Wednesday, October 10 and 17, 12:15 pm – FREE noon-time concert. Kaori Hongo plays “Japanese connections,” music by Japanese composers inspired by César Franck and music by Western composers inspired by Japanese music. Trinity Lutheran Church, West 30th Street at Lorain Avenue, Cleveland. Free parking in church lot off West 29.
Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 pm – Choral evensong. The Rev. Peter Faass. Trinity Cathedral Chamber Singers, Todd Wilson, director. Service: Tallis Fauxbourdon Service. Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH.
Friday, October 19, 7:30 pm – The Marian Consort (UK), Rory McCleery, Director. Gramophone Award-nominated, internationally-renowned, British early music vocal ensemble, whose repertoire encompasses the music of the 15th to 18th centuries. The program features music from two fertile periods in British musical history: settings in honor of the Virgin Mary by composers from the reigns of the English Tudor monarchs, juxtaposed with modern treatments of Marian texts by 20th and 21st century British composers. Works by: Byrd, Cornish, Parsons, Sheppard, Tallis; Dodgeson, Ledford, Jackson, MacMillan, Panufnik. Cathedral of St John; E 9th at Superior, downtown Cleveland. Freewill offering. <https://saintjohncathedral.com/concerts>
Sunday, October 21, 10:30 am – Plymouth Church, UCC will remember Matthew Shepard who, 20 years ago, was brutally attacked by two men, tied to a fence in a field outside Laramie, Wyoming, and left to die. His attackers targeted him for being gay. The service will include readings from Dennis Shepard’s Statement to the Court. The Plymouth Choir will offer music for reflection and hope. The Matthew Shepard Foundation has made hearts available for people to write a message of hope or encouragement. These hearts will be then be tied to a fence in the sanctuary and then brought outside as a public witness.
Sunday, October 21, 3:00 pm – Horn trios by Johannes Brahms, Dukas, Clara Rogers, and a newly-commissioned work by J. Lee Graham. James Hampson, horn; Alice Culin-Ellison, violin; Brian Wentzel, piano. First Lutheran Church, 1019 West Fifth St, Lorain. Free and open to the public. For more information visit www.firstlutheranlorain.org/firstmusic
Sunday, October 21, 4:00 pm
Dana Robinson, organist
Church of the Covenant
University Circle, Cleveland
Co-sponsored with Church of the Covenant
Sunday, October 21, 7:00 pm – All Hallows Eve Organ Recital, Corbin Sturch, organ, Olmsted Community Church Choir & Choral Scholars. Leon Boellmann’s Prelude from Suite Gothique, J.S. Bach’s Toccata in d, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera selections, Klaus Badelt’s To the Pirates Cave, George Wyle’s Balld of Gilligan’s Island, John Williams’ Hedwig’s Theme & Raider March, Howard Shore’ Misty Mountains & Joel Raney’s Let the Saints Get Up and Sing. Olmsted Community Church, 7853 Main St., Olmsted Falls. Free.
Wednesday, October 24 and 31, 12:15 pm – FREE noon-time concert. Robert Myers plays “Music of the Reformation,” music by Hanff, Walther, Bach, and others. Trinity Lutheran Church, West 30th Street at Lorain Avenue, Cleveland. Free parking in church lot off West 29.
Wednesday, October 24, 6:00 pm – Choral evensong. The Rev. Sarah Shofstall. Trinity Cathedral Chamber Singers, Todd Wilson, director. Service: Noble in A minor. Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH.