SUNDAY AND WEEKDAY ACTIVITIES
Sunday School, Adult and Children will be meeting at 10:00 A.M.
Adults will meet in the Library. Children and Youth will meet in the Youth and Children’s Area.
SUNDAY POT LUCK LUNCH
The 4th Sunday of each month, following Sunday Morning Service.
All Members and Guests are invited to attend .
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
At 1:00 P.M. Bible Study will be held in the Library. Open to all.
ST. PAUL'S WOMEN'S GUILD
St. Paul's has a small but very active Women's Guild which meets every first Tuesday of the month. The Guild has a short devotional followed by a business meeting. Then they work on their mission project, which for several years has been to sew caps for cancer patients who are going through chemotherapy. The group then tops the day off by going out to eat. Join us!
8:00 a.m. followed by breakfast
Sunday, April 28, 2:00 p.m. Etleva Shemai, mezzo soprano, here from Barcelona, Spain, and Konzerthaus Vienna . Julian Reed, pianist!
Friday, May 3, 8:00 p.m. Felix Slovacek, Jr. and Vyacheslav Grokhovski, from Prague, playing classical and jazz on clarinet and piano. Also, Felix Slovacek, Sr. performing.
FREE concert Sunday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m BLUE CANDLELIGHT MUSIC SERIES PRESENTS a concert in collaboration with St. Paul's Church. Tickets Not Needed. Open to the entire community. Families welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Free parking. https://www.bluecandlelight.org
Etleva Shemai, mezzo soprano,was born in Albania and completed her musical studies at the Conservatory of Tirana with Honors. In the "Katia Ricciarelli" National Vocal Competition she won first prize, followed by awards in the "Luigi Volpi" and "Vincenzo Nostri" competitions in Italy. Continuing her education in Germany, Shemai received a three year scholarship from Deutsche Bank and studied at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz with Claudia Eder and at the Wiesbaden Academy of Fine Arts. The mezzo-soprano won first prize at the Bayreuth Competition, the Johannes-Gutenberg Prize for Outstanding Performance, and a grant from the Kammeroper Rheinsberg, making it possible for her to participate in the Festival of Rheinsberg. After completion of her concert exam, with Honors in 2003, Etleva Shemai joined the solo ensemble of the Mecklenburg State Theatre in Schwerin and sang many roles there with much success. She is particularly renowned as “Carmen” in Germany. Guest appearances have led her to the Graz Opera, Austria, Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Offenbach Festival Bad Ems, Frankfurter Oper, Mainzer Oper and as guest of honour in the renowned Inchon Festival in South Korea. She continued her vocal training with Gianfranco Cecchele, Helen Donath, Carlos Chausson. Presently she studies with Raul Guimenez. She has taught voice at the Bellatera Conservatory in Barcelona, Spain, and at Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. She has enjoyed working with many conductors, including Nicola Luisotti, Michael Hofstetter, Ivan Toerzs, Massimo Palumbo, Carlo Franci, Peter Falk, Gregorz Nowak, Stefan Otterbach, and Gerard Akoka. Much in demand on the concert podium, Shemai regularly solos with these radio orchestras: Southwest Radio Orchestra, Muenchen Symphonie Orchestra, Thueringer Philharmonie Orchestra, Frankfurter Symphonie, Albanian Radio Orchestra and Poland Philharmonie, continuing through 2020. She has been featured in these prestigious venues: The Alte Oper of Frankfurt, Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Feierabendhaus in Ludwigshafen, Wiesbaden’s Kurhaus, and Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt. Many of her concerts have been broadcast live on German radio Hessische Rundfunk. Critic Brigette Nabor, Badishes Tagblatt, Baden-Baden, concludes: “Etleva Shemai is...absolutely authentic in all musical styles, her stage presence augmenting her artistic expressiveness..., making her something special in the crowd of beautiful voices.”
Julian Reed has enjoyed a fulfilling career in a variety of roles in many opera companies over the past thirty years. Mr. Reed has a great body of experience as a Pianist, Vocal Coach, Chorus Master, and Conductor. Mr. Reed has held resident positions at the Dallas Opera, Lyric Opera of Dallas, Niedersaechsishe Staatsoper Hannover, Austin Opera, and for five seasons, was Chorus Master, Principal Coach/Pianist, and Music Director of the Marion Roose Pullin Resident Artist Program at the Arizona Opera. Mr. Reed has served as a guest artist in companies such as the Seattle Opera, the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Portland Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Memphis, and others. As a conductor, Julian Reed has conducted performances of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Bohème, Carmen, La Cenerentola, La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, The Merry Widow, Madame Butterfly, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Ruddigore, Rigoletto, La Traviata, and The Magic Flute.
