Music at Grace and St. Peter's
From the first Sunday in October through the Feast of Corpus Christi, Solemn High Mass is celebrated on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. The parish choir, a professional mixed-voice ensemble, sings a setting of the ordinary, plainsong propers, and anthems or motets at the offertory and during communion. Repertoire ranges from the fourteenth to twenty-first centuries.
Solemn Evensong and Benediction are offered occasionally, often preceded by a short recital on the 1922 Austin organ of 3 manuals and over 60 ranks.
Our Organist and Choirmaster: Mr. David Lawrie
David Lawrie is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with organist John Weaver. He holds a Performer’s Certificate and MM from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, where he was a student of David Higgs and studied improvisation with Richard Erickson and Gerre Hancock. He was awarded First Prize in 1995 at the Arthur Poister Competition in Organ Playing, and has appeared in concert as a solo recitalist in several prominent venues throughout the United States, including Washington National Cathedral and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
As Choirmaster, Mr. Lawrie is responsible for developing and nurturing a first-class professional choral ensemble at Grace and Saint Peter’s Church, where, through the duration of the choral season, the choir sings a setting of the Mass Ordinary, plainsong propers, and motets each Sunday at High Mass. He is heard at the organ each week at Mass.
Upcoming Concerts at Grace & St. Peter's
Remembrance of Things Past - Saturday, October 7th, 8pm
Please join us on Saturday, October 7th for am evening of breathtaking music for unaccompanied cello, performed by Dorotea Rácz.
Tickets are $15, available here:
Gravely and Vigorously Henry Cowell
Suite No. 5 in C minor Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite No.1 in C minor William Bolcom
Songs and Poems Phillip Glass
A Suite Of Variations On Medieval Melodies Donald Martino
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Croatian cellist, Dorotea Rácz, has collected over thirty international prizes, including the Grand Prize at International Competition “Casarza Ligure” (Italy), 1st prizes at International Competition “Antionio Janigro” for young cellists (Croatia), International Competition “Valsesia Musica” (Italy), International Competition Alpe-Adria "Alfredo e Vanda Marcosig" (Italy), as well as the 2nd price at the AFAF International Concerto Competition (USA), to mention a few.
Dorotea has performed in Croatia, Slovenia, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Italy, Malta and the United States, in prestigious venues such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Konzerthaus Klagenfurt, Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center, Lisinski Hall in Zagreb, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Festival appearances include the PagArt Festival (Croatia), American Fine Arts Festival (USA), International Festival "Umbria Classica" (Italy), and Leonardo De Lorenzo Festival (Italy).
An ardent chamber music performer, Dorotea is a founding member of the Rácz-Samogray Duo and Trio Accendo. Her solo and chamber music performances have been broadcasted on HRT Radio (Zagreb), where she was also a featured guest on the show "Od portreta do portreta," hosted by Branko Magdić.
At the age of sixteen, Dorotea was awarded a full merit scholarship to study with Amit Peled at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. She has participated in master classes with Bernard Greenhouse, Ralph Kirshbaum, Anner Bylsma, Phillipe Muller, Karine Georgian, Silvia Sondeckiene, Valter Despalj, Reinhard Latzko, Steven Doane, Lluís Claret, and Vladimir Perlin. In the Spring of 2015, Dorotea completed Doctorate in Music at the Catholic University of America, with a full scholarship and graduate assistantship in chamber music, in the studio of Michael Mermagen. Dorotea serves as a Principal Cellist of Pan American Symphony Orchestra and a Instructor of Cello at the Catholic University of America.
Austin Organ Company - Opus 1074, 1922
Additions by Austin, Crossan-Savage, and Lewis & Hitchcock
Stephen P. Bartley, Curator of the Organ
GREAT (enclosed with Choir)
GRAND CHORUS (Available on Great or Choir)(Unenclosed)
8 Open Diapason
CHOIR (Enclosed with Great)
8 Geigen Principal
16 Lieblich Gedeckt
PEDAL (Partially enclosed)
Grace and St. Peter's welcomes inquiries from performers looking for a performance space with great acoustics and unique ambience. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss the possibilities. NB: Grace and St. Peter's does not have a piano.