An Evening with Laurel – From Bach to Soundheim
Saturday, October 13 | 6:00 PM
Enter into a magical evening of song from one of the founding members of The Manhattan Transfer, Laurel Massé, with Tim Brumfield at the piano, to benefit the music ministry of St. Gregory’s. For seven years, Ms. Massé toured internationally with the Transfer, recording four albums (certified gold and platinum) as well as the “Just a Gigolo” movie soundtrack, and making numerous television appearances (including Mary Tyler Moore’s 1974 television special “Mary’s Incredible Dream,” and “The Manhattan Transfer Show” on CBS TV in 1975). With her expressive voice, clear diction, and ready wit, the tall redhead left an indelible mark on the group.
Cocktails – 6:00 PM Dinner – 6:45 PM
American Brass Quintet: Spanish Pilgrimage
Thursday, October 18 | 7:30 PM
American Brass Quintet, “high priests of brass” (Newsweek), and Seraphic Fire explore the rich Spanish tradition of music for voice and brass. Join the ensembles as they journey across Camino de Santiago via the music of Victoria, Morales, Guerrero, and a world-premiere, O Antiphons, by Australian-Canadian composer Julian Revie. Tickets: www.seraphicfire.org or call 305-285-9060.
Phantom of the Opera
Saturday, October 27 | 7:00 PM
Come experience this classic 1925 silent film starring Lon Chaney set to music by renowned organist Tim Brumfield, former Cathedral Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City where Tim still performs annually for its Halloween Extravaganza. As a member of the GRAMMY® winning Paul Winter Consort, Tim can be heard each year at the cathedral’s Winter and Summer Solstice Celebrations. Tim serves as Director of Music Ministries, Organist and Choirmaster at St. Gregory’s.
A Seraphic Fire Christmas
Thursday, December 6 | 7:30 PM
Angelic voices sing your favorite English carols and transcendent chant in Florida’s own GRAMMY® nominated holiday experience. Tickets: www.seraphicfire.org or call 305-285-9060.
Music from the African-American Tradition
Thursday, January 17 | 7:30 PM
Seraphic Fire returns to America’s first true concert music. Highlighting both solemn melodies and exhilarating rhythms, the ensemble presents the breadth and depth of African-American spiritual literature.
Tickets: www.seraphicfire.org or call 305-285-9060.
Paul Winter Consort
Sunday, January 20 | 3:30 PM
Great Music at St. Gregory’s is partnering with FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BOCA to present Paul Winter and his group, The Paul Winter Consort. Paul and his Consort have performed around the world, from New York’s Carnegie Hall to the Miho Museum in Japan. One of the earliest exponent’s of world music, the group has also pioneered a new genre of “earth music,” (described as “ecological jazz” by fans in Russia), interweaving classical, jazz, and world music elements with voices from what Winter calls “the greatest symphony of the earth.” Since 1980, Paul and the Consort have been artists-in-residence at the world’s largest gothic cathedral, New York’s The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, where they have presented over 100 special events, including the annual Winter and Summer Solstice Celebrations, Carnival for the Rainforest, and their ecological mass, Missa Gaia/Earth Mass, which is performed annually each October as part of the Cathedral’s Feast of St. Francis. Special VIP tickets include a pre-show reception at 2:00 PM.
Sunday, February 3 | 4 PM
Returning for his fifth season at St. Gregory’s, musical ambassador and interpreter of America’s music, Wycliffe Gordon experiences an impressive career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight ahead jazz receiving great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. His unmatched modern mastery of the plunger mute and his exceptional technique and signature sound have solidified Gordon a place in musical history known as one of the top trombonists of his generation. Joining Wycliffe this year will be local area high school jazz musicians who are the next generation of jazz performers! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear one of the greatest jazz artists of our time!
Vivaldi and the Pieta
Wednesday, February 13 | 7:30 PM
Patrick Dupré Quigley and the women of Seraphic Fire recreate Antonio Vivaldi’s famed 17th Century Ospedalle della Pietà performances in this program of his concerti for treble voices accompanied by Baroque chamber instruments. Tickets: www.seraphicfire.org or call 305-285-9060.
Symphony of the Americas
Sunday, July 14 | 3:00 PM
Beginning its 28th season, the Symphony of the Americas has been thrilling audiences with world class performances of masterworks of the classical repertoire. To celebrate this milestone, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese has planned a show designed to Stimulate Your Senses. Under Maestro’s leadership, The Symphony has taken an inventive approach each season combining classical music with other art forms on stage to engage and develop audiences – international guests artists include ballet soloists, the classical Mexican mariachi, the pulses of tango, the mesmerizing acrobats of Cirque dal la Symphonie, the drama and intensity of opera, toe-tapping Broadway, and the rhythms of Spanish zarzuela.
Tickets: www.symphonyoftheamericas.org or call 954-335-7002.
About the Great Music at St. Gregory’s Concert Series
Our annual Concert Series brings artists of international fame to Boca Raton, providing outstanding musical performances in the heart of the local community. From jazz artists to contemporary bands to classical performers, our Concert Series offers variety you’ll find nowhere else, thanks to the inspired direction of Tim Brumfield. St. Gregory’s is proud to serve as a cultural hub for downtown Boca and a gathering spot for locals and visitors to enjoy high-quality music.