St. Noel Concert Series

Concert Season 2015-2016

              St. Noel Music Ministry

            Friday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m.

(Date and time of the concert are changed from the Concert Series Brochure)

Pentecost 2013 13


  Apollo’s Fire 

Friday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m.

A Harlequin Romance

“ How rumbustious these artists can be.
Steven Player is a dancer of uninhibited vitality. He twisted, leaped and stomped with violinist Julie Andrijeski….a triumphant close.” 


Steve Player and Julie Andrijeski

Steven Player
Julie Andrijeski

Concert Program

Suites from Overture Burlesque & Don Quixote

J.S. Bach
Concerto for Two Violins

The escapades of Harlequin and his girlfriend Columbine were the delight of the Renaissance in the popular Commedia dell’artestreet theatre. These colorful characters come to life as dancers Steve Player, Julie Andrijeski and friends interpret Telemann’s lively character suites. (Warning: other musicians might dance out of their seats as well in this rambunctious program!) Olivier Brault and Johanna Novom set sparks flying in Bach’s fiery Double Violin Concerto.


 Apollo’s Fire 

Sacrum Mysterium: A Celtic Christmas

Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Meredith Hall, soprano

Steve Player, guitar/dancer
Ensemble La Nef of Montréal
Sylvain Bergeron, director/archlute

Jeannette Sorrell, director

Back by popular demand! Now a best-selling CD and DVD, this program is a tapestry of mystical Scottish Gregorian chant, ancient pagan carols, Celtic fiddle tunes & joyous dances – featuring highlights from a medieval Scottish Vespers service. The program returns to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the second time – but catch it here at home!


CityMusic Cleveland

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.


Joseph Haydn Sinfonia Concertante, op.84

Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons , op.8, Winter

Astor Piazzolla The Four Seasons, Spring

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony Nr. 41, K551, C major (Jupiter)


CityMusic Cleveland

Friday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m.



Avner Dorman


Sayaka Shoji 


Johannes Brahms
 Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77

Robert Schumann Symphony No.1 in B flat, Op.38 (Spring)


Concert Season 2014-2015

Apollo’s Fire- “The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.”

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasonsrediscovered 

Apollo’s Fire shakes the dust off these pieces by the hit pop composer of the 18th century.  Violinist Olivier Brault takes on the Four Seasons, while Julie Andrijeski, Johanna Novom & René Schiffer set sparks flying in double-concertos. Tickets available at phone: 216.320.0012
toll-free: 800.314.2535 or email: [email protected]



February 1,2015 at 4:00 p.m.

American Musical Theatre



Castle of the Soul:

A Contemplative Prayer Experience for ALL

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Castle Interior 8

St. Noel Concert Choir, Liturgical Dancers, Readers and Instrumentalists invite you

  for this unique prayer service which includes:
Songs of contemplation and consolation written by Tony Alonso, Liam Lawton, Chris de Silva,
Readings from the texts of St.
Teresa of Avila, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, St. Francis de Sales, St. Augustine, Thomas Merton, and Cardinal Leo Josef Suenens
Dancers, candles, and bells.



Concert Archive

Epiphany Concert

  January 11, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.


Epiphany Concert,
Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.


Come and conclude the Christmas Season with our St. Noel Music Ministry. Listen to new and familiar Christmas music. If you like to sing, be ready to join us with some seasonal songs. Concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact Agnieszka (Aga) Bieniek Director of Music Ministry at St. Noel at [email protected] or 440.946.0887 ex.19
Program: Christmas songs from Renaissance to 21st Century presented by soloists, chamber instrumental groups, Youth Bell Choir and Adult Bell Choir, Concert Choir and Adult Choir.
Conductor: Agnieszka Duda-Bieniek


Arsis – Estonian Bell Choir & Rémi Boucher – Guitar

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Arsis handbell ensemble and Rémi Boucher are taking us to the musical walk around the world. In the first part of the concert, pieces by well-known composers, like Grieg, Bach, Boccherini or Mozart, can be heard. Boccherini’s “Fandango“ (III movement from Quintet No 4), which is very popular among string players, has never been performed by handbells. We will hear a special arrangement made for Rémi and Arsis. The second part is dedicated to the folk music. A rich emotive power through lullabies, shepherd’s tunes and folk stories is given by the handbells and a guitar.

Born in Rouyn-Noranda (Québec, Canada), Rémi Boucher is the first guitarist who have won the Canada Council for the Arts Sylva Gelber Award. In addition to his many national and international prizes, in less than 18 months, Rémi Boucher has conquered Europe, America and Asia winning unanimously the first prize of five of the most important international music competitions (Alessandria in Italy, Andrès Segovia in Palma de Mallorca in Spain, Havana in Cuba, Mauro Guiliani in Turin, and Fernando Sor in Roma).

Rémi has had the pleasure of being invited to perform with many major orchestras all over the world, performing all of the major guitar concertos. He regularly performs recitals, gives master classes and judges at many of the most important competitions, music festivals and universities around the world. He is currently working as a guitar professor in Conservatory of Quebec, CA.

More information about Rémi:

Arsis Handbell Ensemble, which was developed in 1993, today consists of eight players and one of the most perfect sets of handbells, including 7+4 octave sets of handbells and 7 octave set of handchimes. All the handbells have been made in the USA, Malmark bell factory.

The ensemble has toured in different places of the world – Sweden, Finland, Norway, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Canada, Belgium, USA, Portugal, Poland. One of the most exotic places was the Republic of South Africa where Arsis participated in Eisteddfod festival and was honoured the highest prize Grand Prix. Arsis has also represented Estonia in several cultural programs abroad. The remarkable honour has been to play for the Royal Family in Spain.

Arsis is playing mostly arrangements of classical music but also a lot of original music. The ensemble has played with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, with different choirs, solo instruments and solo voices. Six CDs have been released by now. More information about Arsis activities:

You can find us also in Facebook by names: “Arsis Handbell Ensembles” / “Rémi Boucher, guitariste”

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