Friends of Music
Garrison Keillor, who is an Episcopalian, once wrote a piece about our fondness for music, which began like this:
“We make fun of Episcopalians for their blandness, their excessive calm, their fear of giving offense, their lack of speed and also for their secret fondness for macaroni and cheese. But nobody sings like them.”
With his dry Midwestern humor, Keillor makes the point that music is a central element of Episcopal worship.
The Friends of Music is an organization of parishioners who seek to improve upon our already wondrous music program, under the direction of Dr. Ray Urwin, and to explore the many varieties of music that can enhance worship.
Over the years Friends of Music have invited a variety of musicians to perform various styles of music at Saint Michael & all Angels: Gospel, Russian acapella, jazz, rock, folk, and much more.
This year's concerts will include
September 22, 2019, 4:00 PM
Recital by Nathan Lewis with Reception afterward
November 17, 2019, 10:00 AM
Bagpipes with the Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band
March 28, 2020, 2:00 PM
LA Master Chorale performing Fauré’s Requiem
at Disney Concert Hall (Group trip on bus)
This is all made possible by your support. Please consider joining Friends of Music for 2019-2020 and donating to this year’s program. To donate, please use the form below. Make sure to click on the line that says "to Current Pledge" and choose "to Friends of Music." To make a recurring donation, click on the line that says "One Time Gift" and select the frequency of your donation. Thank you for your support!