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

Music from St. Stephen’s
Events from January through July 2022, and in November,
a César Franck Bicentennial Celebration

Listen to Music from St. Stephen’s on WVIA on Sundays at 7:00 am and 4:00 pm

For more current events, see our home page.

Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 pm – The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society

The NEPA Chamber Music Society is delighted to present a concert by Trio Cabrini, featuring pianist and accordionist Vlada Yaneva, clarinetist Nuno Antunes, and bassoonist and singer Gina Cuffari.  For more information, visit

Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 pm – “Celebrate Spring” – a Concert by the Wilkes University Choral Ensembles

The Choral Ensembles of Wilkes University will perform under the direction of Leesa Levy.  This free concert is open to the public. For more information contact Leesa Levy at (570)408-4432 or Maryellen Sloat at (570)408-4420.

Sunday, May 1 at 4:00 pm – Dr. Steven Thomas Memorial

The Arcadia Chorale, the Wilkes University Choral Ensembles, and singers from other regional choirs will gather at St. Stephen’s for a celebration of Dr. Steven Thomas’s immeasurable spirit in a moving tribute to his life and work.

Sunday, May 15 (afternoon time TBA) – The Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania

The Choral Society of NEPA, led by Dr. Alan Baker, will perform a concert (details TBA). For more information, visit

Sunday, May 22 at 5:00 pm – Choral Evensong

The centuries-old tradition of Choral Evensong (sung Evening Prayer) will be presented by the Choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, led by St. Paul’s Organist and Choirmaster, Dr. Andrew Kotylo.

Sunday, July 24 through Sunday, July 31

The annual King’s College Summer Choir Training Course, sponsored by the Royal School of Church Music in America (RSCMA), returns for a week of choral singing in the Anglican tradition. More details to come.  For more information, visit

Future Events in the Fall of 2022 – HAPPY 200th BIRTHDAY, CÉSAR FRANCK!

The Complete Major Organ Works in Three Recitals – November 4, 13, and 20, 2022

César-Auguste Jean-Guillaume Hubert Franck, arguably the most significant and influential composer of organ music after Johann Sebastian Bach, was born in Liège, Belgium on December 10, 1822 and died in Paris, France on November 8, 1890.  In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth, Canon Mark Laubach will perform The Complete Major Organ Works of César Franck in a series of Three Recitals that will be free and open to the public.  The recitals will be presented on Friday, November 4 (7:30 pm), Sunday, November 13 (4:00 pm), and Sunday, November 20 (4:00 pm).

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