Epiphany Music Guild

Epiphany Music Guild Please join us as we present exceptional musicians in a wonderful space, and, if you are able, please consider joining us to help make this all possible.
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The Epiphany Music Guild presents musical events (concerts, recitals, choral services, etc.) that serve as cultural, spiritual, and social opportunities for the community. The Church of the Epiphany
5450 Churchwood Drive
Oak Park, CA 91377
Google Maps: http://bit.ly/8MVTCK

The Epiphany Music Guild presents musical events (concerts, recitals, choral services, etc.) that serve as cultural, spiritual, and social opportunities for the community. The Church of the Epiphany
5450 Churchwood Drive
Oak Park, CA 91377
Google Maps: http://bit.ly/8MVTCK

Operating as usual

08/12/2021

THE EPIPHANY MUSIC GUILD RETURNS! After our 2019-2020 season was interrupted by COVID-19, we are delighted to return to the superb acoustics of the Church of the Epiphany with a new season of music for the community. During our upcoming season, in order to ensure everyone’s safety, we will follow all applicable COVID protocols that may be in effect at the time of the event. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding!

TBA: Epiphany Music Guild Member Appreciation Event
Concert: DuoGliss

Harpists Hee Jin Yoon and Koni Choi delighted our audience during our 2016-2017 season, and will return with a varied program of music for the unusual combination of two harps. After the program, please join us for a reception to thank those who make our series of events possible through their generous donations. If you were a member of the Epiphany Music Guild for our interrupted 2019-2020 season or if you join the EMG before September 15, you will receive an invitation to this special event.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 4 PM
Festive Concert and Reception to benefit the EMG, featuring Trio Céleste

Trio Céleste (Iryna Krechkovsky, violin, Ross Gasworth, cello, and Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano) has performed on our series every year since 2014, except for the interruption caused by COVID-19, during which they streamed a concert for us! They have a special connection to the EMG, and, to thank us for supporting them, they want to support us through this benefit concert. This program will include selections from Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande arranged for Piano Trio by Henri Mouton, Rachmaninov’s Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, and Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 7 in Bb Major, Op. 97, the “Archduke” Trio. Admission is free for members of the EMG; suggested donations for non-members are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for students.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 5, 4 PM
An Advent Service of Lessons and Carols

Epiphany’s musicians will lead this annual service, which begins with the story of the fall of humanity, concludes with the Annunciation and Mary’s visit to Elizabeth, and tells in scripture and song of the prophecies of the coming of God’s Son, Jesus. Interspersed with the lessons will be choral anthems and congregational hymns.

SUNDAY JANUARY 9, 2022, 4 PM
Concert: Dolce Vento

We are excited to present for the first time on our series the ensemble Dolce Vento (Susan Greenberg, flute, Sean Stackpoole, flute and saxophone, and Tae Yeon Lim, piano). Their program will include music by J. S. Bach, Franz Doppler, and Friedrich Kuhlau.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 20, 7 PM
A Service of Contemplation and Prayer in the Style of Taizé

In the 1940s, a monastic community in Taizé, France, created a new form of prayer service that was specificially designed to be ecumenical and non-denominational. Brief, easy songs are repeated to create a meditative atmosphere, and are interspersed with readings and silence to encourage contemplation. Led by the Parish Choir, this quiet, reflective service is patterned on the worship practices at Taizé. This service offers worshipers the opportunity to enter into a prayerful experience of God.

SUNDAY MARCH 20, 7 PM
Compline

Compline has liturgical antecedents that date back to the Fourth Century, and is a contemplative and richly beautiful service that brings the day to a peaceful close. It is sung, entirely a cappella, by the Epiphany Schola.

SUNDAY MAY 1, 4 PM
Combined Epiphany Music Guild and Red Door Vineyard Wine Event
Concert: Bach-stravaganza II

The players of Oak Baroque return with an exciting all-Bach program that will feature the Sinfonia from Cantata 156 for oboe and strings, the Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041, the Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042, and the reconstructed Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060R. A discounted admission of $10 is available for members of the EMG and the Red Door Vineyard; suggested donations for non-members are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for students. To ensure that there is sufficient food and wine, those who wish to attend are asked to make a reservation no later than Wednesday, April 27, by contacting [email protected], or by calling (818) 991-4797, ext. 26.

SUNDAY JUNE 5, 4 PM
Festival Choral Evensong for the Feast of Pentecost

Choral Evensong is a service of psalms, scripture, prayers, and beautiful music, all designed to help those present experience God in a profound way. This special Evensong celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit will be led by Epiphany’s Parish Choir and Schola.

Programmed musical selections are subject to change.

03/13/2020

In light of the rapidly developing novel coronavirus situation, we will not be offering our service of Compline this coming Sunday, March 15. If we can work out details, it might be postponed or livestreamed or recorded and put up on YouTube at a later date.

