The Saint Mark’s Singers and I are excited to give our second performance, Songs of Mary, this Sunday at 4:00pm. Since founding the Singers in October of last year it has been a privilege to work with dedicated musicians of all ages and backgrounds. Their singing has grown in technical skill and beautiful tone, and this concert represents a year of hard, fun work.
The program highlights the breadth of inspiration given to composers by Marian texts. There will be old favorites, some beautiful 19th-century gems, and even a world premiere. I hope you’ll join us for an afternoon of great singing!
This concert will be live-streamed on the Saint Mark’s Church website. Details are below:
- Sunday, 15 May 2022; 4:00pm. Saint Mark’s Church, Philadelphia, PA. Bryan will conduct the Saint Mark’s Singers in their Spring concert, Songs of Mary. The program will feature a variety of works including Evening Services in the English tradition. Details are here and a program is here.
– Bryan Dunnewald, 11 May 2022
I’m looking forward to returning to First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe on Friday to give a recital on their beautiful C.B. Fisk organ. First Presbyterian is located in the historic center of Santa Fe and offers a unique chance to hear organ music in an adobe church. I hope you’ll join us for an hour of Bach and Vierne!
- Friday, 6 May 2022; 5:30pm. First Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe, NM. Bryan will give a recital on the C.B. Fisk organ at First Presbyterian Church in beautiful Santa Fe. The 60-minute recital will offer a chance to hear great music in a historic church surrounded by rich New Mexico history and culture. Details can be found here and a program is here.
– Bryan Dunnewald, 5 May 2022
While I’ve always loved composing new music, I’ve never been into composing for the money. I think of it as my hobby; a serious hobby! To that end, I’ve decided to make any score listed on this website free for download and performance. If you’ve ever wanted to give a piece of mine a try, feel free! My only wish is that you let me know if you decide to program something.
This is more in line with my goals in sharing music: I just want it to be performed and enjoyed! Check out the compositions page for these pieces, and I’ll continue to update it with new works as they are finished.
– Bryan Dunnewald, 6 April 2022
I’m excited to have two new pieces premiered this weekend! In Philadelphia, we’ll premiere my Saint Mark’s Service, written for Robert McCormick. I’ll be playing the organ, and the Parish Choir and Choristers will sing under Robert’s direction. This service takes place at 4:00pm at Saint Mark’s.
In Denver, the choirs of Trinity UMC will premiere Song for Judith, written for Judith Mitchell’s retirement with text by my mother, Kathy Dunnewald. This service takes place at 11:00am at Trinity UMC.
I hope you’ll join us in person or online for one or both of these premieres!
– Bryan Dunnewald, 1 April 2022
I’m looking forward to performing two recitals in the upcoming weeks on marvelous organs! The first is at National City Christian Church, a special place for me: an early mentor of mine, Charles Miller, used to be Director of Music there. The next is an annual tradition now, a trip to St. Paul to play the Casavant organ at St. Louis Church. Not only does this organ look stunning, it sounds great too! I hope you’ll join me for one of these performances. Details for each are below.
- Friday, 18 March 2022; 12:15pm. National City Christian Church, Washington, D.C. Bryan will offer a recital on the magnificent Möller organ at NCCC. The program will feature a variety of works to showcase the instrument’s many colors and will last approximately 45 minutes. A program is here and details are here.
- Tuesday, 29 March 2022; 12:35pm. Church of St. Louis, King of France, St. Paul, MN. Bryan will present a recital on the beautiful Casavant organ in this magnificent church. The program follows the noon mass and will last approximately 30 minutes. Free and open to the public. A program is here and details are here.
– Bryan Dunnewald, 17 March 2022