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Lily Afshar has broken barriers throughout her career. The first woman in the world to earn a doctorate in guitar performance, Afshar has developed an international reputation as performer, pedagogue, and recording artist. Her collaborative work with composers and artists has resulted in notable world premieres and seven CDs. Born in Iran to a musical family, she has also arranged and published Persian and Azerbaijani folk music for guitar. This remarkable woman is Professor of Guitar at The University of…Find out more »
also on Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Jan. 5, 2020, Feb. 2, March 1, April 5, May 3 Join us for a traditional Anglican choral liturgy in Calvary’s beautiful nave at twilight. Childcare is available for children ages 0-5. “Choral Evensong is a 45-min long peace-inducing church service in which the ‘song’ of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the ‘even’ point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation–church members, agnostics…Find out more »
Fisk University opened in Nashville in 1866 as the first American university to offer a liberal arts education to “young men and women irrespective of color.” Five years later the school was in dire financial straits. George L. White, Fisk treasurer and music professor then, created a nine-member choral ensemble of students and took them on tour to earn money for the University. Eventually, enough money was raised to build the University’s first building. The ensemble continues to travel around…Find out more »
Join us on Sun. Dec. 1 at 4:00 p.m. for a traditional candlelight service of scripture and song featuring the Calvary choirs, and prepare your heart for the birth of Christ.Find out more »
Nicole Keller is an active solo and chamber music recitalist and clinician. She is on faculty at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio where she teaches organ and harpsichord. She serves as associate 0rganist at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland. Devoted to the development of amateur and volunteer choristers and musicians of every age level, Nicole has created organ and choral scholar programs, developed successful children’s choir programs, and has led choirs on tour.Find out more »
Friends of Music is pleased to collaborate with IRIS Orchestra this season. Since 2000, IRIS Orchestra has boasted a stellar roster of talent from the leading orchestras, universities and chamber groups in the country, all of whom share a passionate commitment to the highest standards of performance. These virtuosic musicians have created an exhilarating laboratory for musical discovery. Join us for this exclusive chamber concert featuring IRIS string musicians, including the IRIS Artist Fellows, performing master chamber works.Find out more »
Calvary Episcopal Church’s mission is to make God’s love visible in downtown Memphis. The Friends of Music ministry seeks to make it visible by enhancing the sacred music of Calvary’s liturgies, while also opening the doors of Calvary to the larger community of the Mid-South for a variety of concert opportunities. If you would like to become a Friend of Music, please contact Kristin Lensch, or click the Donate button below. You may also contact one of the committee members: Desi Franklin, chair; Frank Anthony; Kell Christie; John Palmer; Katy Hopkins; and Dave Rupke.
In our 2019-2020 season, we are grateful for the support of:
Frank Anthony ● Vincent Astor ● Mary Baird ● Debbie & David Balling ● Linda Bennett ● Edwin Bozeman ● Lucia & Hal Crenshaw ● Michele Crump ● Robert Dodge ● Jan & Barney Elam ● Lawrence Estes ● Barbara & Jeff Etheridge ● Gene Hayden & Ty Legge ● Betsy & Ed Kelly ● Dorothy Kirsch ● Kristin Lensch & Tim Huebner ● David Lensch ● Margaret McLean ● Gail Murray & Joe Hawes ● Linda & Mike Nelson ● John Palmer & Dave Ousset ● Bob Owens ● Dana Sue & Ann Percer ● Pat Robison ● June Rose ● Needie & Tom Rountree ● Ann Saccomano ● Julie & Billy Shaw ● Ainslie Pryor Todd ● Judy Tucker ● Milton Winter ● Brenda & Jerry Woemmel
If you would like to make a donation, you may do so through the PayPal button below or by calling Financial Administrator Cindy Yeager at 901-312-5204. Together, let’s make something beautiful happen.
Calvary Episcopal Church Friends of Music
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