“Tones & Scones” Bach Organ Concert w/ Full Afternoon Tea (SF)
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St Francis Lutheran Church | 152 Church St San Francisco CA 94117
Submitted by the Event Organizer
A short organ concert with works by Bach, Pachelbel, Latry, and Langlais, followed by a full afternoon tea. David Schofield, organist. Admission: free, donations accepted Website: www.sflcsf.org Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7fsmVSvVMl88z014dce_bQ Organist David Schofield will present a program of works spanning the 17th century through the present day, including works by Bach and Pachelbel, as well as a work written in 2016 based on the gregorian Salve Regina by Olivier Latry, titular organist at Notre Dame in Paris. All the programmed selections are music dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The choir of St. Francis Lutheran Church will sing chants and chorales upon which the organ music is based. The short 50 minute program of music will be followed by afternoon tea in the Parish Hall, with tea sandwiches, scones, and sweets. The event is offered free of charge. Donations are welcomed.
David Schofield has served as Music Director at St. Francis Lutheran Church since 2005. He was Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Dominic’s Church, and the concert series there from 1999-2003. While at St. Dominic’s, he conducted the premiere of Spirit Sancto by jazz musician Dmitri Matheny and recorded it for Papillon Records. He recorded for Cathedral Records conducting the New York Madrigal Singers, and for Globe Records with the Musicians of St. Dominic’s. He served as Chaplain’s organist and Director of the Sacred Concerts at Columbia University from 1988-1999. He has given solo organ performances at Grace Cathedral, Cathedral of the Assumption, and Mission Dolores here in San Francisco. An avid improviser, he has given performances of improvisation many times at the Nightwatch and Vespers concerts at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York and St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University. His Bach performances have been featured on National Public Radio.