An update for the congregation, friends, and supporters of Grace Cathedral
Grace Notes Grace Cathedral fall 2013 E x p e r i e n c e w o r s h i p, a r t s , education and service this fall at San Franciscoâ€™s Cathedral for All DEAN’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, We look forward to welcoming you to our full schedule of worship and events this fall, details of which you can find in this issue of Grace Notes. Highlights include the culmination of our Year of Music. We hope you will join us for a superb concert on October 23 when we will be premiering a work by composer Paul Haas, a former Grace Cathedral chorister, to the backdrop of our Resident Artist Anne Patterson’s stunning visuals. This year also sees the appearance of the worldrenowned British choral group, the Tallis Scholars, on December 4. Enjoy our fall season of The Forum with guests such as author Richard Rodriguez and Founder and President of CREDO/Working Assets, Michael Kieschnick. Participate in our season of remembering those we love but see no longer in early November, by worshipping with us when the Choir of Men and Boys sings Duruflé’s Requiem on November 10, and by helping to make our Day of the Dead altars, which will be on display in the cathedral for two weeks. As we pursue excellence in the arts as a part of our mission, I am delighted to announce the ArtsMatch funding campaign: a generous donor will match up to $200,000 in gifts to expand our program substantially. We hope you will join us in supporting the arts in this way. Details are on the back cover. This fall we also welcome our new Canon for Congregational Life, the Rev. Canon Dr. Randal Gardner, and our new Canon for Operations, the Rev. Canon Lesley Hay; we gather for our annual meeting on September 29; and we draw together the threads of our strategic plan to bring it to completion. It’s an exciting time in the life of Grace Cathedral, and we are glad you are a part of it. With warmest wishes, The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw G r ac e C at h e d r a l B oa r d o f T r u st e e s The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, President 2 | GRACE NOTES FALL 2013 Robert Taylor Gabriela Strand Bruce Lee McEnany Caraher Dorena Chan Jane A. Cook Donald W. Derheim Valerie Crane Dorfman Lokelani Devone Zane O. Gresham Samuel Hocking Steven H. Holland Judith Droz Keyes Peggy Lo Mary Ryan McCarthy Charles L. Moore Meridee Moore Lori Ogden Moore John Oxaal James Pannell Bob Peck Garrett A. H. Price III L. Gregory Scott Michael Sippey Anna Deavere Smith Trevor Traina Mary Vargas Susan von Herrmann David W. Walker Mrs. Diane B. Wilsey The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, Vice President Patrick S. Thompson, Chair Eliza Brown, Vice Chair Anne Casscells, Treasurer Jane Shaw Carpenter, Secretary FALL HIGHLIGHTS Additional Event Information: gracecathedral.org/events Seeing the Voice: State of Grace: October 23, 7 p.m. The Choir Sings at AT&T Park: September 10, 7:15 p.m. Support the Choir of Men and Boys as they sing the national anthem before the San Francisco Giants face the Colorado Rockies. Tickets: sfgiants.com Annual Meeting: September 29, 9 a.m. 2013 Artist in Residence Anne Patterson collaborates with acclaimed composer and conductor (and former Grace Cathedral chorister) Paul Haas for a spectacular evening of visual art and music. Information: gracecathedral.org/concerts Julie Harris Niall Battson Eric Richmond Join the 68th Annual Meeting of the Grace Cathedral Congregation. Over breakfast, Bishop Marc Andrus, Dean Jane Shaw and other cathedral leaders talk about this year’s progress and our future growth. Information: gracecathedral.org/annualmeeting The Tallis Scholars: December 4, 7:30 p.m. The world-renowned Tallis Scholars present sacred works, including Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere, in this very special concert. See page 7. Christmas Concerts & Händel’s Messiah : December 11–22 Sing with Haiti: October 2, 7 p.m. This benefit concert celebrates the spirit and future of Haiti, and raises visibility for the ongoing work and needs of the Holy Trinity Music School in Port-au-Prince. Information: gracecathedral.org/haiti Enjoy sacred choral music sung by the Choir of Men and Boys, revel in music by the Bay Area’s finest brass musicians and catch the American Bach Soloists as they return for their stellar performance of Händel’s Messiah. See page 7. S AVE THE DATE CARNIVALE : FE B RUARY 2 7, 2 0 1 4 Don’t miss the fourth annual gala inside Grace Cathedral, benefitting