Transfigured Nights

Transfigured Nights continues in the Anglican tradition of enriching the lives through music in liturgical rites of the church, concerts & other programs.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the November 17 event has been canceled. Please join us for the remaining events of the season.

The 2019 convention of the Organ Historical Society (OHS) will be held in Dallas from July 14 through July 18. Our Artist in Residence, Stefan Engels, will present a recital at Caruth Auditorium, SMU, on Wednesday afternoon, July 17, at 3:15

Transfiguration will host the final evening of the convention on Thursday, July 18, and you are invited to attend a mini-recital by Joel Martinson at 7:00 p.m. on the Ross Organ, and a 7:30 recital by Douglas Cleveland on the Godwin Organ.

As part of the main recital, a work by Joel Martinson commissioned by OHS for this concert – Triptych Fantasy for Alto Saxophone & Organ – will receive its world premiere. This evening of music is free of charge, with donations accepted at the door to offset the costs of the convention. Please come!

Two non-series recitals at Transfiguration this weekend:

Soprano Meghan Mazur will perform a recital offering her gratitude to the congregation for her family’s eleven years at Transfiguration on Saturday, June 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the church. She will be accompanied by Joel Martinson on piano and harpsichord, and there will be appearances from several surprise guests! All are welcome, and childcare will be provided.

Owen Reid will present a recital of organ works on our Richards, Fowkes & Co.’s Opus 17 on Sunday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m. He is studying for his Master of Music degree at SMU under Stefan Engels and the recital is presented in advance of the 13th International Schnitger Organ Competition held June 21-28 in Alkmaar, Netherlands. He recorded his entry for the pre-selection round on Transfiguration’s organ, and he was chosen as one of ten entrants globally, and the only contestant from the USA! He also serves as Organ Scholar at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.

[06/11/19]   Transfigured Nights patrons,

We are very sorry to cancel the Evensong service rescheduled to Wednesday night due to continued power outage on the church campus. Limited power has been restored in some areas but HVAC systems, some lighting, and the organ are offline until Thursday at the earliest. At this time the service is not being rescheduled.

Thank you for your understanding.


[06/09/19]   Due to power outage and regional storm damage tonight's Evensong service is cancelled. We will provide updates at a later date.


This Sunday, June 9 at 5:00pm, the 2018-2019 Transfigured Nights season finale will be an Evensong service led by the Transfiguration Choir for the Feast of Pentecost, followed by a reception in the Gathering Space.

Introit: "Evening Hymn" Gardiner
Responses: Hancock
Psalmody: 145 Gauntlett & Garrett
Service: Darke in F
Anthem: "The Spirit, Brooding, Hovered There" Martinson
Voluntaries: Fantasia on "Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott" BWV 652 J.S. Bach;
Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist BWV 667 J.S. Bach

Joel Martinson will conduct the choir, accompanied by organist Stefan Engels. The Rev. Casey Shobe will deliver the homily.
Incense will be used and professional childcare is provided.

The eighth season of Art Music concludes this Monday at 7:30pm in the Performance Hall!

Bach: Sonata in D Major, BWV963
Robert Schumann: Fantasy Pieces for Cello and Piano Op. 73
Frédéric Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 65

Gayane Manasjan Fullford, cello
Edward Newman, piano
Joel Martinson, harpsichord

Free Admission | Donations Accepted | Coffee & Light Desserts

A quality chamber music series in the intimate environment of Transfiguration's Performance Hall, Art Music provides an opportunity to hear well-known and newer classical music works performed by Dallas' finest musicians. The concert is free with open seating and will conclude around 9:00pm; coffee and light desserts are served at intermission.

Art Music is under the direction of Gayane Manasjan Fullford under the auspices of Transfigured Nights.

Meditations on the Stations of the Cross
THIS Sunday, March 31 | 7:00pm

This concert will be a multi-media presentation centered on the Stations of the Cross. Meghan Mazur,
Terrie Preskitt-Brown, and David Reece will be featured as vocal soloists, and our Gallery Chamber Choir of 16 professionals will sing four motets throughout the program. Stefan Engels and Joel Martinson will play our two organs, harpsichord, and piano in
the course of the program, which will also include Gayane Manasjan Fullford, cellist.

