Public events at Saint Ben's

painting titled Hot Jazz

"Hot Jazz" by Liz Maruska, celebrating our annual jazz concert

Concert: Leavitt's Requiem
Sun, April 27, 3 pm, at Trinity United Methodist Church

The joint choirs of St. Benedict’s, St. Peter's, and Trinity will perform John Leavitt’s choral work, Requiem, on Sunday April 27, at 3 pm (note corrected time) at Trinity United Methodist Church in Los Osos. This accessible and enjoyable work for choir and piano or orchestra was inspired by Johannes Brahms' Requiem. It takes a non-traditional approach based on scriptural texts, primarily from the Psalms. The arrangements include: Lord Is My Shepherd; O, Clap Your Hands; Prayer Of Saint Francis; Lord Is My Light And My Salvation; Easter Carol; How Can I Keep From Singing and Gaelic Blessing. It celebrates the gift of life given by God to the departed saints and it provides solace for the living proclaiming in music the eternal hope and grace of Christ.

An extraordinary composer of church and school music, Leavitt’s prolific career has produced a compelling volume of sacred and secular music – both original and arrangements of traditional hymns and Christmas favorites. He teaches, lectures, and guest conducts across the country and is a regular guest conductor at Carnegie Hall and at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Classes and Workshops

The Hollister Institute at St. Benedict's is a program of classes and workshops designed to meet the needs of community members as well as church members who may want to deepen their faith experience or just understand more about spirituality and faith.

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