cathedral life, as we launch the year with a focus on the environment. Tickets and information: gracecathedral.org/carnivale GRACE NOTES FALL 2013 | 3 music & Worship Our regular worship schedule includes four services on Sundays –— 8:30 a.m. Eucharist; 11 a.m. Choral Eucharist; 3 p.m. Choral Evensong and 6 p.m. Eucharist on the labyrinth — as well as Choral Evensong sung by our Choir of Men and Boys on Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. SPECIAL EVENTS IN WORSHIP On Sunday, October 6 we mark St. Francis Day, celebrating the patron saint of San Francisco, servant to the poor and lover of all creation. Bring your pet to be blessed at the 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. Eucharist services. On Sunday, November 10, at 11 a.m., come to remember those you love and yet see no longer at a special All Souls’ Requiem Service. The Choir of Men and Boys will sing Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, composed in 1947 in memory of Duruflé’s father. Also on Sunday, November 10, at 3 p.m., join us for the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance, which commemorates those who have died in armed conflict. During this service, thousands of poppies fall from the heights of the cathedral arches onto the main altar. On Sunday, December 1 at 3 p.m., begin your preparations for Christmas as the season of Advent starts with the Advent Procession, a special service of music and Scripture sung by our Choir of Men and Boys, followed by a tea in the Dining Room. All Advent activities: gracecathedral.org/advent Julie Harris 4 | GRACE NOTES FALL 2013 Julie Harris Visit gracecathedral.org/stewardship Thank you! m a k e a s t e wa r d s h i p p l e d g e f o r c o n g r e g at i o n a l l i f e . Organ Recital Series Selected Sundays, 4 P.M. Concerts by accomplished musicians playing one of America’s finest organs, a 7,466 pipe Æolian-Skinner. Suggested donation: $10. October 6 November 3 James Welch, Organist of Santa Clara University and of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, will perform a recital of the organ works of Richard Purvis, who was Grace Cathedral’s legendary Organist and Master of the Choristers from 1947 to 1971. This recital celebrates Purvis’ centennial year. Jonathan Dimmock, a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and Yale School of Music, was the first American to hold the prestigious position of Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey. He now serves as Organist of St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco and Organist for the San Francisco Symphony. Esteban Allard Valdivieso CATHEDRAL LIFE Anne Patterson, Artist in Residence This summer, Anne Patterson added several miles of pink and red ribbon to her dazzling cathedral installation, Graced With Light, which is on view now. For her second major installation, she will collaborate with acclaimed composer and conductor Paul Haas for Seeing the Voice: State of Grace, a spectacular evening of art and music on October 23 at 7 p.m. Information and tickets: gracecathedral.org/concerts Later in October, Anne will teach three interactive ofrendas Workshops: workshops about spirituality and art. Attendees will create a October 14, 5:30–7:30 p.m. small art piece that will be displayed in the cathedral as part October 15, 7:30–9 p.m. of a larger Ofrendas installation. These Ofrendas, or Day of the October 19, 3–5 p.m. Dead altars, will be on display from October 31 until Suggested donation: $10. November 11. More information: gracecathedral.org/ofrendas N e w C l e r gy The Rev. Canon Dr. Randal Gardner is our Canon for Congregational Life at Grace Cathedral. Randal has been rector of several parishes, most recently in San Diego. He is a Trustee of the Church Divinity School in Berkeley, where he trained for ordained ministry. The Rev. Canon Lesley Hay is Grace Cathedral’s new Canon for Operations. She brings a unique perspective to Grace Cathedral, with experience as a priest in the Episcopal Church for the past six years, and, prior to that, wide experience in the private sector in strategy, organizational development, management and operational effectiveness. The Rev. Doe Yates serves as a liturgical deacon at Grace Cathedral on Sundays, and part-time with the Seniors Program. She was confirmed at the cathedral in 1962, and worshipped here for many years before training at The School for Deacons in Berkeley. Abby McKee GRACE NOTES FALL 2013 | 5 CONNECTING MIND & SPIRIT 2 0 1 3 Fa l l F o r u m Sunday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Gresham