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Enjoy a concert of Irish hymns and songs covering the seasons of the year from All Saints and All Souls, to Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day, to Easter and summer, celebrating Irish saints through music and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Nativity Church, 210 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park.. Featured will be treble soloists Alexander and Luke Edward Harding Bradley with pianist Jill Mueller.

Luke Edward Harding Bradley is a 12 year old treble soloist from Ireland. Luke Edward trained at Piccolo Lasso where he became Leader and Head Boy in 2012. He has sung in concerts and in Masses throughout Europe and has
performed in several operas. With Piccolo Lasso, Luke Edward performed at Pueri Cantores in Sweden, at Westminster Cathedral in London, and for Pope Benedict in Rome in 2012. He is currently a 7th grade student at Nativity School.

Alexander Harding Bradley is a 13 year old boy soprano from Ireland. Initially trained at Piccolo Lasso in Dublin Ireland, he was invited to join the world famous Vienna Boys Choir at 11 with which he travelled and sang as a soloist and choir member in concerts throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Australia. Alexander has participated in Wiener Sängerknaben movie productions and recordings. He is currently an 8th grade student at Nativity School.

Admission is free, but if desired, contributions may be made to the Nativity Parish Church Music Fund.

Photo of Nativity Church by Scott Loftesness 

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Survivor Carissa Phelps is one of the featured speakers at Trinity Church program on human trafficking

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When she was 12 years old, Carissa Phelps was trafficked. She tells that story in her book Runaway Girl. Today, armed with a PhD and MBA from UCLA, she works to provide career development and employment opportunities for runaways and former runaways through the organization of the same name. On November 1st,  she will bring her story […]

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St. Bede’s Church presents Albany Consort’s Big Band Bash on Oct. 19

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This fall marks 40 years of continuous music making for the Albany Consort. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church celebrates with a big band program involving 30 musicians, which include singers, a chorus, and an orchestra with recorders, flutes, oboes, trumpets, timpani and strings. Selections include Vivaldi’s Autumn, a Bach Birthday Cantata, and a Bach Harpsichord Concerto. The concert […]

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Trinity Church members pedal bike ambulance on Peninsula to raise awareness about GAIA

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Trinity Church members Steve Andrew (center), Kathy Engelmann (right) and Katie Behroozi could be spotted around the mid-Peninsula today as they took turns pedaling a GAIA bike ambulance, a replica of similar bikes used every day in rural Africa to transport critically ill patients across dirt roads to the nearest clinic or hospital. Their goal was to […]

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Summer adventure: Walking the Camino de Santiago with Trinity Church group

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In the post and photos below, M-A grad Annalise Deal, who heads for Boston College this fall, talks about her summer experience walking the Camino de Santiago. We’d like to hear how other Menlo Park and Atherton residents spent their summer vacation. Send stories/photos to tips@inmenlo.com. “The Camino has been a gift, pay it forward.” I read […]

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Spotted: Beautiful rose in the garden at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

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We guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the well-tended rose garden at Trinity Church in Menlo Park would yield such a beautiful rose. But we think photographer Gillian Bostock captured it perfectly.

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Charity rummage sale at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park on June 28 will benefit GAIA

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St. Bede’s semi-annual rummage sale offers clothes, shoes, books, CDs, household items, toys, knickknacks, craft items and more — you never know what treasures you’ll find — plus free refreshments. The church promises prices that are famously low and friendly volunteers to help you find what you are looking for. The sale takes place in Lehman Hall, the […]

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Barbara Wilcox hopes to go on MPPC mission trip using unique fundraising approach

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Barbara Wilcox is a relatively new resident of Menlo Park, but the street she lives on has historical roots. It was once the site of Camp Fremont’s bakery. Barbara knows little nuggets of facts like this because the World War I training camp is the subject of her Master’s thesis at Stanford. A former journalist, […]

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Trinity Church kids put Easter baskets together for shelter kids

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Parishioner Holly Tambling orchestrated another beautiful building of Easter baskets at Trinity Church this morning. About 300 baskets with books,  stuffed animals, toys, candy and more were built and will beBe delivered to local shelters.

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Broader community invited to participate in MPPC’s Compassion Weekend – March 29-30

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With the goal of making service simple, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and its Open Door Church campuses invite the public to join in serving on 33 projects on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30 — its ninth annual Compassion Weekend. This year, there are opportunities for 4,500 volunteers to participate. To sign up, visit http://cw2014.org. […]

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Photographer Scott R. Kline goes annually on a mission trip to Juarez, a time that stays with him heart and mind

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“You are going to Juarez? Why? Isn’t it dangerous?” This is a typical response every year when we prepare to head to Ciudad Juarez Mexico to build houses, treat sick people, and work with our sponsored students. I can’t really blame people. One doesn’t hear much positive about Juarez. But it is a great experience […]

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