Late Addition to the Calendar!

Intimate Baroque

Sunday, September 25, at 6 pm in the Chapel

The Epiphany Seattle Music Guild will present a concert of French baroque music featuring six of the most noted baroque performers in the Puget Sound area: sopranos Madeline Bersamina and Rebekah Gilmore; Ingrid Matthews, baroque violin; Janet See, baroque flute; Juliana Soltis, viola da gamba; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord.

Dupree will play a harpsichord donated to Epiphany Seattle by long-time parishioner Bill Hoppin in loving memory of his wife Bonnie.

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An Invitation to Join the Music Guild

“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”

—Johann Sebastian Bach

On behalf of the Epiphany Seattle Music Guild, I hope you have had the chance to attend at least one of our inaugural events and “refresh” your soul. It has been a very exciting beginning for our first season of the Epiphany Seattle Music Guild. The Launch Concert in May was spectacular, many have said world-class. A selection of the finest musicians in the region played works by Purcell, Handel, and other composers to a packed church. In July, the Epiphany Seattle Music Guild welcomed our new Hamburg Steinway piano, an anonymous donation by a member of our parish, with a solo recital given by Peter Mack. And just this past Sunday, Byron Schenkman and Friends put on a wonderful chamber music recital to a full house in the chapel. Over 100 people attended!

The Epiphany Seattle Music Guild was founded to assist in Epiphany’s outreach to our neighborhood and the greater Seattle area. We use the beautifully restored church and chapel, with their new, specially enhanced acoustical properties, as our performance spaces. We work in close collaboration with the standing music program at Epiphany and are truly blessed to have one of the finest Anglican music directors in the country, Thomas Foster. Tom is integrally involved both with the church’s music and the Epiphany Seattle Music Guild.

Our mission is to be one of the primary community outreach initiatives of the parish with a consistent program of top quality, soul-refreshing music. We are currently a small dedicated volunteer team focused on including others at Epiphany in an effort to continue to produce amazing musical events that bless our community, neighbors, and city.

As such, we would like to invite you to join us for our first members meeting. It will be September 18, immediately after the 11 am service, in the Christie House Library. Join us to hear more about the Epiphany Seattle Music Guild, and, if you are then so inclined, get involved in sharing the great music being made at Epiphany!

If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please email me or call me at 425-943-1001. We look forward to seeing you on September 18!

Kent Mueller
Executive Committee Member

More About Byron Schenkman

Musical artist Byron ShenkmanByron Schenkman has recorded more than thirty CDs of 17th- and 18th-century repertoire, including recordings on historical instruments from the National Music Museum, Vermillion, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A recipient of the Erwin Bodky Award from the Cambridge Society for Early Music “for outstanding achievement in the field of early music,” he was voted “Best Classical Instrumentalist” by the readers of Seattle Weekly, and his piano playing has been described in The New York Times as “sparkling,” “elegant,” and “insightful.”

He has been a featured guest with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, the Daedalus Quartet, the Northwest Sinfonietta, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. He was also founding co-director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra with violinist Ingrid Matthews.

In 2013 he launched “Byron Schenkman & Friends,” a Baroque and Classical chamber music series at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Recently he has been studying Klezmer music with Shawn Weaver and has begun collaborating on performances of Russian Jewish art music with violinist Steven Greenman.

Schenkman is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and received his master’s degree with honors in performance from the Indiana University School of Music. He currently teaches at Seattle University and Cornish College of the Arts. In 2012 he also served as guest lecturer in harpsichord and fortepiano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

More about Peter Mack

Peter Mack wSchulhoff cmykIrish pianist Peter Mack is in great demand as a performer, clinician, adjudicator, and teacher. Celebrated for his moving playing and his easy rapport with audiences, he has performed throughout the United States and Europe, as well as in Australia, India, and the former Soviet Union. He is the winner of the New Orleans, Young Keyboard Artists, and Pacific International Piano Competitions. His prize in the Sherman-Clay competition included a Steinway grand piano. Naturally, he is a Steinway artist!

Peter Mack is well known for his extensive repertoire, having performed twenty-six concertos with orchestras. A choral scholar at Trinity College Dublin, and a fellow of Trinity College London, he has a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Washington. His principal teachers are Frank Heneghan and Bela Siki.

In 2013, Dr. Mack received the extraordinary honor of being asked to deliver both the Advanced Piano Masterclass at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) annual convention in California and the Masterclass for MTNA Winners at the biennial National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) in Illinois. His students are frequent winners of local, national, and international competitions. He is the proud teacher of nineteen MTNA national finalists, and two MTNA national first place winners.

A former board member of MTNA, Peter Mack was the chair of the MTNA National Conference Planning Committee for the 2014 Chicago conference. In 2015, he was selected as an MTNA Foundation Fellow, a program that “honors deserving individuals who have made significant contributions to the music world and the music teaching profession.”

Peter Mack’s recent engagements include performances in two of the most acoustically perfect performance spaces in Europe; the Salle Cortot of the Ecole Normale in Paris, and the Haydnsaal of the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria. Dr. Mack is Professor of Piano Performance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

“Mack is one of those lucky ones, born with a completely balanced set of talents. He has perfect piano hands, his technique is all but infallible, he has boundless temperament, style and taste, and above all, he communicates directly…. In all capacities he is indefatigable….”

Peter Mack will perform a Solo Lecture Recital on Sunday, July 10, at 6 pm in the Chapel on the 1901 Hamburg Steinway.