Sunday, July 25, 2010


Occasionally Hyper ventures forth for culture. I happen to like it you know. Today I went to St. Mary's Episcopal Church at 13th and Holmes to hear the Summerfest Musicians.
Truly an awesome combination of history, architecture and music.

Today's concert featured composers Vivian Fung, Paul Hindemith and Franz Schubert. The musicians were Mary Grant, Dorris Dai Janssen, Alexander East, Edward Paulsen, Shannon Finney, Jane Carl, Barbara Bishop, Kelly Cornell and Melissa Rose. Many also play in the Kansas City Symphony.
After each concert there is a reception where audience members can meet and talk with the musicians. Normally at St. Mary's that is held in the adjacent hall.... but it has been undergoing extensive renovation..... above... only the floor remains to be finished and it will be ready for next week's concert.
It's a beautiful venue with great acoustics.

Taking a bow above and below.... about 150 were in attendance this week.

Above: six frames were shot to maintain proper exposure in both the windows and the interior..... thus the crowd moving toward the food :) creates an eerie scene. The church does have a ghost.... he may even be in the photo above .

This is the 20th year of Summerfest Concerts..... you still can hear great music... just go to for the schedule. It's a splendid way to spend part of a Saturday or Sunday.


  1. Hey, I got me some culture this weekend too. Must have been something in the air.

  2. I know you ventured to the Nelson..... next time you head that way stop at Kauffman Gardens it's just diagonal from the Gallery at 4800 Rockhill.... you will LOVE the flowers.......

  3. No, but they had sunflower seeds.

  4. wow, these are amazing pictures. You should e-mail them to the church. It was great to see you yesterday!

  5. Great photos, David. Thanks for coming to the concert.

  6. You're welcome Jane.... you played beautifully and that first piece wasn't easy..... I like it a lot!

  7. Your photographs of St Mary's are fantastic. I have a blog devoted to its architect William Halsey Wood and wonder if you would permit me to use some of them there to help explain Wood's career.