Get Ready, Get Set!
Our new parish musician, Alexei Tartakovsky (Alex), will be starting his ministry with us in September. In preparation for his first Sunday, September 8, 2019, he would like to rehearse with the choir.
Whether you have ever been in a choir or not, you are invited to come out on Thursday evening, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. for the first choir rehearsal of the season.
Attached please find 3 pieces that Alex would like to rehearse that evening. They are in the public domain, so there is no problem with copying.
Search me, O God - Lowel Mason
Come, Holy Ghost - Orlando Gibbons
Comfort, O Lord, the soul - William Crotch
Who is Alex?
Alex, (he feels that is easier for Americans to say) is a Russian-born pianist who has been called “a thoughtful and serious musician” by the New York Concert Review. He received his undergraduate training at Julliard and CUNY, his Master of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory and is pursuing his doctorate at the CUNY Graduate Center. He aspires become a professor of music after completing his studies. You can read his full biography on our Music web page.
Alex has played in competitive concerts around the world, winning multiple prizes and receiving high praise from judges and audiences alike.
He has played in various churches for Sunday services. He was most recently the music director at an Episcopal church outside Philadelphia.
We can all look forward to the exciting changes in our music program as Alex brings a whole new set of skills and interests. He has already said he is interested in gathering all of our instrumental talents into an orchestra.
You can find Alex on his webpage, on Facebook, and on his YouTube channel.