Music by J. S. Bach, Barber, Carissimi, Dupré, Friedell, Handel, and Martinson will be performed along
with an arrangement of an African-American spiritual by Harry T. Burleigh.


Join Transfigured Nights for the third Art Music Monday this season on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. The program will include Kendall Stallings' Dialectics for Solo Cello, Mozart's Violin Sonata in B-flat Major K. 378, and Arthur Foote's Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor Op. 5. Musicians include Anat Malkin Almani, violin; Gayane Manasjan Fullford, cello; and Edward Newman, piano. This chamber music series is free of charge and includes coffee and desserts in the Performance Hall.

This Friday at 7:30pm, Transfigured Nights and the Education Projects Committee of the Dallas AGO are delighted to host a recital by the renowned German organist and teacher Arvid Gast. This recital is presented as a bonus offering to the 2018-2019 Transfigured Nights series.

Mr. Gast has been the director of the Church Music Institute at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck, Germany, since 2004. He also is titular organist of the historic organs (Stellwagen-Organ from 1637, Large Organ from 1466/1672/1984) in the St. Jakobi Church. He previously was professor of organ performance at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" and university organist in Leipzig from 1993-2004.

His program will include music by Heinrich Scheidemann, Franz Tunder, Dieterich Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Akira Nishimura, and Max Reger.

This Sunday, Feb 24 at 7:00pm, Transfigured Nights presents the Transfiguration Choir, Gallery Chamber Singers, and soloists joined by an orchestra of strings, English Horns, and French Horns in Franz Joseph Haydn’s two organ masses: Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, Hob. XXII:7 (“Little Organ Mass”) and Missa in honorem Beatissimae Virginis Mariae, Hob. XXII:4 (“Great Organ Mass”).

Stefan Engels, Artist in Residence at Transfiguration and Professor of Organ and Leah Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Music Performance at Southern Methodist University, will be the featured soloist in both of these works.

Presented Free of Admission

THIS SUNDAY, January 13 at 7:00 pm in the church, Transfigured Nights presents organist Craig Cramer in his recital debut on the Jerry D. Godwin Organ - Richards, Fowkes & Co. Opus 17. Dr. Cramer is Professor of Organ and Artist in Residence at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. One of the most traveled organists of his generation, Cramer maintains an active recital career across the country and in Europe. This concert is presented free of charge and all are welcome.

Toccata in D, BuxWV 155 Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Aria in A Minor with 15 Variations Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703)
Introduction, Scherzo und Fuge on B-E-A-T-E Toni Zahnbrecher (b. 1959)
Incarnation Suite on “Puer natus est nobis” Joel Martinson (b. 1960)
Noël A minuit fut un Reveil, Noël Pour l'Amour de Marie, and Noël de Saintonge Jean-François Dandrieu (1682-1738)
Le Mystère de Noël Auguste Fauchard (1881-1957)

Craig Cramer also serves as organist at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church in Elkhart, Indiana. He holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and the Eastman School of Music where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance. The Eastman School also awarded him the prestigious Performer's Certificate in Organ. He has studied with Russell Saunders, William Hays, James Drake, David Boe, and André Marchal (Paris). Cramer has been named the winner of several important competitions.

Dr. Cramer's performances are frequently heard on American Public Media's program, "Pipedreams". He has fifteen CD recordings to his credit including releases on the Naxos, Arkay, Dominant, Dulcian, Motette-Ursina, Organeum and JAV labels. The University of Notre Dame recently recognized Cramer with a Kaneb distinguished faculty award.

Craig Cramer is represented by Penny Lorenz Artist Management.

Join us this coming Monday, December 10 at 7:30pm as the eighth season of ART MUSIC continues.

