Peter Griggs

Guitarist Peter Griggs to Appear in “Music at St. Philip’s” Series September 24

American guitarist and composer Peter Griggs will perform the sixth concert of the Music at St. Philip’s 2017 season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, in the historic St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at 10 Chapel Road, New Hope.

Griggs began his musical studies at the Juilliard School of Music and went on to study composition and improvisation at Bowdoin College, Wesleyan University and York University (United Kingdom). He has presented more than 500 solo guitar concerts in the United States and Europe at art centers, museums, galleries, libraries, churches, festivals and jazz clubs. His repertoire includes classical music of all periods as well as flamenco, jazz and Brazilian music. 

The program for the September 24 concert will feature selections from Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, as well as jazz, blues, Brazilian and Flamenco.

The next performer scheduled for the Music at St. Philip’s 2017 season is cabaret artist Stearns Matthews (October 1.) Previous performers included violinist Alexandre Djokic, medieval vocalists Mostly Motets, cello and piano duo Noelle and Sebastian Grand, and singer-songwriter Tom Goss.

All the concerts are scheduled for Sundays at 3 p.m. Admission is free and the concerts are open to the public. Donations for the performers and St. Philip’s will be gratefully accepted.

For more information, Michael Ruk, 215-862-5782

 

Cabaret Artist Stearns Matthews Performs in “Music at St. Philip’s” Series October 1

Cabaret artist Stearns Matthews will perform the seventh concert of the Music at St. Philip’s 2017 season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, in the historic St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at 10 Chapel Road, New Hope.

Matthews is a MAC and Bistro Award-winning vocalist based in New York City. His critically acclaimed debut album, SPARK, won the 2015 Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording and the LaMott/Friedman Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs Award for Outstanding Recording. He also won the 2015 MAC Award for Best Male Vocalist.

Matthews studied Music Theater at Westminster Choir College in Princeton. He has performed in musicals with Highfield Theatre, Philadelphia Music Theatre Works, Women’s Theatre Company and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

The October 1 concert will feature an evening of music from the Great American Songbook, from classics to contemporary favorites.

Future concerts in the series will feature world devotional musicians Mandala Band (October 22) and singer-songwriter Cat London (October 29). Previous performers in the Music at St. Philip’s 2017 season included violinist Alexandre Djokic, early-music vocalists Mostly Motets, cello and piano duo Noelle and Sebastian Grand, and singer-songwriter Tom Goss.

All the concerts are scheduled for Sundays at 3 p.m. Admission is free and the concerts are open to the public. Donations for the performers and St. Philip’s will be gratefully accepted.

For more information, Michael Ruk, 215-862-5782