Our handbell ensemble performs today’s prelude, appropriately “Winter” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Handbells rehearses each Sunday after the 10:45 am liturgy. Please contact Christin Cooper if you would like to play handbells.
At the offertory, the choir sings a rather perky motet by Dietrich Buxtehude, “In te Domine speravi.” Much of Buxtehude’s vocal and choral music is unknown despite his influence on J. S. Bach. A young Bach famously walked over 200 miles (from Arnstadt to Lübeck) in October 1705, just to hear Buxtehude perform on organ. Somehow this story of Bach’s admiration has not overwhelmed the neglect of Buxtehude's wonderful music.
It is time to purchase your tickets to Mike’s Cabaret, an improved and enlivened dinner fundraiser for St. Paul’s Music Ministry. The Cabaret offers a wide selection of drinks and platters of food served buffet style. Entertainment will feature singers and instrumentalist both young and older and, of course, at the center is our Cabaret Jazz ensemble. Mike Plaskett and John Sozansky will call us to food and to our seats for the show. Visit “Mike’s Cabaret” at www.stpaulspgh.org/concert-