Organ Recital

Organ Recital


2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

The 37th Season of the Second Sunday Evensong/Organ Recital Series continues at St. Mark’s, Berkeley on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

Choral Evensong, offered by the St. Mark’s Choir, George Emblom, director and Jonathan Dimmock, organist, will be offered at 3:00 p.m. featuring the Evening Canticles of Howard Helvey.
Following Evensong, at approximately 3:50 p.m. an organ recital will be offered by Christopher Keady and Christopher Pharo from Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.

A reception will follow the recital.  This service and recital will not be live-streamed.  

The program will include:

Praeludium in G major Nicolaus Bruhns (1665 – 1697)
Prelude on Vater unser Himmelreich Georg Böhm (1661 – 1733)
Trio on Attende Domine Sarah MacDonald (b. 1968)
Prelude on Attende Domine Jeanne Demessieux (1921 – 1968)
Fantasia on Ich ruff zu dir, herr Jesu Christ Vincent Lübeck (c. 1654 – 1740)

Christopher Keady is the Interim Director of Music at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. A native of Eugene, Oregon, he was educated at Lewis & Clark College and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. He has held positions at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon and the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City.  He and his husband Dan live in Richmond.

Christopher Pharo is currently serving as the Association of Anglican Musicians Gerre Hancock Intern for Sacred Music at Grace Cathedral.  Mr. Pharo is from Kinston, NC and studied at East Carolina University under Mr. Andrew Scanlon and Dr. David Arcus. He and his dog Duke have greatly enjoyed getting to know San Francisco.

Tax-deductible contributions, at the following levels, are most welcome to help support the series.
$1-74 Supporter
$75-124 Friend
$125-249 Sponsor
$250-499 Patron
$500-999 Sustainer
$1000+ Benefactor

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

Thank you very much for your support!

For further information contact St. Mark’s Director of Music, George Emblom at