- Tuesday, December 24, 1985Read more
4:00 PM Family service led by children’s choirs 7:30 PM Eucharist led by Canterbury Choir 10:30 PM Eucharist led by Coventry Choir For many years, All Saints was on a schedule of two services for Christmas Eve — the 4pm Family Service and the 10:30pm service with Coventry Choir, that began with a 30-minute “concert”, usually a major work such
- Sunday, November 3, 1985Alternating weeks between Canterbury and Coventry choirsRead more
When I was hired as associate organist, there was one adult choir and one sung service each Sunday at 10 AM. It was sweet, sweet, sweet. Within a year or so, that one service had grown to the point that people really couldn’t find a seat. The decision was made to move to a two-sung-service schedule, with identical services (i.e.
- Sunday, October 6, 1985Read more
It was time to get serious. After a year of being “Seasonal Choir,” singing about one Sunday a month and rehearsing two Saturday mornings each month, the members were up for the challenge of increasing their duties. As I recall, we added one Wednesday evening per month to the two Saturdays, making a total of three rehearsals per month.
- Thursday, September 1, 1983Read more
This was the first Coventry Choir Retreat, with Ray Egan as Director of Music. This 1983 retreat was the first of three overnight retreats at retreat centers in the San Gabriel mountains. For whatever reason, we soon grew tired of sleeping in sleeping bags for these events. This first year, we were all in one big room!
- Sunday, February 27, 1983Read more
It was the summer of 1982, and I was 25 years old — fresh out of grad school and content with my work as Organist at Westwood Presbyterian Church and College Organist at Occidental College — when I received a phone call from the Director of Music at All Saints. He told me about an open Associate Organist position, wondering if
- Friday, March 26, 1982Read more
All Saints served as the USC teaching organ for the studio of Cherry Rhodes from 1976 until 1991. So, I came to ASC for my lessons with Professor Rhodes every week for four years (the first year as a private student and then three years in the master’s program. Almost all degree recitals given by Cherry’s students were at All Saints. We got 20 hours of practice on the instrument in the two weeks prior to the recital.