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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 Francisco’s Cathedral for All


Robert Taylor

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 Gabriela Strand Bruce

Judith Droz Keyes

L. Gregory Scott

Lee McEnany Caraher

Peggy Lo

Michael Sippey

Dorena Chan

Mary Ryan McCarthy

Anna Deavere Smith

Jane A. Cook

Charles L. Moore

Trevor Traina

Donald W. Derheim

Meridee Moore

Mary Vargas

Valerie Crane Dorfman

Lori Ogden Moore

Susan von Herrmann

Lokelani Devone

John Oxaal

David W. Walker


Zane O. Gresham

James Pannell

Mrs. Diane B. Wilsey

Jane Shaw Carpenter,

Samuel Hocking

Bob Peck


Steven H. Holland

Garrett A. H. Price III

The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, President

The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, Vice President Patrick S. Thompson, Chair Eliza Brown, Vice Chair Anne Casscells,


FALL HIGHLIGHTS Additional Event Information:

Seeing the Voice: State of Grace: October 23, 7 p.m. Julie Harris

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:

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:

Eric Richmond

Niall Battson

Annual Meeting: September 29, 9 a.m.

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:

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:


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.

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: 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.


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.

Julie Harris

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:

Julie Harris

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Visit Thank you!

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: 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:

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.


Abby McKee

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.

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: September 15

Diana Butler Bass, Author Christianity After Religion

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September 22

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 with “Go Green” in the subject line. 6 | GRACE NOTES FALL 2013


Julie Harris

More information:

c h r i s t m a s Co n c e r ts Tickets on sale September 12: or (415) 392-4400 The Tallis Scholars December 4 at 7:30 p.m. — Sponsored by the Cockayne Fund

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.

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 Bishop’s Christmas Pageant for Children* 4 p.m.

American Bach Soloists return for their stellar performance of Händel’s Messiah. Tickets: or (415) 621-7900

Christmas Lessons & Carols

Sing You a Merry Christmas* December 14 at 11 a.m. — Honoring The Community Preschool December 21 at 11 a.m.

7:30 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.

Our beloved Choir of Men and Boys conclude their centennial anniversary year with this annual Christmas concert series.

Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist 11 p.m.

Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25 11 a.m.

Christmas Day Choral Eucharist

A Brass and Organ Christmas December 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Experience the Bay Area’s finest brass musicians in Grace Cathedral’s unique acoustic setting. A musical highlight of the year!

* Programs

for families and children

Julie Harris

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 or (415) 749-6355. GRACE NOTES FALL 2013 | 7

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Fall 2013  

An update for the congregation, friends, and supporters of Grace Cathedral

Fall 2013  

An update for the congregation, friends, and supporters of Grace Cathedral