The 2020 Best of Oak Park Awards has named the Epiphany Music Guild as the Best Non-Profit Organization in Oak Park!
01/30/2020

The 2020 Best of Oak Park Awards has named the Epiphany Music Guild as the Best Non-Profit Organization in Oak Park!

08/05/2019

We are delighted to announce our 2019-2020 season! Please join us for some (or all!) of these wonderful concerts featuring great music performed by superb musicians in the musically ideal acoustic of the lovely Church of the Epiphany.

TBA: Epiphany Music Guild Member Appreciation Event
An Evening with Janene Lovullo
[If you were a member of the Epiphany Music Guild last season or if you join the EMG before September 15 you will receive an invitation to this special event.] Grizabella in Cats; Fantine in Les Mis–these are only two of the roles in the repertoire of award-winning singer/actress Janene Lovullo. Janene will bring a program of Broadway favorites and great American standards in her first appearance at Epiphany. We will begin and end in the Bishop’s Hall with a reception to thank those who make our series of events possible through their generous donations.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3, 5 PM
Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints
Please join Epiphany’s Parish Choir and Schola for this annual service in which we honor the lives of the faithful who have gone before us. Music will include the first West Coast performance of the 2019 revision of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in B minor by Jay Wilcox.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3, 6 PM
Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115, Johannes Brahms
Chris Stoutenborough, clarinet, joined by Iryna Krechkovsky, violin, Ross Gasworth, cello, and members of the Chamber Music | OC Pre-College Program will offer these two moving masterpieces. The concert will be followed by an opportunity to meet the artists.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8, 5 PM
An Advent Service of Lessons and Carols
Epiphany’s Choirs will lead this annual service, which begins with the story of the fall of humanity, concludes with the Annunciation and Mary’s visit to Elizabeth, and tells in scripture and song of the prophecies of the coming of God’s Son, Jesus. Interspersed with the lessons will be choral anthems and congregational hymns.

SUNDAY JANUARY 12, 5 PM
Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Epiphany
In celebration of the name day of the Church of the Epiphany, our Schola will lead a service of choral evensong featuring a capella choral music and accompanied congregational singing.

SUNDAY JANUARY 12, 6 PM
Concert: FutureReadyMusicians
FutureReadyMusicians is an organization that supports music graduates as they begin their careers, helping them to create interactive and engaging programs. The talented musicians who will join us will play music of varying eras and styles in differing combinations of oboe/english horn, violin, viola, and cello.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9, 7:30 PM
A Service of Contemplation and Prayer in the Style of Taizé
Led by the Parish Choir, this quiet, meditative, and reflective service is patterned on the worship practices of the French monastic community at Taizé, which has drawn pilgrims from all countries and of all ages to its services. This service offers worshipers the opportunity to enter into a prayerful experience of God.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 7:30 PM
Compline
Compline has liturgical antecedents that date back to the Fourth Century, and is a contemplative and richly beautiful service that brings the day to a peaceful close. It is sung, entirely a cappella, by the Epiphany Schola.

SUNDAY MAY 3, 5 PM
Combined Epiphany Music Guild and Red Door Vineyard Wine Adventure: Trio Céleste
Trio Céleste has been hailed as “the epitome of what chamber musicians should be.” It is our great good fortune to be able to present these consummate artists in a program consisting of the Piano Trio in Eb major, Op. 1, No. 1, by Ludwig van Beethoven, and the Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Admission is free to members of the EMG and the Red Door Vineyard; suggested donations for non-members are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for students. To ensure that there is sufficient food and wine, those who wish to attend are asked to make a reservation no later than Wednesday, April 29, by contacting [email protected], or by calling (818) 991-4797, ext. 26.

SUNDAY MAY 31, 5 PM
Festival Choral Evensong for the Feast of Pentecost
Choral Evensong is a service of psalms, scripture, prayers, and beautiful music, all designed to help those present experience God in a profound way. This special Evensong celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit will be led by Epiphany’s Parish Choir and Schola.

SUNDAY MAY 31, 6 PM
Concert: City of Angels Saxophone Quartet (COASQ)
With a wide and varied repertoire and innovative programming, COASQ constantly seeks new ways to connect with audiences through commentary focusing on the human stories behind the music that they perform. COASQ has received multiple endorsements from the Southern California Consortium of Chamber Music Presenters for their ability to attract new audiences to classical music. Their program will include selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story.

Programmed musical selections are subject to change.

11/09/2018

For those who love the Epiphany Music Guild, information about the church in the (I hope) aftermath of the #WoolseyFire. The Church building is fine, although the fire reached the edge of the property and burned the area between the parking lot and Churchwood Drive.

10/03/2018

Announcing our 2018-19 season!

Music Guild 2018-2019 Events

The Epiphany Music Guild (EMG) is pleased to announce its outstanding 2018-2019 season! We hope you are able to join us for some or all of these wonderful events.

