Special Musical Events 2017 

Lessons & Carols
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Sunday, December 10 at 7pm

Likely our most popular music event of the season, join us as all five choirs herald songs of the season paired with traditional lessons as used at King’s College, Cambridge. With a reception to follow, this service also serves as the main funding source for the Margaret Orr Memorial Choral Scholarship, which serves to help children in our music program participate in musical activities; such as music lessons and music and mission trips. Featuring organists Michael Stairs and Adrian Binkley, directed by Michael Diorio.

Chili Sale
Chili Sale

Sunday: Jan 28 & Feb 4

Once again the choirs will offer their famed chili selections along with homemade cornbread. Pint and quart sizes are available. Chili will be sold during coffee hour those two Sundays. Our supplies go fast, so first come, first served!

Dining with Divas
Dining with Divas

Saturday, February 10 at 6:30pm

Please join us for this important choir FUNraiser on Saturday, February 10th at 6:30pm for great food, fun music, and wonderful fellowship. The youth of the Schola Cantorum choir and our staff singers will present delightful music, excellent table service, and an atmosphere to be enjoyed by all ages. Music will include traditional song, choruses, as well as solos and ensemble pieces taken from the classical, operatic, musical theater, and folk traditions.

Williamson Voices
Wililiamson Voices

The Grammy® nominated Westminster Williamson Voices Choir—Sunday, April 15 at 5pm

You MUST come to this event! The Williamson Voices, directed by Dr. James Jordan, is one of the premier choirs OF THE WORLD. Based at Westminster Choir College, this group is also the in-residence choir for the Choral Institute at Oxford University, at which Michael Diorio studied last summer. If you had to hear just one choir in your life this would be the one. Mark your calendars for this incredible concert and reception!

The Redeemer Annual Garden Party
Garden Party

Sunday, May 20, 4pm at Appleford

The Garden Party is a time for parishioners and friends to come together in a beautiful setting to celebrate the arrival of spring, experience the vibrancy of The Redeemer, and support one of the major ministries at The Redeemer. Along with the colors and rolling landscape of the Appleford Estate, garden party goers can savor craftily catered foods, hear the choirs and soloists perform throughout the evening and bid on our excellent silent auction items!
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Meet Our New Organ Scholar

Adrian Binkley

The Michael Stairs Organ Scholar, named in honor of Michael Stairs, and in recognition of his history as a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, will be a position at The Redeemer intended for an undergraduate organ major at Curtis. The position will enable the student to receive practical and immersive experience in a parish church setting. This is something that not many organ students receive as part of their regular scholastic training. The organ scholar will accompany rehearsals, learn to work with children and adults of varying abilities and gifts, and will share in the service-playing responsibilities. Along with programmatic training and schedule logistics, these practical experiences will prepare the organ student to enter into a parish music program with a deeper understanding and greater sensibility as they begin their professional career. We have chosen our organ scholar for the next season, and would very much like to introduce you to him:

Adrian Binkley is a first-year student at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA, and is an alumnus of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. He graduated with honors and received both a Fine Arts Award in Organ and one of two Presidential Young Scholar Awards in academics. At Interlochen he studied organ with Tom Bara, Organ Instructor and Assistant Director of Music at Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp.

At Curtis, he studies organ with Alan Morrison, the Haas Charitable Trust Chair in Organ Studies, and piano with Dr. Yu Xi Wang. While at home in Madison, Wisconsin, Adrian studies organ with Samuel Hutchison, Principal Organist for the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and he studies piano with Bill Lutes.

Adrian has received academic and musical merit scholarships and has performed in concerts at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia, Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and more. His performances have also been broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio and Philadelphia Public Radio. While not playing organ or piano, Adrian enjoys researching history, studying mathematics and programming, reading, and running. In August of 2017 Adrian will being serving as the first Michael Stairs Organ Scholar at Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, PA.