of the Blessed Virgin Mary
September 8, 2020
Dear Friends of St. Cecilia Music
We write to you with
warm regards at the beginning of St. Cecilia Music Guild’s 2020–21 season
marking our 5th anniversary. The end of our previous season and the
beginning of this one will of course be impacted by the ongoing public health
pandemic. Now, more than ever, the glimpses of beauty provided by music is balm
for our souls in a world fraught with sometimes overwhelming challenges. Here
at St. Peter’s Church we have been working diligently these past months to care
for our neighbors and create beauty.
As many will be aware,
St. Peter’s Church is currently engaged in phase 1 of its Open Door Project
capital campaign. Phase 1 of the project is focused on our 1855 church building
providing additional space for music ministry, restrooms on the first floor,
better handicapped accessibility, and the installation of a high-definition
video broadcasting system. A new stained glass window depicting St. Cecilia,
given in memory of longtime choir member, Richard Freeman, will adorn the
chancel. Construction is anticipated to conclude within the month. St. Cecilia
Music Guild is excited about the possibilities afforded by the Open Door
Project including the ability to live stream concerts in high definition.
Normally at the end of
August friends of St. Cecilia Music Guild would have received our full season
brochure. Amid uncertainty of the next phase of government guidance and its
timing, we have chosen a more flexible scheme of concerts programmed and
announced closer to the actual date. We feel this option allows us to better
respond to an ever-changing landscape of scientific research and public health
We hope to offer a few
webcast concerts this fall which will announced on this webpage as they are scheduled. We cordially invite you to join us for our annual
service of Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
broadcast on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your continued support of St. Cecilia
Music Guild. Donations may be made using the secure portal [select fund: St. Cecilia Guild.] You and your families continue to be in our prayers,
and we ask you to keep ours in yours.
The Standing Committee
of St. Cecilia Music Guild
Michael Alushin Kelley Mallon, Parish
Jeffrey Ross, Rector
Potts, Senior Warden
Bonny Mears T.J. Thomas, Minister
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