Member Appreciation Event
(September 2018)

If you supported us last season, or if you join the EMG before September 19, 2018, you will receive an invitation to our Member Appreciation Event--in fact, if you supported us last season, your invitation was already sent to you! We are proud to present soprano Jessie Tisdale, accompanied by pianist Mark Salters. Jessie will offer a varied and interesting program that is guaranteed to delight you! We will begin and end in the Bishop's Hall with a reception to thank those who make our series of events possible through their generous donations.

Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints
(Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 5 p.m.)

Epiphany's Parish Choir and Schola will join forces to lead a service of Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints, to honor the lives of the faithful who have gone before us. Musical offerings will include the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A by Herbert Sumsion, the Preces and Responses by Craig Phillips, and The souls of the righteous by Epiphany's own Jay Wilcox.

Concert: Niv Ashkenazi, violin, and Zachary Deaks, piano (Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 6 p.m.)

Niv Ashkenazi played for our Member Appreciation Event last year, and blew the audience away with his stunning technique, his passionate musical interpretations, and his engaging personality. Niv's program will include Mozart's Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K. 304, Rachmaninoff's beloved Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14, and Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a. The concert will be followed by a reception where you can meet the artists.

An Advent Service of Lessons and Carols
(Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 5 p.m.)

In an annual Epiphany tradition, the choirs of the Church of the Epiphany lead an Advent Service of Lessons and Carols, helping us to focus on preparing ourselves for the coming of God's Son into our hearts. A series of scriptural readings are responded to with anthems and congregational hymns that reflect on the meaning of those lessons. Beginning with the fall of humanity, tracing the words of those who prophesied the coming of God's Son into the world, and climaxing with the Annunciation and Mary's visit to Elizabeth, the lesson tell of God's great love for us and his creation. This event will be followed by a simple reception.

Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Epiphany
(Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 5 p.m.)

To celebrate the feast day for which our church is named, the Epiphany Schola will lead a service of Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Epiphany. This service features a cappella choral music, including the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in C by Charles King, the Preces and Responses of Thomas Tallis, and the anthem Ab oriente venerunt Magi by Jacob Handl (also known as Jacobus Gallus).

Concert: FutureReadyMusicians
(Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 6 p.m.)

FutureReadyMusicians is an organization that provides guidance and support to recent music graduates as they navigate the beginnings of their careers. The ensemble that will play for us will consist of flute, oboe, viola, and cello. Their interactive and engaging program will feature music played by various combinations of instruments, and will include music in many styles and from many eras. This promises to be a wonderful ending to a special day!

A Service of Contemplation and Prayer in the style of Taizé (Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 5 p.m.)

Each year, our Parish Choir will leads a Service of Contemplation and Prayer in the Style of Taizé, based on the practices of the ecumenical monastic community in Taizé, France. Beloved by all who attend, this service is quiet, meditative, and reflective, offering those present an opportunity to enter into a prayerful experience of God.

Concert: Oak Baroque plays Vivaldi's Four Seasons
(Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 5 p.m.)

Oak Baroque, an ensemble that uses historically informed performance practice and plays period instruments, returns to Epiphany with Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons. The musicians will use a performing edition that was prepared from a manuscript copied by a student of Vivaldi a year after the work was initially published. This edition demonstrates that Vivaldi's concept of this work changed and grew, with sections that are even more virtuosic than those in the published version. While instantly recognizable as the Four Seasons, this performance will shed new light on this great work. The program will also include the Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052, by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Joint Event:
Epiphany Music Guild and the Red Door Vineyard
(Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 5 p.m.)
Concert by Trio Céleste

Trio Céleste is truly the crown jewel of our series. Hailed far and wide for their virtuosity, their musicianship, and their incredible ensemble, they return to Epiphany with a program that will include the powerful Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15, by Bedřich Smetana, his first masterpiece, and the utterly irresistible Café Music by Paul Schoenfeld. Hailed by critics as "the epitome of what chamber musicians should be," we are honored to present these consummate artists. The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., and continue with music, an intermission reception, more music, and a post-concert reception at which you can meet the artists. Admission is free to members of the EMG and the Red Door Vineyard; suggested donations for non-members are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for students. To ensure that there is sufficient food and wine, those who wish to attend are asked to make a reservation no later than Wednesday, April 18, by contacting [email protected], or by calling (818) 991-4797, ext. 26.

Compline
(Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.)

Compline is an evening liturgy whose antecedents date back to the Fourth Century. This contemplative service was particularly important in the English pre-Reformation Church, where skilled choirs sang rich polyphonic settings of many parts of the service. The Epiphany Schola sings this service entirely a cappella, interspersing chants with ethereal settings by great English composers William Byrd, John Sheppard, Thomas Tallis, and Robert White, and concluding with Victoria's Regina Caeli.

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Oak Park, CA
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