By Nancy Crouse
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
You are invited to St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 225 S. Pagosa Blvd., on Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. as we remember and give thanks for those we have loved and lost. Sally Humphreys and Jerry Steichen will offer an hour-long recital featuring works by Copeland, Schumann, Damase and MacDowell, among others.
Steichen has conducted the Boston Pops, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” and ABC’s “Good Morning, America.” He has performed at New York City’s Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Steichen has conducted symphony orchestras around the world, opera companies and Broadway plays, including “The Phantom of the Opera” and “The Secret Garden.”
Originally from Tonkawa, Okla., Steichen holds degrees from Northern Oklahoma College, Oklahoma City University and the University of Southern California, where he studied with Gwendolyn Koldofsky and Jean Barr. He currently resides in New York City. Through Christmas, he will be the guest music director at St. Patrick’s.
Humphreys enjoys the variety of a freelance musical career. Humphreys, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated from Indiana University and attended the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music before starting her professional career playing piccolo with the Hartford Symphony. While in Connecticut, she taught at the University of Connecticut and the Camerata School of Music. She has also performed with the Colorado Philharmonic, Utah Symphony, the Moab Music Festival and others.
Due to limited space, you are asked to sign up on the homepage of St. Patrick’s website, stpatrickspagosa.org, or call (970) 731-5801 to reserve a space. Please plan to wear a mask throughout the concert.