2019-2020 Music Series Season
Our 13th Season Providing the Mansfield and Richland County Communities with Great Music!
“Where words fail, music speaks…”
So said the Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen in speaking of the power of music. Robert Schumann, the great German Romantic composer of the early 19th century, said it this way: “To send light into the darkness of human hearts – such is the duty of the musician and the artist.”
The power of music to express our deepest, most inexpressible longings and our most profound emotions is but one reason the St. Peter’s Music Series works so hard to preserve and present great music in the Mansfield and Richland County communities. We also strive to educate and equip our children to carry on with the gift of music through educational outreach by artists who perform in our concerts.
The St. Peter’s Music Series is committed to the growth and development of our community through collaboration in the creative and performing arts with other organizations and groups in our area and beyond. From area church and school choirs, to Mid-Ohio Opera, to the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, our Music Series has long sought to build a solid collaborative foundation for Music and the Arts here.
Won’t you consider supporting our efforts? We cannot succeed without the generous help of people like you. Your attendance and financial support make all the difference. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the St. Peter’s Music Series. Together we can make certain the music speaks for everyone in our community!
This is a return performance by the Brass Ensemble that thrilled concert-goers last spring with their Renaissance and Baroque selections. In their return performance here, the Suburban Brass Ensemble will be joined by the student Brass Ensemble from Oberlin College/Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The performance will feature works from the Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, with an extra helping of music that’s a little bit newer!
Famed A Cappella Choir The Thirteen present Tallis Through the Looking Glass. Featuring Tallis’ symphonic-in-scope Gaude gloriosa Dei mater, Britten’s touching and powerful Hymn to St. Cecilia, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Fly Away I, selected repertoire from the distinctly-American Sacred Harp repertoire and more, this concert promises to be a display of virtuosity and artistry.
In honor and support of Black Catholic History Month, the Gospel Choir of St. Dominic’s Church in Columbus, Ohio, under the Direction of Mansfield native Vernon Hairston, will present a program of Spirituals and Gospel Music in the African American tradition. This program promises to be a rousing and inspiring performance which will leave you wanting more!
St. Peter’s Choir and Orchestra return with this perennial favorite just in time for the Christmas season. Readings, music, and prayer help the listener to appreciate more deeply the Advent and Christmas seasons and give the chance to rest and reflect before those busy, demanding days.
St. Peter’s School celebrates Catholic Schools Week every year and always begins with a concert where our students and faculty get to demonstrate their musical skills.
Not even a spoonful of sugar is as sweet as the annual St. Peter’s Parish and School Musical. This year’s musical is Mary Poppins.
Flutist Angela Massey will present a program for Flute and Piano featuring a unique and varied program of classical and contemporary classical music
St. Peter’s Choir and Orchestra will conclude the season with their annual Spring concert featuring the Requiem and Magnificat of English composer John Rutter.