A letter from the Dean: Our Music MInistry

Dear St. Paul´s family, Our Pentecost celebration last Sunday was joyful and Spirit-filled. I had the blessing of attending all four services and experiencing the wide variety of gifts and cultures that we enjoy here in San Diego. We heard the Acts reading in many different languages, we experienced a graceful dance, we sang great … READ MORE…

Singing hymns: photoessay

The humorist Garrison Keillor is credited with the following:  Many Episcopalians are bred from childhood to sing in four-part harmony, a talent that comes from sitting on the lap of someone singing alto or tenor or bass and hearing the harmonic intervals by putting your little head against that person’s rib cage. It’s natural for … READ MORE…

Street Choir Benefit Concert: Homeless Serving the Homeless Through Music

Lyssa Melonakos of First Presbyterian Church shares this event with us: The San Diego Street Choir, featured in the Union Tribune back in December, has grown a lot over the past year, both in numbers and in confidence. The Street Choir is a choir designed for individuals experiencing homelessness. Despite the nature of street life—a … READ MORE…

So you’ve taken up the Cello?

“Yes, I have.” “But aren’t you writing any longer?” “Well, not as much.” “It’s just that you’d mentioned a third novel in the Laguna series. Think you’ll write it?” Conversations like this happen fairly often. You get known for doing one thing and people expect you’re going to always do that. After all, don’t you … READ MORE…

A farewell from our organ scholar

Dear Friends, It is bittersweet to announce my farewell recital from St. Paul’s Cathedral. I have learned such a tremendous breadth of knowledge from Canon Green over the course of my tenure here and regret that I will not be able to continue to learn from him and work with the wonderful choirs here. Having … READ MORE…

Franckly speaking: summer concert series

Dear Friends, I am so thrilled to be announcing this July’s recital series at St. Paul’s Cathedral. At a time when many organizations are slowing down for summer vacation, we are so happy to be filling in the gap with beautiful music on the newly-restored Quimby pipe organ. This coming month we will be hosting … READ MORE…

A visit to Quimby: Organ Update

Quimby Workshops In late June I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Quimby Pipe Organ’s shops in person. In this article, I’ll take you along with me as best I can on my time spent there alongside some of the most talented pipe organ craftsmen in the United States. The Quimby Pipe Organ (QPO) facility … READ MORE…

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