2020-2021 SEASON CANCELLED
Since 2011 the Five Fridays program sponsored by the Music Guild has brought a series of chamber concerts to discerning audiences of northwest Philadelphia. Concerts have taken place by candlelight in the neo-gothic sanctuary of Saint Paul’s Church, typically in the intimate setting of the labyrinth at the rear of the church, and have been followed by a reception to meet the artists.
The 2020-2021 season was to have been our tenth anniversary season. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all in-person activities at Saint Paul’s, and much uncertainty remains about the possibilities for reopening in the next few months. With great regret, we have determined that the most prudent course of action is to cancel the entire season, in the hope and expectation that we can safely relaunch the series in Fall 2021.
To all our artists, sponsors, and audience members: we are deeply grateful for your support to date. We hope to see you again in a year, and invite you to stay connected with Music at Saint Paul’s via our occasional newsletter (sign up here). In the meantime, we invite you to consider directly contributing to our two beneficiary organizations, Face to Face Germantown and the Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, which need our support more than ever at this time.
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. Please contact the Director of Music if you have questions about becoming a Five Fridays sponsor in the future.
2019-2020 Season Sponsors
Glenmede Investment & Wealth Management
Beyer Studio, Inc.
Chestnut Hill Hotel & Market at the Fareway
Allison Romig Catering
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
Marilou Buffum, Realtor
Dental Arts of Chestnut Hill
John P. Grigger, D.D.S.
Our Mother of Consolation Church
Our Mother of Consolation Parish School
Fred H. Straub, Jewelers
Kent and Starla Keith
Iron Hill Brewery, Chestnut Hill
Fiore Studio of Classical Singing
Chestnut Hill Music Academy
Jim and Marti Bondelid
Thomas Callis and Tamara Smith
Stephen and Cynthia Clowery
Wm. Stewart Graham
Barbie and John Kimberly
Tom and Jody O’Rourke
Arabella and James Pope