First Fine Arts
The First Fine Arts Series is a venture that is dedicated to the idea that art is a gift from God, and that it should be cultivated and celebrated among the people. Concerts throughout the Series will bring together the community and the church to enjoy the gift of music. The spirit of bringing people together is in keeping with our purpose.
Enjoy the music, and feel free to stay for lunch ($5.00)
Tuesday Lenten Lunch Series
March 26, 2019
Join these FBCSA familiar faces as they present a program centered around William Byrd’s Mass for Three Voices. While most of the choral canon is written for four or more parts this piece explores the simplicity of three. Renaissance conventions give equal importance to each vocal line to allow the melody to flow between the individual parts. Listening to this kind of repertoire is both haunting and mesmerizing for modern audiences. It will help to inform listeners about the worship of the church 500 years ago. This is a perfect way to begin our Lenten Lunch Series.
Deux Classical Duo
April 2, 2019
Although Crystal and Angela have enjoyed thriving careers as soloists, theyhave always truly preferred collaboration. Both singers have been professionally based out of San Antonio for the past several years and only recently have become more acquainted with each other’s work. The idea of putting together a duet recital grew, and in the fall of 2017 they made their official debut as Deux. Since that time, they have appeared together in over twenty recitals and concerts throughout San Antonio and the surrounding area. Their repertoire includes a wide range of styles from early 17th century to art song, opera, sacred music, and contemporary commissioned works.
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April 9, 2019
A native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Meredith began her studies on the piano at the age of four. Her love for accompanying began in her local church with the choir and orchestra ministries.
Meredith studied piano performance with Dmitri Novgorodsky and Beverly Hassel at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She also served as accompanist for UW-Oshkosh’s University Choir, Le Choeur de Femmes, and the Chamber Choir .
While studying at UW-O, Meredith met and married her husband, Ben, and has accompanied his choral groups’ competitions, musicals, and international tours.
Meredith has performed as accompanist for festival choirs under the direction of Rick Bjella, Joe Miller (Westminster Choir College), Pearl Shangkuan, Timothy Stalter, Jo Ann Miller, as well as Grammy winners Jerry Blackstone and Craig Hella-Johnson. Meredith is currently teaching private piano in the San Antonio area and accompanies schools, churches, and San Antonio’s professional male chorus, Illumen.
When she isn’t accompanying, Meredith enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children, baking, and fixing up their home in Lakehills, Texas.
April 16, 2019
This select, mixed ensemble from within the Sanctuary Choir presents distinctive repertoire and is featured throughout the year, particularly within the seasons of Lent and Advent. The Chamber Singers have been featured in concert with the Texas Choral Director’s Association and with Baylor University’s “Alleluia! Many Voices, One Song” Conference.