Beethoven: Prelude and Fugue in E minor for 2 violins and cello
Adolf Busch: Duet in B flat Op. 26b for Violin and Clarinet
Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, Op 115

Steven Li, violin
Andrea Tullis, violin
Steven Juarez, viola
Gayane Manasjan Fullford, cello
Daryl Coad, clarinet

A quality chamber music series in the intimate environment of Transfiguration's Performance Hall, Art Music provides an opportunity to hear well-known and newer classical music works performed by Dallas' finest musicians. The concert is free with open seating and will conclude around 9:00pm; coffee and light desserts are served at intermission. Art Music is under the direction of Gayane Manasjan Fullford under the auspices of Transfigured Nights.

The Transfiguration Choir and congregation will celebrate the richness of the Advent season through scripture and song on Sunday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m. in the Church. During the service the choir will move from place to place throughout the church as it sings carols and anthems. The congregation will join in singing hymns, chants, and carols accompanied by our 2 organs, handbells, and other instruments.

A festive reception follows the service in Roper Hall. Free Admission. Childcare Provided. Bring a friend!

THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 11, at 7:00pm, Transfigured Nights commemorates the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I with a concert of music composed on sacred and secular texts of peace.

The Transfiguration Choir and soloists will be joined by the Bella Musica Handbell Choir, Gayane Manasjan Fullford, cello, Thane Isaac, violin, and Annette Albrecht, piano and organ, in works by Joel Martinson and others, including his "Cycle of Peace," "Grant Us Peace," and "Everyone Sang."

Organ and instrumental works from the war years, as well as readings from WWI poets will round out the program.

Join us THIS SUNDAY, October 7 at 7:00pm for a FREE concert featuring period instrument ensemble Sonare, joined by British countertenor Ryland Angel in a program of German baroque music. Angel has an international reputation on both the opera and concert stage in a diverse range of repertoire. Childcare is provided. Invite your friends!

Eternal Source of Light | George Frederic Handel
Trio Sonata in B minor Op. 2, No. 1 | G.F. Handel
Betörte Welt, betörte Welt! | Johann Sebastian Bach
6éme Quatuor | Georg Philipp Telemann
Jubilate Domino BuxWV 64 | Dietrich Buxtehude
Partita IV in E minor | Johann Pachelbel
Christum ducem, qui per crucem | Johann Rosenmüller
Concerto in G for Flute & Strings | Johann David Heinichen

Our 15th season begins THIS SUNDAY, Sept. 16 at 5:00pm, with a Solemn Evensong for the Feast of the Holy Cross, sung by the Transfiguration Choir in commemoration of the founding day of the Church of the Transfiguration 62 years ago. A reception follows the service, incense will be used, and childcare will be provided. All are welcome.

Introit: "We Adore You, O Christ" - Richard Proulx
Psalmody: Psalm 98 - Ivor Algernon Atkins
Responses: Westminster Abbey - James Buonemani
Service: Transfiguration - Joel Martinson
Anthem: "Crux Fidelis" - Jean Roger-Ducasse

Did you receive your 2018-2019 season brochure in the mail? If not, let us know - and don't miss the first ART MUSIC MONDAY Concert next week in the Performance Hall!

​The 2017-2018 Transfigured Nights season finale will be a Solemn Evensong for the Eve of St. Barnabas the Apostle. The Transfiguration Choir will sing music by contemporary composers including Howard Helvey and Kenneth Leighton. A festive reception follows in the Gathering Space to close the season. All are welcome!

Introit: "O Lux Beatissima" - Howard Helvey
Responses: Mississippi Conference - Joel Martinson
Psalm 112 - David Hurd
Service: Howard Helvey in B-flat
Anthem: "Let All the World in Every Corner Sing" - Kenneth Leighton

Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Paul Bradshaw

Free | Childcare Provided | Incense | Reception

Transfigured Nights pulls out all the stops THIS Sunday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m., for a concert of chamber music from the 20th and 21st centuries. The program will feature Paul Hindemith’s Wind Quintet (Kleinekammermusik), Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for brass trio, Joel Martinson’s Sevens for Two for cello and organ and Pastorale & Air for oboe and organ. The grand finale will be Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 7 for 13 instruments and organ with Paul Phillips, conductor, and Joel Martinson, organ. Transfigured Nights favorites, Gayane Manasjan Fullford, cello, Willa Henigman, oboe, and Susan Frazier, horn, will be featured as soloists and/or prominently in the ensembles.

