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Concerts and Friends of Music

­­­­­­­­Saint Bridget shares its many gifts, from its great musical instruments to its own talented musicians with the greater Richmond community.

Saint Bridget Church has over the years hosted concerts by The Notre Dame Folk Ensemble, Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns, and The American Boy Choir.  In recent years, concerts have been given by noted local musicians to celebrate the restoration of the parish’s 1924 Steinway piano, and international touring artists who helped celebrate the completion of the John-Paul Buzard, Opus 42 pipe organ.

The Friends of Music is a group of parishioners and non-parishioners who donate funds to enable this series, provide in-kind gifts for receptions, or assist with set-up or clean-up for an event.  At times, these Friends of Music might also assist in hosting the artist, or artists.

Please visit our E-giving Page here to make a financial contribution to the series, or contact the Music Minister (see below) to inquire about assisting with events on the series.

 

2016-2017 Concert Season

A Gift of Music to the Richmond Community, all concerts are free, though donations are gratefully accepted.

Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30 P.M: Allen Bean, Organist.  Our Music Minister gives a concert as a gift to the parish and the community.  His program will show off the many colors of the John-Paul Buzard, Opus 42 pipe organ through the music of Bach, Buxtehude, Saint-Saens, and other great composers.

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.: Chamber Choir Concert, William Buckley, Director.  William Buckley, our Assistant Music Minister leads a concert of great sacred choral music.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.: Rachel Laurin, Organist. Rachel Laurin has been Associate Organist of St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, and Titular Organist at Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa. A highly regarded international performer, she is also highly regarded as a composer and improviser.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 3:30 P.M.: Mark Laubach, Organist: Mark Laubach holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and the Eastman School of Music of Rochester University. He was the winner of the First Prize in the American Guild of Organists 1984 Young Artists’ Competition.  He has performed extensively in the United States and England, lectured at many conventions of the American Guild of Organists, and is respected as a superb liturgical musician.

This concert is given during the 2017 Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists. Saint Bridget is proud that our John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ is being featured during this gathering.

Coming: 2017-2018 Concert Season

 

 

2015 - 2016 Concert Season

A Gift of Music to the Richmond Community, all concerts are free, though donations are gratefully accepted.

Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:30 P.M: Allen Bean, Organist.  Our Music Minister gives a concert as a gift to the parish and the community.  His program will show off the many colors of the John-Paul Buzard, Opus 42 pipe organ.

 Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:30 P.M.: Daniel Stipe, Organist.  Richmond’s own virtuoso organist gives a concert in support of the LPM program of Virginia.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:30 P.M.: Daniel Roth, Organist of St. Sulpice, Paris, and International Organ Concert Artist.  This will be the first concert given on the Buzard, Opus 42 organ by a European organist.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear this great concert.

Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:30 P.M.: VCU Artistic Ambassodors to Colombia, VCU’s Brass Quintet that will visit Cartagena in the spring.  This concert will feature a quintet of VCU brass students who will visit Colombia at the end of this academic year.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7:30 P.M.:  Hymn Festival led by The Saint Bridget Choirs.  Find inspiration through singing along with, and hearing our Adult and Girl & Boy Choirs. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:30 P.M.: Russell Weismann, Organist. Russell is currently the Director of Music at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish in Bethesda, Maryland. His previous professional experience includes serving as Associate Director of Music at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Director of Music and Liturgy and Adjunct Professor of Sacred Music at Georgetown University, University Chapel Organist and Teaching Fellow at Yale University and Associate Music Director at Saint Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA.

Contact Allen Bean (abean@saintbridgetchurch.org) for more information.

Contact Info

Saint Bridget Catholic Church
6006 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, Virginia 23226

Office: (804) 282-9511
Fax: (804) 285-7227
Priests' Residence: (804) 282-9318
parishmail@saintbridgetchurch.org

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mass Schedule

Saturday:
Reconciliation at 4:00pm and by appointment
Vigil Mass: 5:30pm

Sunday:
7:30am, 9:00am,11:00am, 5:00pm

Daily:
8:00am, except holidays as scheduled

 

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