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.
The Mastersingers, Troubadours and Trouveres children and youth choirs sing James Taylor’s “Shed a Little Light” on Sunday, November 13, 2016.
Sunday, November 13
On the Sunday after Election Day we will gather at 5:00 p.m. for a Contemplative Eucharist with special intentions for hope and healing for our nation. The meditative rhythm of choral and instrumental music combined with the silence and the beauty of the church architecture will offer balm for our polarization and polemic weary souls. The homily is an instrumental piece and the prayers are said silently — with the invitation to light a candle at the altar rail or transept as outward and visible signs of the light we are called to shine in the world.
Sunday, November 20
A founding member of Herbie Hancock’s seminal band The Headhunters, as well as a performer and composer in Hancock’s influential Mwandishi band Bennie Maupin might be best known for his atmospheric bass clarinet work on numerous Miles Davis recordings.
Sunday, October 16
Dwight Trible is a singer who combines the best of vocal virtuosity with musicianship and improvisational skills to the delight of audiences and musicians alike. In addition to performing with his own group, the Dwight Trible Ensemble, Dwight is the vocalist with the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet and is also the vocal director for the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples’ Arkestra.
“What we are doing here tonight, enjoying the beauty of this music, is an act of political warfare. If we are going to heal this planet, reconcile grievances, repair harm done in the past and the present, we have to have beauty and joy in our lives.”
Saturday, June 18
Thirty-one of our Trouveres will be attending the Pacific International Choral Festival (Picfest) in Eugene, Oregon June 21st – 27th — a festival featuring ten children’s and youth choirs from around the country. All Saints is honored to be the only church choir participating in this prestigious festival.
Sunday, June 26
TriTone Asylum — a collective of Los Angeles musicians — brings together years of experience and collaboration. The instruments at their sonic core are the electric valve instrument (EVI), keyboards and/ or guitar, electric bass, saxophone and drums.
May 22, 2016
by Jenny Tisi
Every summer, I sit for countless hours at my computer and chose repertoire for the following season. While I listen, I try to keep my mind open for a theme for spring concert, all while concentrating on worship service literature.
Monday, May 16
Coventry Choir will lead a service of readings and music for the Los Angeles chapter of the American Guild of Organists (A.G.O.) on Monday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m. All Saints is honored once again by the invitation of a professional music organization to lead one of their meetings.