Candlelight Concerts

Dear Friends,

I am very excited to announce the 2019-2020 Candlelight Concert Series. For over 40 years, this has been supporting the vitality of music at St. Mary the Virgin and the Cow Hollow community. Thanks to the generosity of many donors, we are very pleased to be able to offer these concerts without charge, only asking for a free-will offering. With your support, we are glad to announce four exciting Candlelight Concerts this year, plus a series of special events with our own Parish Choir. All gifts, large and small, are very gladly received, and are essential to providing this ministry to our community on an ongoing basis. Please consider prioritizing Friends of Music this year. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks may be paid to Friends of Music or donations can be made online by clicking button below specifying “Friends of Music.”

I am very grateful to have your support. Thank you.

Eric Choate
Director of Music, The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin.
Friends of Music Advisory Board: Ava Eichler, Jessica Metoyer, David Sullivan


Saturday, November 2, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. – Eucharist for the Feast of All Souls – Maurice Durufle’s a Messa de Requiem – St. Mary’s Parish Choir – Jonathan Dimmock, organ

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – Chamber Music Society of San Francisco
“Seamlessly coordinated and empathetic”— San Francisco Chamber Voice.

Sunday, December 22, 2019 – 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. – A Service of Lessons and Carols – St. Mary’s Parish, Youth and Children’s Choirs, with organ and chamber orchestra

Ellen Leslie

Sunday, January 19, 2020 – Ellen Leslie, Soprano“Sweet, strong tone and earnest demeanor” – San Francisco Classical Voice

Curium Trio
Sunday, March 8, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. – Curium Trio
Sponsored by the Elizabeth Gillespie Women in Music Fund

Sunday, May 3, 2020 – Clerestory – One of the Bay Area’s finest choral ensembles concludes our season with their program, “Into the West,” with music inspired by the Pacific Coast.
2019-20 Candlelight Concert Brochure