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February 2020

Fanny Hensel Concert with Susan Jane Matthews, piano

February 15 at 5:00 pm
St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 El Camino Real
Burlingame, California 94010 United States
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Chamber Music of Fanny Hensel

Susan Jane Matthews, piano
Natasha Makhijani, violin
Clio Tilton, viola
Samsun van Loon, cello


Piano Quartet in A-flat Major

Piano Solos   Allegro molto in c; Andante cantabile; Il Saltarello Romano

Piano Trio in d minor

 A free-will donation at the concert benefits the St. Paul’s Choir School.

A reception follows.

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.

It is a delight to welcome members of the Chamber Music Society of San Francisco to St. Paul's Burlingame for this concert to continue to bring to light Fanny Hensel's chamber compositions, the Piano Quartet (1822) for piano, violin, viola, and cello and the Piano Trio (1847) for piano, violin, and cello, along with three of her works for piano solo.

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March 2020

Choir School Concert

March 7 at 4:00 pm6:00 pm
St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 El Camino Real
Burlingame, California 94010 United States
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Choir in Film:  Moonrise Kingdom to Frozen to Harry Potter

Benjamin Britten | Cuckoo (Moonrise Kingdom; 2012)

Welsh folk tune | Suo Gan (Empire of the Sun; 1987)

Spiritual |Down in the River to Pray (Brother, where art thou; 2000)

Frode Fjellheim | Eatnemen Vuelie (Frozen; 2013)


Ludwig van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata (Crimson Tide; 1995)


Benjamin Britten | This little babe (Boychoir; 2014)

Gabriel Fauré | Pie Jesu (Captain America: Civil War; 2016)

Nick Hooper | In Noctem (Harry Potter & the Half-blood Prince; 2009)

Freddie Mercury | Somebody to Love (Bohemian Rhapsody; 2018)

Irving Berlin | Play for me a simple melody (There’s no business like show business; 1955)


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 Choral Evensong for Women’s History Month 

March 21 at 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Choir of St. Paul’s & Chamber Orchestra

 Fanny Hensel   Lobgesang

Sarah MacDonald   Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in A-flat major

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May 2020

Choral Evensong 

May 16 at 5:00 pm7:00 pm

William Walton The Twelve
 Peter Aston  Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in F

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