Harrowing Of Hell

Music Performances

Timeless music in the sacred spaces of Epiphany

Music often does what words cannot. It stirs emotions, quiets the soul, and challenges us to think differently about our world. Choral services and concerts give us the opportunity to experience music together, in a common space and context, in a way that nourishes, and maybe even builds community.

Music is a core strength of Epiphany, and we strive to uphold choral excellence in all of our worship offerings. Our Music Guild was created to uphold that excellence. It also sponsors world class concerts for the community.

We hope that you will join us for a concert or choral service, and experience great music in community with others.

Our Performances Series

Due to COVID-19, our community concerts and choral offerings are being offered virtually. Tune in to our livestreamed musical offerings, like Choral Evensong, every week — and see below or check our calendar for more information about the 2020-2021 season.

Choral Evensong

Sung at the close of day in Cathedrals and churches throughout the world, Choral Evensong is a service of Evening Prayer, derived from the ancient offices of Vespers and Compline. The choir sings the traditional evening prayers of the church that have been offered for centuries, while the congregation listens, joins in the hymns, and adds their own prayers to those of the choir. It is an opportunity for peaceful meditation in the midst of our busy lives. 

At Epiphany, Choral Evensong is sung three times each week. 

  • Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, these services are currently livestreamed by a small ensemble. Check out our Evensong playlist on youtube for a full archive of services.

 

Community Concerts

All concerts for the 2020-2021 season will be offered virtually on our youtube channel until such time that we can safely offer in-person performances. Please see below for information on upcoming performances.

Dr. Wyatt Smith, Harpsichord
7:30 p.m.
Live in the church and live-streamed on our youtube channel

Epiphany’s own Dr. Wyatt Smith will perform J. S. Bach’s famed Goldberg Variations on harpsichord. The Variations hold a unique place in the canon of classical music, having been adapted to a myriad of different instruments, including guitar, piano, recorder ensemble, string trio, organ, and more. In this performance, you will hear the Variations in the soaring acoustics of the main church at Epiphany. Plan to join us for a resplendent evening of music by Bach at his best! A reception will follow the performance.

Wyatt Smith
     Dr. Wyatt Smith

Dr. Robin McCabe, piano
Friday, January 28, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Live in the church and live-streamed on our youtube channel

Dr. Robin McCabe, internationally-renowned pianist and Professor of Piano at the University of Washington, will perform the original solo piano version of Modest Mussorgsky’s well-known Pictures at an Exhibition. Beginning with the famous Promenade and ending with the majestic musical depiction of the Great Gates of Kiev, this performance by Dr. McCabe should not be missed! A reception will follow the concert.

Robin McCabe
      Dr. Robin McCabe

Byron Schenkman, harpsichord | Josh Romatowski, baroque flute 
Adaiha MacAdam-Some, viol
Friday, March 25, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Live in the church and live-streamed on our youtube channel

Byron Schenkman and friends will perform a delightful program of French Baroque trios including Francois Couperin’s Concert Royal No. 2 and Jaques Morel’s Chaconne, among others. A reception will follow the performance.

 

Byron Schenkman Poster
Byron Schenkman
Joshua Romatowski
Josh Romatowski
Adaiha MacAdam-Somer

Livestreamed at 6:15 p.m. on our youtube channel.
Joseph Williams, piano

Tacoma-based pianist Joseph Williams will close out our 2020-2021 season with a recital on Epiphany’s 1901 Hamburg Steinway our historic Chapel.

Joseph Williams
     Joseph Williams