Special Musical Events

Throughout the year, St. Paul’s is host to many concert performances which are held in the sanctuary.  Shown below are six performances through April 19, 2019.

York College Choir Presents
Holiday Light
Dec 9, 2018, 3 PM
The York College Chorale, Chamber Singers and Voca Bella  presented a seasonal program in the inspiring setting of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Selections by contemporary composers and classical masters centered around themes on light and hope. The choirs were conducted by Grace Muzzo and Christine Kates, and the singers were accompanied by a variety of instruments and the newly installed Letourneau Casavant organ.  There were also appropriate readings for the season.
Plans are underway for several music concerts and recitals to be held at St. Paul’s beginning in 2019.  You may want to mark your calendars for these special events. Feel free to invite your friends, neighbors and anyone who enjoys live Classical music.
Victor Fields will be presenting two organ and instruments recitals as listed.
Sunday, February 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – “Fields & Friends” Music for organ and instruments – Victor will collaborate with his friends and colleagues to present a variety of sacred and concert music for organ with bassoon, flute, English horn, french horn, piano, soprano, and organ duet. Guest musicians performing include: Robin Plant, Jill Haley, Elizabeth Erenberg, Nelle Bailey, Gretchen Dekker, Erin Lippard and Christine Kates.
This concert will be a fund-raising event to support the ongoing efforts of our Capital Campaign. Look for more information about the renovation celebration to be held that day.
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 3:00 PM- Music for trumpet and organ –  Postponed to a later date.
Victor will collaborate with professional trumpeter Jonah Kappraff of Lewisburg, PA. Jonah has played with many professional music ensembles in the Boston area for the past 15 years. He currently performs throughout the Susquehanna Valley & Central PA and has performed with the York and Williamsport Symphony orchestras. Jonah is married to Beth Willer who is Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at Bucknell University.
In the Spring of 2019 St. Paul’s will serve as host to several music ensembles presenting concerts.
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3:00 PM – York College of PA Wind Ensemble
The York College Department of Music will be bring the wind ensemble to perform in our Sanctuary. Selections include music for band and will feature Victor Fields playing organ with the ensemble. The Wind Ensemble is directed by Dr. Matthew Inkster, Professor of Music at the college.
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 3:00 PM – Harrisburg Choral Society & Orchestra
Plans are being finalized to host the 50 voice Harrisburg Choral Society and Orchestra to present a concert of sacred music. The featured work will be the Requiem Mass of French composer Maurice Duruflé. A 20+ piece orchestra and Victor Fields playing organ will accompany the Choral Society under the direction of Dr. Jason Vodicka. The Harrisburg Choral Society is the oldest choral ensemble in the Capital Region founded in 1895.
Good Friday, April 19, 2019 beginning at Noon – Organ & Art The Way of the Cross
Our organist Victor Fields will present a music and art depiction on the Way of the Cross. This will feature a 14 movement virtuosic organ work Le Chemin de la Croix – “The Way of the Cross” by the 20th French virtuoso organist and composer Marcel Dupre considered one of the greatest organists of all time.  There will be PowerPoint visual presentation of artwork shown on a projection screen to accompany the dramatic music.  This 70 minute presentation will allow you to reflect on the drama and passion that our Lord Jesus endured on the way to the Cross.  This music is rarely heard and seldom played, so it will be a way to guide you through Good Friday during Holy Week.