By Douglas Starr
Director of Music and Arts
I am delighted to announce that the young artists of NAT 28, one of Pittsburgh’s premiere Contemporary Music Ensembles, are now Artists in Residence at St. Paul’s.
Zoe Sorrell, NAT 28 Artistic Director, offers this statement:
“NAT 28 is thrilled to announce our residency at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for the 2018 season. Churches and music share one of the oldest symbiotic relationships in art history and we are proud to continue this tradition alongside one of the most musically innovative churches in Pittsburgh. The St. Paul's community has supported NAT 28 from the beginning and we are excited to see what this new partnership brings for both institutions.”
This partnership will benefit both NAT 28 and St. Paul’s artistic mission and sacred music offerings. For example, NAT 28 musicians will be given first opportunity for orchestra contracting and paid performances at St. Paul’s for Bach Cantatas, Christmas Eve and other major instrumental performances in worship and in concert. At the same time, NAT 28 instrumentalists will perform gratis in Sunday morning worship a number of times per year. Several additional mutually beneficial aspects comprise this residency. Look for and hear these wonderful musicians on Christmas Eve and throughout the year. We will also inform you about their forthcoming concerts in Pittsburgh and the region. I thank Noah and the Vestry for their support of this visionary project and I especially thank parishioner Tommy Thompson for introducing me to these young artists!