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Gian Carlo Menotti’s
A holiday story about a young boy’s encounter
with the Three Kings
Sunday January 4 at 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm,
Monday January 5 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday January 6 at 6:30 pm
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main Street
Tickets are $5 children (12-) and seniors (55+)
$10 adults. Available at the door or in [...]

Birth of Jesus. Detail from the side facing the apse of the so-called “Sarcofago di Stilicone” (”Stilicho’s sarcophagus”), an Ancient Roman christian sarcophagus dating from the 4th century. It is preserved beneath the pulpit of Sant’Ambrogio basilica in Milan, Italy. Picture by Giovanni Dall’Orto, April 25 2007.
Oh my!  An update!
Save for some shingles and all [...]

A little late this is, but liturgically still just fine. Happy Easter, everyone (including my Orthodox friends who will celebrate it about a month from now)!

Though I have to say I’ve a friend who teaches at a Montessori school, sings in the Houston Grand Opera Chorus and sings at Palmer Episcopal.  She is every bit as busy as I and since she works with kids, her responsibilities are much, much greater than mine.
High Holy Days are once again upon us [...]

What a week.
What a week for the music ministry of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, having completed a week-long choral residency at the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew in Wells, England - it was the second-best choir tour I’ve been of which I’ve had a part (eclipsed only by that taken by the Bach Society [...]

The West façade of Wells Cathedral
I never thought this day would arrive: in three hours’ time, Dad will get me to the airport for the Palmer choir’s trip to Wells, England. Thanks be to God I had the good sense to make up a packing list: the first time I’ve done so. That, [...]

Six days to the movie… Sixteen days to the book…
If you are a Harry Potter fan like I (or a Harry Potter fanatic like Rachael from Snapecast), you know what I am talking about. If you are not and have no clue to what I am referring, I refer you to my previous posts [...]

The interior of Wells Cathedral with its dramatic interior buttressing.
This photo is taken from the Cathedral’s website at
From 16-22 July of this year, the Adult Choir of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, in which I have been a staff singer for nigh-on-five years, will be the choir in residence at Wells Cathedral in [...]

16th century Russian Orthodox icon of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Well, it’s here and done with (at least as far as my singing goes), and it was a great day. We had good crowds at Palmer, the flowers and decorations bedecking the Nave were beautiful as always, the choir sang well, and [...]

Well, we’re back, tired (our flight left Miami at 6:00am EDT this morning, and that with the early switch to Daylight Savings Time - your tax dollars at work), and incredibly happy and relieved to see this project come to a close. Our performances at the 2007 National Convention of the American Choral Directors’ [...]