Special musical program will mark Feast of the Epiphany at St. Philip's

2013-01-03T00:00:00Z Special musical program will mark Feast of the Epiphany at St. Philip'sSubmitted by Sue Agnew Director Of Communications Arizona Daily Star

St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church will mark Sunday's Feast of the Epiphany with special instrumental music at its 9 and 11:15 a.m. services.

The Paloma Winds, a quintet consisting of Deena Reedy, flute; Sara Fraker, oboe; Andrew Braden, clarinet; Rebecca Cain, bassoon; and Victor Valenzuela, horn, will perform during the morning services.

The Paloma Winds formed in 2006 as the quintet-in-residence at Music From Greer, a summer music festival in Arizona's White Mountains. All five members are active in the Tucson community as orchestral performers, chamber musicians and teachers.

Although their repertoire spans the Renaissance to classical to American popular music, the Paloma Winds share a particular interest in exploring the works of contemporary composers.

Something different will constitute Sunday's 5:30 p.m. service. The service is designed to celebrate gift and light and be a respite from the hectic pace and stress of the holiday season. It will feature ancient, traditional and modern music composed and led by Sheldon Curry, St. Philip's composer-in-residence. Several local musicians will take part. The liturgy is woven from the Book of Common Prayer, Enriching our Worship and Wild Goose's Wee Worship Book.

Curry is a native of West Texas and a graduate of Baylor University, where he studied and performed choral music under the direction of Robert Young and Euell Porter.

The public is invited to any or all of the services. Donations are accepted.

St. Philip's is at 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at East River Road. Parking is available in the north parking lot or under the solar-covered parking structure on the east side. The office phone is 299-6421.

Give some food

St. Philip's is sponsoring a food drive in conjunction with Sunday's music program. Attendees are invited to leave nonperishable food in unbreakable containers outside the entrance to the church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.

Food donations are shared between St. Philip's food pantry and the food pantry at Interfaith Community Services.

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