holy advent welcomes alexander straus-fausto as director of Music
Alexander Straus-Fausto is known for his exhilarating and innovative organ performances. He is currently a candidate for Master of Music in Organ Performance at Yale University, Institute of Sacred Music. Alexander is a 2022 graduate of McGill University's Schulich School of Music. Straus-Fausto has a broad repertoire of music, dating from early fifteenth-century keyboard music, to contemporary organ music, and has completed over fifty original transcriptions of major orchestral works for organ. He is particularly passionate about musical freedom on the orchestral symphonic organ, viewing the organ as an orchestra with unlimited capabilities, being a personal palette for musical expression. www.alexanderstrausfausto.com/
COVID conditions caused our choir into hiatus. It is one made made up entirely of volunteer singers of any and all ages. New singers are always welcome, including singers from outside our parish. There are no formal auditions—all that is required is a love of music and a willingness to commit 2 hours per week. If you are interested in helping us start up the choir again, simply come to one of our rehearsals or contact the Parish office, 860-669-2232.
The choir rehearses from mid-September through May on Sunday mornings between 8:45 am and 9:45 am.
Holy Advent Music Series:
In past years, Holy Advent Music Series was administered by Holy Advent's Music Committee and offered 3 - 4 music programs throughout the year, which included:
- A Lenten Tenebrae service of readings and music appropriate for Holy Week
- An instrumental Offering such as Jazz, Big Band or the like
- Holy Advent's "A Capella Sing Off", featuring local college a capella groups
- A Vocal Offering such as Classical or Broadway
- The traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols, which includes readings and music appropriate for Christmas