Admission is free and childcare will be provided.

The seventh season of Art Music continues this Monday in the Performance Hall! PROGRAM:
Bach: Two Duets from the Clavierübung for Violin and Cello
Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op.60

Featuring Theodore Arm, violin; Susan Dubois, viola; Gayane Manasjan Fullford, cello; and Steve Harlos, piano

A quality chamber music series in the intimate environment of Transfiguration's Performance Hall, Art Music provides an opportunity to hear well-known and newer classical music works performed by Dallas' finest musicians. The concert is free with open seating and will conclude around 9:00pm; coffee and light desserts are served at intermission. Art Music is under the direction of Gayane Manasjan Fullford under the auspices of Transfigured Nights.

Transfigured Nights presents an Evensong for the final Sunday before Lent. The Transfiguration Choir will sing the Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in C based on Latin American Rhythms by Bryan Kelly, and an introit and anthem based on the Transfiguration Gospel.
All are welcome.

Introit: "Locus Iste" by Joel Martinson
Responses: Mississippi Conference by Joel Martinson
Service: Bryan Kelly in C (based on Latin American rhythms)
Anthem: "He Took Them to the Mountaintop" by Joel Martinson

Homilist: Dr. Roy Heller

Free | Childcare Provided | Incense

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Join us THIS Sunday, January 21, for a free concert featuring award-winning organist Alcee Chriss III!

Epilogue, Op. 50 – Rachel Laurin
Schmücke dich o liebe Seele BWV 654 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Retrospection – Florence Price
K’a Mura – Fela Sowande
Symphonie Passion, Op. 23 – Marcel Dupré
I. Le monde dans l'attente du Sauveur
II. Nativité
Were You There? – Calvin Taylor
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 676 – J. S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue in D Major BWV 532 – J. S. Bach
Rhapsody After Art – Alcee Chriss III / Art Tatum

Winner of the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition and Firmin Swinnen Silver Medalist at the 2016 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, Alcee Chriss III has been celebrated for his “grace, skill and abundant proficiency” by the Journal Assist News, Albuquerque. And of his prize-winning performance at the Longwood Gardens Competition, Choir and Organ magazine declared, “Chriss stole the show.” Mr. Chriss also won First Prize and Audience Prize in the Miami International Organ Competition (2014), the Fort Wayne National Organ Competition (2016), the Albert Schweitzer National Organ Competition in Wethersfield, CT (2013), and the Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists in Austin, TX (2013).

Mr. Chriss has performed throughout the United States and France, and in 2014 was a featured “Rising Star” at the national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Boston. Recent and upcoming performances include the Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas, TX), John F. Kennedy Center, Washington National Cathedral, Caruth Auditorium, and St. Olaf’s Catholic Church (Minneapolis MN), among others.

Alcee is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at McGill University where he studies with Hans-Ola Ericsson. He previously studied at Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he received the Master’s degree in historical keyboard and a Bachelor’s degree in Organ Performance. At Oberlin, he studied organ with James David Christie and Olivier Latry, improvisation with Marie-Louise Langlais, and harpsichord and continuo playing with Webb Wiggins and Hank Knox. He also received a grant from Oberlin’s 1835 fund to spend a month in France studying historic organs and repertoire.

Mr. Chriss is regularly featured at various organ festivals, including the Atlanta International Organ Festival, and he returned to France in April 2016 and November 2017 to perform solo recitals as a part of the Festival Myrelingues in Lyon. He also continues international volunteer work as the parrain of a music immersion course in Lyon’s Duchère district.

In addition to his organ and harpsichord performances, Alcee is also active as a conductor and jazz pianist.

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