Noon Music in Lent returns

Feb 25, 2014
Howard Walen

Camden — St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut St., will again offer Noon Music in Lent, a free series of weekly concerts in its sanctuary followed by a simple lunch of soup and bread in its spacious Sun Room. All are cordially invited.

Professional musicians will offer a half-hour program on six successive Fridays, beginning March 7. These music programs are a appropriate complement to the solemn season of Lent, and the musicians donate their time and have designated the free-will offering be directed to Episcopal Relief and Development, a worldwide humanitarian aid organization that has the distinction of the being one of the most financially efficient. Each program will open with a short noonday prayer.

The series will open March 7 with Howard Walen at the console of the church’s 1992 Schantz organ. Walen will play works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert J. Powell and Theodore DuBois. The remaining schedule fetaures Jane Schroeder, organist, March 14; Kathryn DerMarderosian, vocalist, March 21; Millie Crocker, harpist, March 28; Kristi Mann, violoncellist, April 4; and Douglas Beck, organist, April 11.

The downtown church has a handicapped-accessible entrance with adjacent parking around the corner on Wood Street. For more information, contact Jane Schroeder, Minister of Music, at 236-3680 or at

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Jane Schroeder, left, and Kristi Mann are among the musicians scheduled for this year’s Noon Music in Lent series. (Photo by: George Jones)
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