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Special Musical Events
2015-16 Season

All Souls Requiem Service
Featuring the Requiem as set by Gabriel Fauré
Sung by Schola Cantorum, Redeemer & Chancel Choirs
with string orchestra
Sunday, November 1 at 4pm


The illumination of our new outdoor
Church lighting will take place immediately following this service.

Mozart in March: Mozart Requiem
Sung by choirs from The Redeemer and
Trinity Church (Episcopal), Princeton.
Featuring orchestra and soloists from amongst our staff singers.
Saturday, March 5 at 7:30pm
(reception to follow)
$20 adult / $10 student  /
children 12 and under are free
Candlelight Evening of Nine Lessons & Carols
Sung by the choirs of The Redeemer
Sunday, December 13 at 7pm
(reception to follow)
Free-will offering benefits the
Margaret Orr Memorial Choral Scholarship
The Philadelphia Brass in Concert
Featuring Michael Diorio, organ, with The Philadelphia Brass
Special duet and ensemble performances with Michael Stairs
Sunday, April 17 at 4pm (reception to follow)
$20 adult / $10 student /
children 12 and under are free

Dining with Divas!
Sung by our Staff Singers and members of the Schola Cantorum
Enjoy dinner, drink and entertaining musical selections
throughout the evening.
Saturday, February 6 at 6:30pm
Proceeds benefit the 2016 Music & Mission Trip.

The Redeemer Annual Garden Party
Annual all-parish event at the Appleford Estate.
Cocktails, hors d’ouevres, dinner, silent auction.
Performances by our choirs.
Sunday, May 1 at 4pm
All Proceeds benefit the efforts of
Music at The Redeemer.






Mozart Requiem March 5



Mozart Requiem in March

By Michael Diorio

The Redeemer music program will present Mozart’s Requiem on Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m.  Our Schola and Adult Choir members will be joined by a full orchestra, and the choirs of Trinity Church, Princeton, with our staff singers as the featured soloists.

The Requiem was composed almost 225 years ago, and was unfinished when Mozart died on December 5, 1791. It was commissioned by an unknown party for a mere 225 florins, roughly $945 in today’s monies. The revenues that the Requiem has generated over the past two centuries, through recordings, performances, royalties and the like, would have made Mozart a wealthy man, yet he died practically penniless.

Even more amazing is the perennial appeal of this work. Even as customs, tastes and styles evolve, Mozart’s Requiem, and the brilliance it reflects, remain timeless.

While this is a ticketed event, it will also serve as both a memorial concert and a fundraiser for The Redeemer’s music program. Donors may sponsor a specific movement of the Requiem in honor or memory of a loved one. For a set donation, the names of those remembered will appear in the program together with the names of the sponsors.

Our hope is to present this program not as a concert event, but as a meaningful sacred offering that inspires hope of redemption and peace in God’s eternal light. By pairing movements of the Requiem with the names of those dearly remembered, as the Faure Requiem was presented in November, we underscore the abiding kinship—as the Church promises—between us and “those who rejoice with us, but on another shore.”

Please mark your calendars for this exciting offering and consider your involvement as a benefactor or sponsor.  If you would like information on how to become a sponsor or benefactor, please contact the music office by emailing or call 610.525.2486, ext. 22.

Click here for advance tickets and childcare reservations.

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2016 Choirs Music & Mission Trip to Ireland


2016 Music & Mission Trip
Choirs Travel to Ireland

By Michael Diorio

The Music Committee at The Redeemer is excited to announce our third Music & Mission Trip scheduled for the summer of 2016. Our destination for this trip is Ireland. The trip is designed so that all participants will participate in outreach experiences in addition to sharing their musical abilities, much like the 2011 and 2014 trips. Our participants will include youth members of Schola Cantorum and adult choir members, as well as our staff singers, Michael Stairs and myself.

Our initial itinerary has scheduled stops in Kilkenny, Galway, the Aaran Islands, Sligo and Dublin, with visits to the Cliffs of Moher, the Rock of Cashel, Kylemore Abbey, Kilkenny Castle, the coastal village of Howth, the Newgrange Tombs, and the Book of Kells exhibition at Trinity College Library.

Our engagements will include a joint concert with a local youth choir in Kilkenny, as well as serving as the choir at the Anglican Cathedral of St. Canice for Sunday services. We will present concerts at the Church of St. Nicholas (Galway) and offer a benefit concert for the restoration of the cathedral organ in Sligo. The youth and adults will also participate in a music exchange with a local Dublin orchestra of students: once disadvantaged, but now re-centered through a curriculum-wide approach to music education. Our final concert will take place in Dublin at Christ Church Cathedral.

The choir program at The Redeemer has benefitted greatly from our Music & Mission trips.  These experiences have become an intrinsic part of our mission, at the same time fostering collegiality and fellowship among peer groups and across generations. In short, these trips illustrate the power of outreach that music can extend to any place in the world.

The afternoons when we will engage in service learning and outreach projects will underscore music as a conduit for kindness and hope, especially for our younger members. It is my belief that all participants will know spiritual and musical growth: valuable as both a “take away,” and a lasting commitment as we continue our music ministry on this campus.

The music program is ever grateful for the support of the parish and friends of the program that help enable the endeavors in which we engage, benefiting not only our participants but the church as a whole.

Photos from the 2015 Garden Party
May 3, 2015 (50 photos)
Photos from The Redeemer Garden Party, May 3, 2015
Church of the Redeemer - 230 Pennswood Road - Bryn Mawr, PA 19010