St. Bede’s

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Collage Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Rafael Ornes, will present Close Encounters, a program which explores collisions between cultures, crossovers between musical genres, and more personal encounters of many musical styles on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4:00 pm at St. Bede’s (2650 Sand Hill Rd.) in Menlo Park.

Experience the vocal magic that happens when a jazz composer borrows a theme from a Romantic composer, when a composer arranges a folk tune for a medieval chant, or when Latin rhythms transform a Tin Pan Alley tune. The suggested donation is $15

A reception will follow the performance. All donations will benefit LifeMoves, which helps local families and individuals break the cycle of homelessness.

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GAIA Country Director Joyce Jere visits Menlo Park

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A number of local churches, including Christ Church (Portola Valley), St. Bede’s (Menlo Park) and Trinity (Menlo Park) have been long time supporters of GAIA — Global Aids Interfaith Alliance — and last month it was Trinity who got a visit from GAIA Country Director Joyce Jere. GAIA provides basic health services — targeting prevention, […]

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All Souls Memorial service of worship & music at St. Bede’s on Nov. 3

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The choir and clergy of St. Bede’s Menlo Park and Christ Church Portola Valley & Woodside will offer an All Souls Memorial service of worship and music in remembrance of all who have died on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 4:00 pm. Music, under the direction of Katherine McKee and Lauren Wittine, will include Bach’s funeral […]

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Kitka performs at St. Bede’s on December 11

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Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble has researched and discovered a treasure-trove of exquisite and unusual seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. The Ensemble will be at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park (2650 Sand Hill Road) on Sunday, December 11, at 4:00 pm This year’s program will showcase material ranging […]

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Baritone Daniel Pickens-Jones in recital on April 21

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Fools and Dreamers is the title of a recital by baritone Daniel Pickens-Jones that will take place at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 21, at St. Bede’s Church in Menlo Park. Emails the Rev. Jane McDougle: “Daniel is best known to Bay Area audiences through his appearances with leading choral ensembles, including the American Bach […]

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GAIA founder to speak at St. Bede’s on March 11

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While AIDS may seem a manageable condition in the United States, where antiviral drugs are widely available, the disease continues to take a devastating toll in Africa. In Malawi alone, an annual rate of more than 50,000 deaths due to AIDS has created some 650,000 orphans to date. Among those working to stem that tide […]

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Plethera of special blessings at local churches this Sunday

It’s easy for humans to get blessed at any number of local churches every Sunday. But what about some of the non-human things that are important to us? There are two opportunities this weekend, both offered by Episcopal churches. “Remembering the patroness of cyclists, the Madonna del Ghisallo, Lake Como, Italy,” St Bede’s – which […]

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