St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble Performs @ St. Thomas – Friday, April 12th @ 7pm

Join us for an enchanting evening of music and come away mesmerized by the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble under the direction of Kirill Sokolov. Hailing all the way from Russia, the ensemble is returning for one night only to perform sacred music, classics, national and modern compositions in Russian and more. This is an event that is not to be missed!

Save the Date

The performance is scheduled for Friday, April 12th at 7:00 PM.

Venue

St. Thomas Episcopal Church – see Directions & Campus Map
231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Donation

The performance is open to all music lovers and is shared as a gift of the ensemble’s fellowship and unity with us across the miles. All we ask is that you consider a free will donation of $20 to support our efforts and the ensemble’s journey to the SF Bay Area.

Need Assistance

If you have questions or are in need of additional accommodations, please Contact Us.

The office is open Tuesday to Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm with staff available to assist you. Any internet inquiries will be responded to during regular business hours.

As we wait in great anticipation of their upcoming performance, here’s a little taste of what’s in store:

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Credo – St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble – Performing Thurs., June 14th @ 7 PM

Join us for an evening of enchanting music as the the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble under the direction of Kirill Sokolov performs a beautiful selection of sacred music, classics, national and modern compositions in Russian and more.

Save the Date

The performance is scheduled for Thursday, June 14th at 7:00 PM.

Venue

St. Thomas Episcopal Church – see Directions & Campus Map
231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Donation

The performance is open to all music lovers! It comes as a gift of the ensemble’s fellowship and unity with us across the miles. All we ask is that you consider a free will donation of $20 to support our efforts and the ensemble’s journey to the SF Bay Area.

Need Assistance

If you have questions or are in need of additional accommodations, please Contact Us.

The office is open Tuesday to Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm with staff available to assist you. Any internet inquiries will be responded to during regular business hours.

As we wait in great anticipation of their visit, here’s a little sample of what’s in store for us with this lovely rendition of “Beautiful Savior”:

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St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble to Perform @ St. Thomas – May 19th

Join us for an evening of enchanting music as the the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble under the direction of Kirill Sokolov performs a beautiful selection of sacred music, classics, national and modern compositions in Russian and more.

Save the Date

The performance is scheduled for Friday, May 19th at 7:00 PM.

Venue

St. Thomas Episcopal Church – see Directions & Campus Map
231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Donation

The performance is open to all music lovers! It comes as a gift of the ensemble’s fellowship and unity with us across the miles. All we ask is that you consider a free will donation of $20 to support our efforts and the ensemble’s journey to the SF Bay Area.

Need Assistance

If you have questions or are in need of additional accommodations, please Contact Us.

The office is open Tuesday to Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm with staff available to assist you. Any internet inquiries will be responded to during regular business hours.

As we wait in great anticipation of their visit, here’s a little sample of what’s in store for us with this lovely rendition of “Beautiful Savior”:

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Christmas Jazz Concert

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Christmas Jazz at Cowans Hall – Dec 22nd

The Performing Arts Guild of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sunnyvale presents a Christmas Jazz Concert featuring two local talents of international reputation.

WHEN & WHERE

Monday, December 22nd at 7:00 PM – Cowans Hall

Cowans Hall will be converted into a Sinatra-style jazz club on the church campus at 231 Sunset Avenue in Sunnyvale, see Directions and Campus Map

TOP-NOTCH ENTERTAINMENT

Christmas Jazz will feature the song stylings of Krassen Karagiozov and Isaiah Musik-Ayala, a pair of world-class opera singers with a passion for Jazz. Karagiozov is a pianist and baritone from Bulgaria who has appeared in numerous opera productions all over the Bay area and around the world. Karagiozov and Ayala will perform a variety of Jazz Standards in both Italian and English as well as sacred and secular Christmas music.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Isaiah Musik-Ayala

Musik-Ayala is an American bass-baritone currently based in New York City. He has made a name for himself singing in repertoire ranging from Handel to 21st Century opera. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, he recently finished three seasons as a Principal Artist in Residence with Opera San Jose, where he sang leading roles in La Boheme, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Manon, La Cenerentola, Die Fledermaus, the West Coast premiere of Anna Karenina, and the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro, among others.

Krassen Karagiozov

Baritone Krassen Karagiozov was born in Starza Zagora, Bulgaria, where he began his musical studies as a pianist. He has participated in and won international competitions in both piano and voice, including the “Tz. Diakovich” in Sofia, the Charlotte Opera Guild, the Metropolitan Opera Council, and the Irene Dalis vocal competition. He has appeared with opera companies such as New York City Opera, Opera Carolina, Opera San José, Lake George Opera Festival, Spoleto Opera Festival, Aspen Opera Theater, The Opera Company of North Carolina, Opera Roanoke, Piedmont Opera Theater, West Bay Opera and Capital Opera Raleigh. He has also appeared as a soloist for the Symphony Silicon Valley, the Bulgarian Radio-Symphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Chamber Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra, and Enid Symphony Orchestra in a concert featuring the world-renowned soprano Leona Mitchell. Karagiozov is the current organist at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sunnyvale. He has worked as a teacher, accompanist, and singer for 35 years.

THE DETAILS

The cost of admission is $25, which includes entertainment, appetizers, and a beverage. The evening will consist of two 45-minute sets, comedy and music. Tickets may be requested via our online “Contact the Guild” message box. Visit www.stthomas-svale.org/contact-the-guild or follow the link: Contact the Guild to submit your request.

Slider image: Slider design and photo of Krassen Karagiozov by Kristin Munday; Photo of Isaiah Musik-Ayala by Vanessa Preziose – vpphotography.com; Poster inset is the original design of A. Karagiozov.

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