A Great Host of Women Composers

I am so delighted to share the Great Host database, with suggestions for choral music and voluntaries by women composers for Year B of the Revised Common Lectionary.

My heartfelt thanks to the terrific team of Great Host contributors: Carolyn Craig, Marissa Hall, Lyn Loewi, Sarah MacDonald, Louise Stewart, Brian Woods-Lustig, and Janet Yieh.…

Choral Evensong

May 16 at 5:00pm

Choir of St. Paul’s & Chamber Orchestra


Fanny Hensel | Lobgesang
Sarah MacDonald | Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in A-flat major
Elizabeth Kimble | Preces & Responses

Fanny Hensel Concert with Susan Jane Matthews, piano

May 16 at 5:00 pm

Fanny Hensel (1805-1847) was a German pianist and composer of tremendous musical talent and skill like her famous younger brother, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. While Fanny’s works were heard in Sonntagsmusiken (Sunday musicales) at the Hensel home in Berlin, Felix’s reached international audiences. The painting here depicts Fanny’s music room in her home.

A NEW CHRISTMAS CD BY THE CHOIRS OF ST. PAUL’S

Released December 2019

You are invited to a search for stars through nine centuries of song with the Choirs of St. Paul’s and Director Susan Jane Matthews, from the Medieval chant of Hildegard von Bingen and the Romantic keyboard music of Fanny Hensel, to Modern settings of the poetry of Sara Teasdale by American Frank Ticheli and Latvian Ēriks Ešenvalds.