St. Philip’s has become known for its popular spring and fall concert series. Best of all, the concerts are free! (Of course, goodwill offerings for the performers and St. Philip’s are gratefully accepted.)

2022 Upcoming Performances

Postponed -- check back soon for new date

Cellist and Pianist Noelle and Sebastian Grand

The husband-and-wife duo Noelle and Sebastian Grand are internationally acclaimed musicians and local favorites who draw large crowds. They will perform a concert of “French Reflections”:

• Claude Debussy: Cello Sonata, I. Prologue
• Gabriel Faure: Élégie
• Maurice Ravel: Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte
• Édouard Lalo: Chants Russe
• Francis Poulenc: Cello Sonata, II. Cavatine
• Erik Satie: Trois Gymnopedies
• Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto, I. Allegro non Troppo
• Camille Saint-Saëns: Allegro Appassionato

Cellist Noelle Casella Grand is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she received a Master of Arts and the accompanying LRAM Teaching Diploma with distinction. She also studied at Sarah Lawrence College and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Noelle is cello professor for Bucks County Community College, conducts the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County’s Ripieno String Orchestra, and is a member of the string faculty at the George School. She recently participated in the Elizabeth College Summer Orchestral Course in Guernsey, U.K., as part of the cello faculty.

Pianist and conductor Sebastian Grand is a first-class graduate of the Joint Course between the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music. He received a master’s degree with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music.

Sebastian is music director of the Delaware County Symphony, assistant conductor of the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey, assistant conductor of the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County’s Philharmonia, and coach and accompanist for the Philadelphia International Music Festival. He also runs the instrumental program at Newtown Friends School and holds adjunct faculty positions at Lafayette College and the George School.

The couple direct the Grand School of Music, in Buckingham Township, which offers specialized musical instruction by world-recognized musicians and teachers.

2022 Past Performances

• Folk Musician David Brahinsky and Band
• Singer-songwriter Tom Goss
• Classical Guitarist Michael Anthony Nigro
• Vocalist Stearns Matthews
• Classical Guitarist Peter Griggs

2021 Past Performances

• Cellist Noelle Casella Grand and Pianist Sebastian Grand
• Classical guitarist Peter Griggs
• Oboist Noah Brenneman

2019 Past Performances

• Free Christmas Concert: “Luminaria” by Voices in the Woods
• Cellist Noelle Casella Grand and Pianist Sebastian Grand
• Cabaret for a Cause
• Pianist Roburt Gajdos and violinist Alexandre Djokic
• Shakuhachi flutist Glenn Shouyuu Swann
• Singer-songwriter Cat London
• Classical guitarist Peter Griggs
• Folk musicians Simple Gifts
• David Brahinsky and Friends

2018 Past Performances

• Mostly Motets Christmas Concert
• Cellist Noelle Casella Grand and Pianist Sebastian Grand
• Cabaret Vocalist Stearns Matthews
• Singer-Songwriter Cat London
• Vocalist Alexandra Porter
• Guitarist Gary Kessler
• Bucks County Women’s Chorus
• The Songs of Leonard Cohen