An Evening Hymn: A night of sacred music to benefit St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Featuring Dr. Jean Anderson Collier, piano, and David Small, baritone
When pianist Jean Anderson Collier and baritone David Small perform together, it means more than just beautiful music. On August 2nd, you're invited to a concert of sacred music in honor of David's late parents, which will benefit a church struggling in response to COVID-19...on what was meant to be their wedding date.
Like so many couples during this pandemic, Jean and David had to make the difficult decision to postpone their wedding indefinitely. Weddings are markers in time for extended families; they bring everyone together, cement bonds, and create new memories as a couple begins their life together. Weddings are a time you think about family, especially those loved ones who cannot be physically present. As a way to honor David's late parents, whose faith was immensely important to them, the artists decided to dedicate an evening of sacred music to the benefit of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Scituate, MA - a picturesque New England town on the seacoast just south of Boston. And on what better date to hold such an event than the one they originally chose to begin their own journey together?
Dr. Jean Anderson Collier is a nationally known vocal coach and pianist, the principal opera coach at Boston Conservatory, and a diction and art song professor at New England Conservatory of Music. She is also the organist and choir director at St. Luke’s.
David Small's prolific opera career includes performances of 65 roles in 54 different operas. His repertoire includes Rigoletto, Germont, Scarpia, and he has appeared with the St. Louis Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Cincinnati May Festival Orchestra, Austin Symphony in works such as Brahms‘ Requiem, Durufle Requiem, Elijah and collaborated with pianists such as Anton Nel, Jean Anderson Collier, Claude Cymerman, and Joachim Reinhuber.
Join Jean and David in this deeply personal event, an unforgettable experience of hope, family, and faith in the future.