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

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2019 Downtown Wilkes-Barre Lenten Series

Organ Recitals at 11:30 am — Services at 12:00 pm — Lunch after each Service                                                                                                                     Series Theme — Old Testament Quotes in the New Testament

Wednesday, April 17

Organ Recital: (starting at 11:20 am) Stephen C. Williams, Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania               Scripture Reading:     Matthew 9:13                                                         Liturgist:    Monsignor Vincent Grimalia, St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre       Preacher: The Rev’d Diane Sickler, Unity of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre                                                                                                       Special Music:   Earl D. Orcutt, Horn                                                             Lunch Hosts:      Unity of Northeastern Pennsylvania


SUNDAY, APRIL 28 @ 4:00 PM


St. Stephen’s Church, Pro-Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, will host an organ recital by internationally acclaimed concert organist Peggy Haas Howell on Sunday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m.
There is no charge for admission, but a free-will offering will be received to support Music from St. Stephen’s and the various outreach ministries at the Church, including the free medical clinic, clothes closet, and food bank.
PEGGY HAAS HOWELL is the Organist and Choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lynchburg, VA, and is the Music Director of Cantate Children’s and Youth Choir. Called a “play-anything virtuoso” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, she is well-known as an organ recitalist in the United States and Europe, and has played concerts in England, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Hungary, and Poland. Last June she was a guest recitalist at the Atlanta Summer Organ Festival, playing at All Saints Episcopal Church. Other recent engagements included the International Organ Festival in Pelplin, Poland, and concerts in Balatonlelle, and Tihany, Hungary. She has won top prizes in many organ playing competitions, including first prize in the National Young Artists Organ Playing Competition of the American Guild of Organists (1974), and a shared top prize in St. Alban’s International Organ Interpretation Competition in England (1977). She has recorded for the
BBC, for Sender Freies Berlin, for the Finnish Broadcasting Service, and for Raven Recordings.
Before moving to Lynchburg, Virginia in 1996, Ms. Howell taught organ for ten years at Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.

Peggy Howell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music degree from Susquehanna University and a Master of Sacred Music degree from Union Theological Seminary, New York City. She also attended the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Hamburg, Germany. Her organ teachers have included Harald Vogel, Cherry Rhodes, Heinz Wunderlich, Charles Dodsley Walker, and James Boeringer. Peggy Howell’s recital at St. Stephen’s will feature works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Kaspar Kerll, and Charles-Marie Widor, as well as works by two living composers, American Dan Locklair and Canadian Rachel Laurin.
St. Stephen’s Church, founded in 1817, has a rich history of music and liturgy following in the great Anglican tradition. The present Church building was constructed and consecrated in 1897. It is the fifth
Church edifice built in the same location and was designed by Philadelphia architect Charles M. Burns, Jr. (1838 – 1922).

St. Stephen’s services are held on Sundays at 8:00 am and 10:30 am under the leadership of Fr. Timothy Alleman, Priest-in-Charge. Throughout its long history, St. Stephen’s has also been deeply committed to social outreach ministries to people in need in the Downtown Wilkes-Barre community.


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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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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