Part of a centuries-old Benedictine tradition of nurturing the arts and learning, Abbey Church Events is an annual concert and lecture series founded by the Abbot and monks of Saint Martin’s Abbey in 1980. To date, Abbey Church Events has presented more than one hundred and fifty scholarly lectures and classical music concerts by some of the most luminous scholars and artists of our day. Some of our Abbey Church Events artists also do community outreach and master classes.
Though Abbey Church Events lectures and concerts are offered to the public free of charge, a freewill offering in support of the series is suggested. The series is underwritten by the interest on a small endowment established by the Benedictine monks of Saint Martin’s Abbey, by freewill offerings, bequests, and occasional grants.
2019-2020 Abbey Church Events Schedule:
Alin Melik-Adamyan: Piano
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Omer Bouchez: Violin
Yung-Hsin Chang: Viola
Elisa Liu: Violin
Christine J. Lee: Cello
Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 8 p.m.
2018-2019 Abbey Church Events Schedule:
George Smith: Violin
Elliot Perks: Viola
Duncan Strachan: Cello
Colin Scobie: Violin
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Kliment Krylovskiy: Clarinet
Vanessa Mollard: Violin
Riko Higuma: Piano
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Wolfram Koessel: Cello
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at 8 p.m.
2017-2018 Abbey Church Events Schedule:
Anastasia Dedik: Piano
Gulia Gurevich: Violin & Viola
Boris Allakhverdyan: Clarinet
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.
2016-2017 Abbey Church Events Schedule:
Calmus: Vocal Quintet
Isabel Jantschek: Soprano
Sebastian Krause: Countertenor
Tobias Poche: Tenor
Ludwig Bohme: Baritone
Manuel Helmeke: Bass
Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 8 p.m.
Bishop Robert D. Hofstad
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Chair, 2007-2013, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee, National Conference of Bishops
Abbot Gerald R. Desmond Lecture
“Roman Catholic-Lutheran Relations: Which Way Is Forward”
Saturday, April 28, 2017, at 7 p.m.
WindSync: Wind Quintet
Garrett Hudson: Flute
Emily Tsai: Oboe
Julian Hernandez: Clarinet
Anni Hochhalter: Horn
Kara LaMoure: Bassoon
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at 8 p.m.