The 36th Season of the Second Sunday Evensong/Organ Recital Series at St. Mark’s, Berkeley will continue on Sunday, January 9, 2022.
A congregational Evensong will be offered at 3:00 p.m. At 4:00 p.m. United Kingdom organist Joshua Xerri will offer an in-person recital on the Flentrop Organ.
This Event Has Been CANCELLED – check back later for information about February’s organ recital.
Please note: In order to attend the recital in person, all those in attendance must provide proof of vaccination at the door and wear a mask.
To help expedite entrance, please upload your proof of vaccination here: https://tinyurl.com/352ypnjy.
Joshua Xerri is an international organ recitalist, conductor, and composer from the UK. His professional career began at Llandaff Cathedral, where he was a chorister. At the age of 16, he was awarded a music scholarship to Wells Cathedral School, one of the four specialist music schools in the UK. On completion of high school, Joshua moved to Chelmsford Cathedral to take up a year-long position as organ scholar. During this year, he was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, to study the organ with Henry Fairs and Daniel Moult, and choral conducting under Paul Spicer. Joshua was most recently the organist at St Paul’s, Covent Garden in London. Recent performance venues include conducting at Westminster Abbey, an organ recital at Brussels Cathedral, and performances at Royal Albert Hall, with upcoming recitals at St Mark’s Episcopal Church, Berkeley, CA, and Myers Park Presbyterian Church, NC.
As a conductor, Joshua founded and directs The Lassus Consort, who recently released their first CD to critical acclaim. He directed the choir of St Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, in their recent tour to Heidelberg and Neustadt, during which he also performed an organ recital on German radio. Joshua has been composer-in-residence for Llandaff Cathedral, St Mary’s, Nottingham, and Birmingham Cathedral. A keen choral singer, Joshua has sung for the choirs of Worcester, Birmingham, Llandaff, and Lichfield Cathedrals, and has performed at the BBC Proms on a number of occasions. Away from music, Joshua is a qualified lawyer, currently living in Winston-Salem, NC.
His program will include:
J.S. Bach (1685-1750) – Prelude in Eb Major (BWV 552a)
Wm. Byrd (1543-1623) – Fantasia in A minor
J.S. Bach (1685-1750) – Choral prelude “Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele” (BWV 654)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750) – Trio Sonata No.5 in C major – III. Largo (BWV 529)
Georg Muffat (1653-1704) – Toccata Prima
J.S. Bach (1685-1750) – Fugue in Eb Major (BWV 552b)
Tax-deductible contributions, at the following levels, are most welcome to help support the series.
Please make your check payable to St. Mark’s Choir Association, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Donations may also be received on-line at https://stmarksberkeley.org/music/friends-of-music/.
Thank you very much for your support!
If you have any questions, please contact George Emblom at GAEmblom@aol.com.