Visit the Hear Music section, under the Media heading on the Home Page, to hear selections by St. Edmund’s Choir, our magnificent Organ, joined by the Modern Brass Quintet.
St. Edmund’s Choir
St. Edmund’s Choir performs at the 10:00 AM liturgy, and we present music in the Episcopal liturgical tradition. Our 4 professional soloists perform regularly with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Los Angeles Opera, and with other US Opera companies. We are also blessed with the contributions of some excellent volunteer singers. Our main concert during the year is the service of Lessons and Carols. We hope you can join us and support our choir and music program. Please visit the Hear Music section of this website to sample organ and choral music at St. Edmund’s.
Our Handbell Choir, under the direction of Sylvia Smythe, performs at the Christmas Eve and Easter Liturgies, as well as other select occasions during the church year. Our 3 octaves of handbells have recently been refurbished, bringing new life to this ministry. See Sylvia Symthe about participation.
Upcoming Sunday Afternoon Organ Recitals
March 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm- Samuel S. Soria, Organist and Associate Director of Music at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, Los Angeles. Mr. Soria will play music of J. S. Bach, Herbert Howells, and Marcel Lanquetuit.
April 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm- Robert Hovencamp, Organist and Choirmaster of St. Edmund’s. Mr. Hovencamp will play music of J. S. Bach, Alec Wyton, Alexander Guilmant, and Charles Tournemire.
Receptions to follow all recitals.
April 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm - St. Edmund’s Organist / Choirmaster Robert Hovencamp will present the weekly noonday recital at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels following the Noon Mass. The Cathedral is located at 555 W. Temple St. in downtown Los Angeles.
Martin Chalifour, LA Philharmonic Concertmaster in Recital
April 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm - Los Angeles Philharmonic Concertmaster Martin Chalifour will present a violin recital in the sanctuary at St. Edmund’s as part of the Centennial Celebration of the City of San Marino. He will be accompanied by St. Edmund’s own Robert Hovencamp, as well as a small string ensemble. Mr. Chalifour will perform exceprts from his upcoming concert at Disney Hall with Gustavo Dudamel. Music of Bach, Mozart, Schubert, and Albinoni will be featured. The tickets are FREE, so plan on arriving early if you want a seat. A reception in the Fellows Hall will follow the recital.
We are always looking for talented local organists who would like to play one of our Sunday Afternoon Recitals. If you are interested in playing one of our programs, please contact Robert Hovencamp, the Organist/Choirmaster via the church office at 626-793-9167