Welcome Summer Recitals

All programs start at 7:00 p.m. in our sanctuary, with the exception of June 25 evensong at 5:00 p.m.

Bruce Stevens, organistBruce Stevens, June 7 Bruce Stevens is active as a recitalist across the United States and Europe. He frequently plays for the annual national conventions of the Organ Historical Society, and he has performed for regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and for the national convention of the American Institute of Organbuilders. After receiving degrees in music from the University of Richmond and the University of Illinois, he moved to Europe, going first to Denmark for a year of organ study in Copenhagen with Finn Viderø and Grethe Krogh. Later, he moved to Vienna to become a student of Anton Heiller for several years. He also studied at the Royal School of Church Music near London. Mr. Stevens has been a finalist in the American Guild of Organists competition as well as in other national competitions held in Los Angeles and Fort Wayne. Active as a recording artist, he has produced seven discs for Raven Recordings, including a series of four CDs devoted to Josef Rheinberger’s organ sonatas played on various historic American organs.
Ellen Cockerham, violinEllen Cockerham and Friends, June 14 Ellen Cockerham has served as Principal Second Violin of the Richmond Symphony since 2009. She has been a featured soloist with the Symphony and served as acting concertmaster from January to May 2011. Previously, she served as principal second in the Canton (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra and in CityMusic Cleveland. Ellen’s “exquisite” performance of Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben as guest concertmaster of the Memphis Symphony in 2013 exhibited “an extraordinary range of expression,” according to the Commercial Appeal.

A native of Portland, OR, Ellen holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a student of William Preucil, concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra. Ms. Cockerham has been the recipient of awards from CIM, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, and Tanglewood Music Center.

Ellen is also the Executive Director of Classical Revolution RVA, a local nonprofit organization which seeks to integrate classical music with Richmond’s vibrant music and arts scene by performing in bars, restaurants, galleries, and other non-traditional venues.

Christine & David HaganDavid and Christine Hagan, June 21 Siblings Christine and David Hagan have been studying piano since childhood, but have only started doing recitals together once they became adults.

Christine Hagan holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland. She has appeared as a solo recitalist throughout the east and midwest, as well as in Germany. She has been a soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles and as accompanist has performed standard repertoire, but has also premiered many new works. She teaches privately at her studio in Arlington, Virginia and at Northern Virginia Community College.

David Hagan received a Master of Music Degree from the Peabody Institute and has taught at New England Conservatory. He has played in many major cities in this country as well as in England, Germany and Central America. He has made recordings of solo piano, duo piano and chamber music for Columbia, Vox, Musical Heritage, Titanic and Golden Crest.

St, James's Chamber SingersAGO Evensong, June 25 A service of Evensong will be held on the third Sunday after Pentecost, with a special invitation to the members of AGO, who will be in Richmond for their Mid-Atlantic Regional Convention.

The St. James’s Chamber Singers will provide the service music and anthems, including:

Introit Beati quorum via (Stanford)
Service Howells (Collegium Regale)
Psalm 24 Crotch (double in C)
Responses Tomkins
Anthems My soul, there is a country (Parry)
Evening Hymn (Gardiner)

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