Hall. Hosted by the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, Grace Cathedral’s flagship conversation continues. Free and open to all. There will be no Forum on September 29. Information: gracecathedral.org/forum September 15 Diana Butler Bass, Author Christianity After Religion September 22 O c to b e r 6 David Hollinger, University of California, Berkeley Religion in the 1960s Richard Rodriguez, Author Darling: A Spiritual Biography O c to b e r 1 3 Lori Starr, Executive Director of the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Anne Patterson, Artist in Residence Beyond Belief: Art and Spirituality O c to b e r 2 0 Paul Haas, Composer and Anne Patterson, Artist in Residence Seeing the Voice: State of Grace O c to b e r 2 7 The Very Rev. Dr. David Ison, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral Cathedrals: A Vision for the Future N ov e m b e r 3 The Rev. Frannie Kieschnick, Episcopal Priest and Michael Kieschnick, President and Founder of CREDO Mobile Faith and Action N ov e m b e r 1 0 Professor Tom Laqueur, University of California, Berkeley Remembering the Dead N ov e m b e r 1 7 The Very Rev. Dr. Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus, Grace Cathedral The Forum series is sponsored by Barbro and Bernard Osher. Help Us Go Green: Help us reduce our use of paper and lower the costs of this publication by signing up for electronic delivery of Grace Notes. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Go Green” in the subject line. 6 | GRACE NOTES FALL 2013 CHRISTMAS AT GRACE CATHEDRAL Julie Harris More information: gracecathedral.org/Christmas c h r i s t m a s Co n c e r ts Tickets on sale September 12: www.cityboxoffice.com or (415) 392-4400 The Tallis Scholars December 4 at 7:30 p.m. — Sponsored by the Cockayne Fund C h r i st m as S e rv i c e s Free and open to all. Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 24 11 a.m. The world-renowned Tallis Scholars present sacred works in this very special concert. Händel’s Messiah December 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. The Bishop’s Christmas Pageant for Children* 4 p.m. American Bach Soloists return for their stellar performance of Händel’s Messiah. Tickets: americanbach.org or (415) 621-7900 Sing You a Merry Christmas* December 14 at 11 a.m. — Honoring The Community Preschool December 21 at 11 a.m. Christmas Lessons & Carols 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist 11 p.m. Enjoy holiday fun for children and families! A cast of colorful characters will lead you on an extraordinary journey as you sing along with your favorite Christmas carols. A Cathedral Christmas December 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 3 p.m. December 20 at 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25 11 a.m. Our beloved Choir of Men and Boys conclude their centennial anniversary year with this annual Christmas concert series. A Brass and Organ Christmas December 19 at 7:30 p.m. Christmas Day Choral Eucharist Experience the Bay Area’s finest brass musicians in Grace Cathedral’s unique acoustic setting. A musical highlight of the year! Christmas concerts at Grace Cathedral are made possible by our generous sponsors. For more information about sponsoring a concert, please contact Abby McKee, Director of Cultural Events, at email@example.com or (415) 749-6355. * Programs for families and children Julie Harris GRACE NOTES FALL 2013 | 7 1100 California Street San Francisco, California 94108 (415) 749-6300 www.gracecathedral.org NonProfit Org. U.S. Postage PAID San Francisco, CA Permit No. 6009 Connect with us Facebook.com/gracecathedralSF @gracecathedral pinterest.com/gracecathedral Hank Perry Stay updated and involved by signing up for our weekly e-newsletter, Highlights, at gracecathedral.org. Join ArtsMatch Support our innovative arts and cultural programming by joining the ArtsMatch campaign to raise $200,000. A generous donor will match, dollar for dollar, any financial commitment you make by October 31. Please contact Katherine Thompson, Canon Director of Development, at (415) 749-6313 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The programs of Grace Cathedral and the Ghiberti Foundation for arts and culture are made possible by the generous support of its trustees, congregation and friends. T h e C at h e d r a l i s o p e n da i ly Grace Cathedral is an Episcopal Church, a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion. cover photos: large image: abby mckee. Lower left photo: grace cathedral. Lower right photo: wari om.