Concerts at Gloria Dei


Sunday, September 24, 2017, 4:00pm

This concert is sponsored by Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and the Los Angeles Organ Company to celebrate Gloria Dei’s new three manual organ.


David Clemensen

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 7:00pm
David Clemenson will play the Bosendorfer Grand Piano in the Sanctuary – 
To Celebrate the Day of Epiphany and “The Season of Light.”

David Clemensen is active as a pianist, teacher, church musician and composer.   A native Californian, he holds degrees from Chapman University, CSU Fullerton, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano from USC.   2017-2018  will be his fifteenth season as pianist for Pacific Chorale.  He may be heard on several of the John Alexander Singer’s recordings, including The Radio Hour: Choral Music of Jake Heggie.   He is in demand throughout Southern California as a collaborator and coach.  Dr. Clemensen has taught at Biola University and Fullerton College, and maintains a private studio as an accompanist and teacher.  Often called upon to lead music for events of the C. S. Lewis Foundation, he directed the Service of Dedication for the Study Center at Lewis’ home, the Kilns, at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, England.  A lifelong church musician, he is Director of Music at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ontario.     His compositions have been performed by many choirs throughout the U.S, and he won the American Orff-Schulwerk competition for his William Blake setting The Tyger and the Lamb.    

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:00pm
Kangwon Kim – baroque violinist from Madison, WI. Currently, the concertmaster of Madison Bach Musicians, previously  taught at Biola University.
Harpsichordist, Jung Hae Kim
The program will include violin sonatas by Handel, Biber, and Schmeltzer. The Biber sonata is titled “Crucifixion” and it will involve scordatura (changing the tuning of the violin strings in order to create a certain key). This will be an amazing musical preparation during the Season of Lent and approaching the Holy Week. The musicians will also be speaking about the Baroque instruments they will be playing.