About Our Salon Concerts
The name ‘salon’ refers to the practice popularized in 17th-century France, as gatherings for discussion of philosophy and politics began to take place in private homes. The term was soon broadened to the world of the visual arts, referring at first to the official art exposition of the Acadèmie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In time, the general practice of a group of people sharing a common interest—literature, music, and other subjects—might be the focus of any kind of gathering of this sort.
It was in this light that the Salon Concerts developed at All Souls, as a gathering of friends playing music with and for one another, welcoming parishioners, friends, and members of the wider public to share in our music-making while listening from the pews. Our first Salon Concert was held in October 2006 in a wide-ranging, hour-long program of pieces which complemented one another, but were not focused around a particular composer or instrumentation. The concerts since then have followed the same approach of casting a wide net among our parish musicians and friends.
Salon Concert IX, October 18, 2009.
An eclectic program, with favorite works of Handel and Mozart, bluegrass gospel, and a world premiere appearing side by side in an hour of music-making that truly reflects the diversity of All Souls.Featuring the All Souls Parish Choir; Christopher Putnam, director, organ, piano, harmonium, and washtub bass; Angel Band, Nat Lewis, leader, banjo and James Tinsley, trumpet. With Shauna Fallihee, soprano; James Armstrong, organ and synthesizer; Jocelyn Bergen, soprano.
Salon Concert, Soirée d’Amour: July 26, 2008.
All Souls’ resident musicians present a program of familiar songs about love – from Mozart to Gilbert & Sullivan to Gershwin. Featuring Jennifer Young, soprano; Joyce Parry Moore, soprano; Christopher Putnam, piano and organ; and James Tinsley, trumpet.
Salon Concert: April 27, 2008.
All Souls’ resident musicians present an exciting program rooted in music of the Baroque and Classical periods, ranging from England in the north (Purcell) to Italy in the south (Scarlatti), and as far east as Bohemia (Neruda), as well as the cosmopolitan delights of Mozart. Featuring Christopher Putnam, organ; James Tinsley, trumpet; and Jennifer Young, soprano.
Salon Concert: January 20, 2008.
Music of Bach, Barber, Copland, Handel, Milhaud, Poulenc, Previn, Purcell, Walton and others. Featuring Christopher Putnam, organ and piano; James Tinsley, trumpet; Jennifer Young, soprano; Joyce Parry Moore, soprano
Salon Concert: July 15, 2007.
Music for Soprano and Friends. Featuring Jennifer Young, soprano with friends Christopher Putnam, organ; James Tinsley, trumpet; Emily Rubis, piano; Michelle Stearns, violin; and Celeste Winant, alto.
Salon Concert: October, 2006.
Christopher Putnam joined by artist-in-residence, trumpeter James Tinsley, soprano Jennifer Young, and pianist Emily Rubis.