FREE concert Friday, May 3, at 8:00 p.m BLUE CANDLELIGHT MUSIC SERIES PRESENTS At Your Request, Prague’s Treasures Return to Dallas: Czech Legend Felix Slovacek, Sr, and Felix Slovacek, Jr, on clarinets, accompanied by Vyacheslav Grokhovski, piano, playing g classical, jazz, and folk favorites! Will Kanute welcomes you on the organ at 7:40 p.m.. Tickets Not Needed. Open to the entire community. Families welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Free parking. https://www.bluecandlelight.org
MgA. Felix Slováček jr. was born in Prague. Felix Slováček Jr. graduated in 2006 from the Prague Conservatoire, under Prof. Milan Polák’s leadership. He then continued his studies at the Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts (AMU) at Prof. Jiří Hlaváč and Prof. Vlastimil Mareš. Having held the First Clarinetist post with the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra from May 2008, he currently collaborates as a soloist with the same orchestra. He has performed successfully with the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, South Bohemia Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Conca Collegium, Atlantis Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinů Chamber Orchestra, Musica Minore, Musica Lucis Praga, Antonín Dvořák Chamber Orchestra, Prague Film Orchestra, Berg Orchestra, Prague Strauss Orchestra and other ensembles, appearing as a singer, clarinetist and saxophonist. As a conductor, he gained experience from conducting the Felix Slováček Big Band, while attending also private lessons at Prof. Jaroslav Vodňanský. He conducted ensembles such as the Bohuslav Martinů Chamber Orchestra in the Eduard Nápravník International Music Festival; West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Mariánské Lázně; Musica Lucis Praga; North Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra during their 2014 Czech Republic tour jointly with the legendary Nezmaři band; Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, cooperating with the famous Russian violoncellist Mikhail Utkin; and, Prague Strauss Orchestra as their conductor and soloist during the tour of China in 2015-2016. He is a member of the Prague Saxophone Quartet and Eduard Nápravník Trio. In 2012, he was appointed a dramaturg and producer of the Eduard Nápravník International Music Festival. Currently, he has been appearing as an actor of the Hybernia Theatre.
Pianist Vyacheslav Grokhovsky, Jr is a prizewinner of international competitions, including the Cagliari in 2000 and the Marienbad in 2003, among others. Vyacheslav performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician. He is a member of the E. Napravnik Piano Trio and chief director of the International Eduard Napravnik Music Festival in the Czech Republic. His international appearances include festivals in Italy, France, the United States, the Czech Republic, Germany and Russia. He holds a bachelor and a master’s degree from the the Moscow Conservatory and the Prague Academy of the Performing Arts as well as a doctorate from the Prague Conservatory.
Felix Slovacek, Sr. Former member of Karla Vlacha Orchestra, a longtime soloist Orchestra Ladislava Štaidla (1969 – 1986) and later chief conductor of Dance Orchestra of Czechoslovak Radio. He studied three years Vejvanovského Conservatory in Kroměříž and graduated from the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno . He has performed with the Orchestra Karla Vlacha , Gustava Broma Orchestra , the RIAS Radio Big Band, Big Band Radio in Copenhagen and the WDR Big Band in Cologne . On 28, October 2013 he President Miloš Zeman awarded the Medal of Merit. Throughout his career he has sold over two million albums.
Hope to See You There!
Please RSVP by calling the Church office at 214 368-7788.
Voces Intimae: The art of Song
invites you to enjoy the Fall Liederabend
Voces Intimae: The art of Song
in savoring your favorite art songs at a fun Oktoberfest celebration.
The Fall Liederabend begins at 2:30 PM on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in the church sanctuary and will be performed by high school, college and university voice students. The accompanist is renown pianist Julian Reed.
Vacation Bible was held each evening at 6:00 p.m. Dinner was provided followed by programs for youth of all ages as well as adults.