St. Paul’s (Houston) Choir Presents “An Evening for Edinburgh”
St. Paul’s (Houston) Choir will host an evening of entertainment featuring Scottish folksongs, favorite arias, and a glint of Broadway. This “Evening for Edinburgh,” to be held in the church’s Fondren Hall on Friday, November 20, will begin at 6:45 with a silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and the entertainment.
Funds raised from the $50/person event will provide scholarships for choir members traveling to Scotland as part of the St. Paul’s Choir-in-Residence at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland, next July 11-17.
The St. Paul’s Choir has served previous residencies at Westminster Abbey, York Minster, Ely Cathedral, St. Alban’s Cathedral, and Exeter Cathedral. The choir also has led worship at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, St. Thomas Fifth Avenue in New York, and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
Through an intense week of rehearsals and worship, a residency experience reinforces a sense of community, builds musicianship, and strengthens faith. Such residencies also have renewed members’ personal sense of purpose in and commitment to the musical heritage that is integral to St. Paul’s Choir’s identity and its role in the community.
The community also benefits from the choir’s preparation as, in addition to leading two worship services every Sunday morning, they will lead six Evensong services between now and June. The next will be an All Saints Evensong service on November 1 at 4 p.m. and will include Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem.
To purchase tickets for An Evening for Edinburgh, please call the Music Department at 713-528-5776 or stop by the church’s Jones Plaza on the Sunday mornings of October 18, 25, November 8, or 15.
Located at 5501 Main at Binz/Bissonnet in the Museum District, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is a cathedral for Houston that embodies its diversity inspires faith and leads change for the common good of all peoples and communities. Free parking is available across Fannin Street from the church, and the Museum District Metro Rail stops are within walking distance of the church. Website: www.stpaulshouston.org.