Events and Happenings; Music from St. Stephen’s Concerts & Other Events

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The Healing Services at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 35 S Franklin St, will resume Wednesdays September 5 at 12:05PM

The Women of St. Stephen’s will meet on September 5 at 1pm

The following is a schedule of Holy Days in September to be celebrated at St. Stephen’s with Holy Eucharist Rite I
Friday, September 14 at 6PM; Holy Cross Day
Friday, September 21 at 12.05 PM; St. Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist

St. Stephen’s Day and Parish Picnic

Sunday, September 9 St. Stephen, Deacon & Martyr (transferred from Dec 26)
8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I
Bible Study 9:15 – 10:00am Large Conference Room
10:30 Choral Eucharist Rite II

St. Stephen’s Annual Parish Picnic at Kirby Park, Pavilion #2
beginning at Noon, ending at 4:00pm
Please sign up for the Picnic on the Dry-Erase Board outside the Office in the Parish House.  Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and buns will be provided. Bring your own chairs. “There will also be some fun games brought to the picnic.  Mark your calendars and pray for perfect picnic weather for that Sunday so that we might have a wonderful time together that shows this city that we are alive in this city to make Christ known for the healing of the city and the world.”  Fr Tim+

Ordination & Consecration of the IX Bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem, the Rev’d Canon Kevin Nichols, will be held Saturday, September 15, at First Presbyterian Church Allentown, Pa.
The ceremony will begin at 11:00 am. For more information about the event, please visit

Bishop Kevin will be at St. Stephen’s on Sunday, October 7th, to celebrate the ministry of our newest Priest-In-Charge, Father Tim. Please join us for this celebration which will begin at 3 pm and will be followed be followed by a reception.

NEPACM 2018-2019

Concert Series

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society:


St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
35 S Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

St. Stephen’s will be proud to host The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society in its upcoming Concert Season

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The Opulent Oboe

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society proudly opens its 2018-2019 season with oboist, Rong-Huey Liu. Explore the unique oboe quartet repertoire from the light and quirky Oboe Quartet by Sir Malcolm Arnold, the delightful Mozart Oboe Quartet, to the fantastical Benjamin Britten Phantasy Quartet. Dr. Liu’s radiant oboe playing is not to be missed!

Date: SATURDAY, November 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM
• Malcolm Arnold Oboe Quartet, Op. 61
• W.A. Mozart Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370 • Benjamin Britten Phantasy Quartet
Performers: Rong-Huey Liu, oboe; John Michael Vaida, violin; Amy Iwazumi, viola; Miho Weber, cell

Balancing Act

Open the new year with a special concert featuring the music of Baljinder Sekhon. Praised as “Clearly knowing the power of sonority” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sekhon’s works have garnered much acclaim especially for his pioneering works for the saxophone and percussion. Performing these works will be the saxophone and guitar duo, Duo Montagnard (Joseph Murphy, saxophone, and Matthew Slotkin, guitar). Formed in 2002, the duo has performed over 300 concerts in all 50 states, 8 Canadian Provinces, and 20 countries on 6 continents. They have commissioned and premiered forty pieces and have recorded five albums.

Date: SATURDAY, January 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM
• Baljinder Sekhon “Balancing Act” for saxophone and guitar
• Baljinder Sekhon Sonata of Puzzles, for saxophone and piano
• Baljinder Sekhon Three Little Lights, for violin and piano • Aaron Copland Sonata for violin and pianoPerformers: Joseph Murphy, saxophone; Matthew Slotkin, guitar; John Michael Vaida, violin; Eun-Joo Kwak, piano

Violin Visionaries

Award-winning Israeli violinist and recording artist Boris Abramov comes to NEPACMS to dazzle audiences with his “outstanding technical accomplishment and exceptional musical talent” (Fanfare Magazine). His exceptional sound paired with his electrifying presence and technical ease will not disappoint!

Date: SATURDAY, March 9, 2019
Time: 8:00 PMProgram:
• Alessandro Rolla Little Duos for Violin and Viola, Op. 13, No. 3 TBA
Performers: Boris Abramov, violin; John Michael Vaida, violin/viola; Amy Iwazumi, viola

Duo Cello e Basso

NEPACMS is thrilled to highlight the double-bass and cello in a concert featuring the Duo Cello e Basso. Co-founders of Duo Cello e Basso are the husband and wife team, Pascale Delache-Feldman, double-bass, and Emmanuel Feldman, cello, both with extraordinary accomplishments and continuing successful careers. Revel in an evening filled with rarely performed works for double-bass and cello, including the lush Vaughn-Williams Piano Quintet, a relatively early work by Ralph Vaughn-Williams for piano, violin, viola, cello, and double-bass.

Date: SATURDAY, May 18, 2019
Time: 8:00 PMProgram:
• Ralph Vaughan-Williams Piano Quintet in C minor TBA
Performers: Hwaen Ch’uqi, piano; Amy Iwazumi, violin; John Michael Vaida, viola; Emmanuel Feldman, cello; Pascale Delache-Feldman, double-bass


The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society (NEPACMS) is dedicated to fostering the growth and awareness of chamber music in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region.

We present concerts and organize educational programs aimed at inspiring future generations of musicians and concert goers.



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