Season continues.

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Lenten Evensong: Cantata 106 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Sunday, March 26 | 5pm

Coventry Choir, Soloists (Kelci Hahn, Serena Eichhorn, Daniel Ramon, Vincent Robles) and Instrumental Ensemble present Johann Sebastian Bach’s exquisite  and poignant Cantata No. 106, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit,  (God’s Time Is The Best of All) and plainsong Magnificat and Nunc dimittis.

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Jazz Vespers: Bill Cunliffe’s Big Band BACHanalia

Sunday, March 12

We welcome back to Jazz Vespers our own Grammy Award-winning arranger and composer-in-residence Bill Cunliffe — widely known for his swinging and lyrical pianism and his creativity and invention as a composer and arranger of jazz. Bill will be joined by special guests Denise Donatelli and Dawn Bishop.

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Russell Ferrante: Jazz Vespers

Sunday, January 15

All Saints parishioner, founding member of the YellowJackets, Russell Ferrante’s first exposure to music came from his church, where his father was the choir director as well as being a frequent vocal soloist and having a vocal gospel quartet. He began piano lessons at the age of nine with the expectation that one day he would be the church pianist … but his musical interests took him elsewhere.

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Advent Evening Services 2016

The Season of Advent marks the beginning of the new church year and the time of preparation for Christmas. Liturgically it is our antidote to the cultural Christmas frenzy that can be so consuming — and one of the joys of Advent at All Saints are the weekly Sunday Evening services offering time and space for the grace of reflection and refreshment with beautiful music and words of hope, joy and encouragement.

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