Entersect - Concerts & Special Events

Choral Evensong

The SJD Chorale offers an opportunity to worship in the beauty of holiness through the ancient Anglican practice of sung evening prayer.

Sunday, November 6, 6pm in the Church

All Saints’ Evensong and Reading of the Necrology

We remember our loved ones no longer with us with Evensong, including the reading of the Necrology (a list of those departed from our parish family since All Saints' 2015). A reception will follow in Sumners Hall, where a wall of remembrance featuring submitted pictures of the departed will be displayed. To submit names and pictures of loved ones, please contact Patrick Schneider, or 713.354.2241 by Monday, October 24 at 12:00 pm.

Sunday, Febuary 12, 6pm in the Church

Sunday, March 5, 6pm in the Church

Sunday, May 7, 6pm in the Church

Taizé Prayer

The choirs of Music for Children and Youth lead a contemplative service of song and prayer in the style of Taizé, featuring song, prayer, and silence that quiets the mind, opens the heart and feeds the soul. Using simple melody and words, a basic reality of faith is expressed. Reception following.

Sunday, November 13, 6pm in the Church

Friday, January 6, 6pm in the Church: Candlelight Taizé Service for the Feast of the Epiphany

Sunday, March 26, 6pm in the Church

Sunday, May 21, 6pm in the Church

ROCO Concerts

Saturday, September 24, 5pm in the Church: “Dance Like No One’s Watching”

The program features the Texas premiere of Pulitzer Prize­ winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s Dance Card, a work for string orchestra based on the baroque dance suite form, which ROCO co­-commissioned with the San Francisco­ based New Century Chamber Orchestra. Mei-Ann Chen conducts, Chester Englander solos as cimbalom player for Kodaly’s “Hary Janos” Intermezzo, and Scott St. John returns as concertmaster for this program that also features Dmitri Shostakovich’s Ballet Suite No. 2, Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture in C, and Mikhail Glinka’s Kamarinskaya.

Saturday, November 19, 5pm in the Church: “Space: The Final Playground”

The program features another ROCO commission and the Texas premiere of Michael Gilbertson’s Cosmos, a piece in five short movements, each of which is inspired by an element of the cosmos. During the concert, soloists from WindSync — a theatrical, Houston­ based wind quintet — will move throughout the performance space while playing. David Danzmayr conducts and Scott St. John is concertmaster for the program, which also includes Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 6, Czech composer Vilém Tausky’s Coventry, and Elgia Andina by Gabriela Lena Frank.

Saturday, February 25, 5pm in the Church: “People are People”

ROCO audience favorite Andrés Cárdenes returns to lead ROCO’s annual conductorless concert. The Grammy-nominated violinist will lead from the chair and serve as soloist during “People are People.” The program features the world premiere of a violin concerto commissioned by ROCO and written specifically for Cárdenes by Ricardo Lorenz. Other works on the program are Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini’s Symphony No. 25 in A-Major, Aaron Copland’s Three Latin American Sketches, and Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No. 8 in D Major.

Saturday, April 1, 5pm in the Church: “Double Trouble”

The concert is led by Steven Jarvi, conductor and Scott St. John as concertmaster. Alexander Miller’s Concerto Grosso for double reeds is the commissioned world premiere along with Saverio Mercadante’s Concerto for Flute in E-minor featuring ROCO flutist Brook Ferguson. Also on the program: Green Brook Suite by Gustav Holst and Verklarte Nacht by Arnold Schoenberg.

Concerts and Special Events:

Thursday, October 13, 11am and 1:30pm; Friday, October 14, 11am: Carillon on the Lawn

Enjoy a half hour of lovely carillon music on the SJD lawn. Feel free to bring lunch!

Saturday, December 17: Christmas on the Boulevard

4:00 pm: Live Nativity on the north lawn—experience the mystery of that Holy Night.

5:00 pm: Gala Christmas Concert in the Church—the SJD Chorale, Houston Boychoir, and ROCO offer a concert featuring selections from Rutter’s Dancing Day and Vivaldi’s Gloria, along with other Christmas favorites.

6:15 pm: Festive Christmas reception in Sumners Hall.

This is a free event.

Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18: Called to Worship, Together Transformed

SJD hosts its first music and worship conference, equipping, encouraging and empowering worship leaders from across the region in leading transformative worship. The conference features workshops on topics such as song writing, blended worship, and technical production. For more information and to register, go to [insert web link].

Saturday, April 8, 5pm in the Church: Palm Saturday Concert

Saturday, April 29, 7:30pm in the Church: Moores Symphony Orchestra Concert

The Moores School Symphony Orchestra (Franz Krager, conductor) and organist Robert Bates present the Organ Concerto in G Minor by Poulenc and Symphonie Concertante for Organ & Orchestra by Jongen.