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A Festive Eucharist in the Street

Celebrating the Life and Ministry of George Frank Regas

A Festive Eucharist in the Street
Sunday, April 30, 1995 James Walker
photo of James With Anne Peterson at George Regas' final serviceWith Anne Peterson after George Regas' final service

What a day that was! The culmination of a full program year of celebrations of the ministry of George Regas, and this final one packed with emotion in overdrive. I remember arriving that morning and the weather was drizzling. "Oh, great! This is just perfect!" I whined.

In the end, it was all a grand celebration, and I was excited that Canterbury and Coventry choir premiered my setting of the prayer that George used each week to open his sermon, "Help Us, O God."

Anne Peterson and I forged a special bond that year, not only because of the ending of George's tenure as rector, but also because both of us were going through divorces at the time. It was all a little (actually a lot) too much to handle. Anne and I had our picture taken together after the service, and though still smiling, we both look totally beat.


Date & Time Sunday, April 30, 1995
at 10:00 AM
Location All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
OrganSchlicker Organ, 1962
Event typeservice
  • Minisingers
  • Mastersingers
  • Troubadours
  • James Walker
    James Walkerconductor
  • Marissa Benedict, trumpet
  • Rob Roy McGregor, trumpet
  • David Searfoss, trumpet
  • Jon Titmus, horn
  • James Sawyer, trombone
  • Doug Tournquist, tuba
  • Timm Boatman, timpani
  • Donna Milton, percussion
  • Tim Emmons, bass
  • Dave Tull, drums
  • Minisingers, Mastersingers, Troubadours
  • African-​American spiritual arranged by Douglas Wagner Oh, Won’t You Sit Down?
  • Canterbury Choir & Coventry Choir
  • C. Hubert H. Parry O Day of Peace
  • John Ness Beck Upon This Rock NEW
  • James Walker Help Us, O God PREMIERE

1 Comment

  1. Anne Breck Peterson 8 months ago

    Dearest James — OMG!!! I remember that day SO well. I loved you then, so imagine how much more I love you now–22 years later!!! Anne

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