Five Fridays

Pianist Ronaldo Rolim recorded a performance for the virtual Five Fridays concert in April 2021.

We have resumed Five Fridays with a full season of concerts in 2021-22 in faith and hope that the Covid pandemic will not cause further interruption to our plans. Please be aware that mitigation measures may be in place for any concert, as directed by the Vestry of St. Paul’s, including masking, distancing, and limitations on hospitality.  See below.

The Five Fridays concert series was launched in 2011 as a mission project of Music at St. Paul’s. Its twin goals are to bring discerning audiences into the beautiful sanctuary of St. Paul’s to enjoy excellent chamber music, and to distribute concert proceeds to two local beneficiary organizations that serve our hungry and homeless neighbors in NW Philadelphia.

The series has steadily grown in attendance, and concerts have featured a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles. Typically they take place on the intimate setting of the labyrinth, last 60-90 minutes, and are followed by a reception to greet the artists. Proceeds now upwards of $6,000 each year are forwarded to Face to Face Germantown and Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network.

Five Fridays would not be possible with financial support from our generous sponsors, whose contributions offset the cost of putting on the concerts. A list of our sponsors and information about how to become a Business or Individual Sponsor is below.

COVID-19 Protocol:

In accordance with policy of the St. Paul’s Vestry and guidelines of the City of Philadelphia, persons attending the Five Fridays concerts are required to be fully vaccinated, and to wear masks while inside the church buildings.  Vaccination credentials will be checked at the door.  A simple reception will be held outside the church following the concert, weather permitting.

Announcing the 2021-22 Season

October 15, 2021 at 7:30pm

Ekaterina Skliar, mandolin/domra and Beomjae Kim, flute
Artist information, music details and ticket link.

November 5, 2021 at 7:30pm

Noah Hardaway, piano
Artist information, music details and ticket link.

February 4, 2022 at 7:30pm

The Baltimore Trio, Katherine Needleman, oboe, Lachezar Kostov, cello, and Viktor Valkov, piano
Artist information, music details and ticket links.

March 4, 2022 at 7:30pm

Helen Zhibing Huang, soprano, with Andrew Hauze, piano
Artist information, music details and ticket links.

April 29, 2022 at 7:30pm

Hannah Tarley, violin, with Hilda Huang, piano
Artist information, music details and ticket links.


Tickets

$30 General Admission, $5 Students

Tickets will be available at the door, but you are encouraged to follow “Music at St. Paul’s” on Eventbrite and purchase tickets in advance online.  In the event of cancellation of any concert, you will be eligible to receive a refund.


Seeking Sponsors

 

Request for Sponsorship

Generous business and individual sponsors have underwritten the expenses of running the series each season, allowing the net proceeds from ticket sales to be passed on to our two beneficiaries, Face to Face Germantown and Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network.  Sponsorship is available at different levels; benefits include complimentary tickets to concerts, listing on this page and in program booklets, and advertising space for business sponsors. We are deeply grateful to those who have already committed to sponsoring the 2021-22 season of Five Fridays, listed below.  If you would like to add your name to the list, please review the document Request for Sponsorship to learn more about Five Fridays and how to become an Individual or Business Sponsor.

BUSINESS SPONSORS

Beyer Studio, Inc.
Glenmede Trust Co,
Kouvenda Media
The Ambler Theater
The Hiway Theater
Univest
Chestnut Hill Hotel
Next Level Financial Advisors
Fred H. Straub, Jeweler
Our Mother of Consolation Parish
Our Mother of Consolation School
Dental Arts of Chestnut Hill
Allison Romig Catering
Fiore Studio of Classical Singing
Chestnut Hill Music Academy

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS
Stephen and Cynthia Clowery
Jeanette Cord
Wm. Stewart Graham
Charles W. Head Jr. and John Faggotti
John and Barbie Kimberly
Lorraine and Mike Knudsen
Wendy Munyon
Tom and Jody O’Rourke
Arabella and James Pope
Tamara Smith and Thomas Callis

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