Concerts at Gloria Dei
GUITARIST MARK KROOS
Sunday, January 12, 2020 – morning worship (8:30am and 10am)
Meet the artist at 11am (Lunch & Learn)
 
Mark Kroos plays 2 guitar necks at the same time. Originally from Lansing, MI but currently based in Charlotte, NC he is one of the only people in the world touring his trade. His primarily instrumental style is characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, incredible tapping technique, and is as entertaining to watch as it is to listen to. Live performances burst with energy and magnetism not typical of solo guitar music. Drawing influence from folk, Celtic, indie, and even punk rock artists as well as great guitarists such as Michael Hedges, Tommy Emmanuel and Leo Kottke, Mark Kroos has developed his own edge to the acoustic guitar.

In July of 2011 Mark competed in Guitar Player Magazine’s International Guitar Superstar Competition in Nashville for host Larry Carlton and renowned judges Muriel Anderson, Reeves Gabrels and Carl Verheyen, taking 1st place out of 5 invited competitors and thousands of others who had submitted online.

“Mark Kroos plays with a sensitivity to the music and positive energy that is truly refreshing.” (Muriel Anderson –1989 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion)

Mark has since shared the stage with guitarists Mike Stern, Lee Ritenour, Phil Keaggy and Stanley Jordan among others during his past 8 years of touring through the US and Canada. He has also picked up full sponsorships with D’Addario Strings, Planet Waves Cables, Genz Benz Amplifiers, Ovation Guitars, Kopf Percussion and Kyser Capos.

In March of 2013, Mark’s Dueling Banjos video exploded on social media presenting many new performance opportunities. Mark continues to tour throughout most of the year, giving concerts primarily in churches, schools, music stores and theaters.

In June, 2018 Mark released his newest instrumental guitar album, Clarity, a collection of relaxing, prayerful pieces. He has also released 2 other full-length instrumental guitar albums: Down Along the Lines of Joy (2012) and And Grace Will Lead Me Home (2010) as well as a 4 track vocal EP titled The Sound of Snow (2011) and a DVD of music videos and live studio performances (2013).

Mark’s touring began in May, 2010 when he embarked on a sparsely-booked road trip, giving up his apartment in Williamsburg, Virginia to play coffee shops and bars, relying on donations, human kindness and the grace of God. This road trip blossomed into a year-long concert tour filled with performances, clinics, and a multitude of new friends. While still on the road more often than not, Mark has reclaimed a place of residence in North Carolina and occasionally takes breaks for writing, arranging and recording.
CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
Spring Choir Concert
 
Friday, April 3, 2020, 7:00pm
 

The choir has earned an enviable reputation in its home state and throughout the Western United States for its commitment to performing the finest in choral literature from all eras in their original languages.

While dedicated to performing works that represent the University’s Lutheran heritage, the choir also embraces innovative new music as well as music expressing a multi-cultural perspective.

More information coming soon. Mark your calendar now.
FRED JOHNSON AND FRIENDS
Concert for Paradise!
The amazing organist/pianist at Gloria Dei will be providing a free concert for the community of Paradise, California on Sunday, July 28, 2019, 5pm.
 
Beside Fred Johnson, other wonderful musicians will join him. Following the concert there will be a light reception.
 
Donation for Paradise will be taken and money received will be allocated to Lutheran Disaster Response and Paradise Lutheran Church.
 
More information coming soon. Mark your calendar now.
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SOUTH COAST SINGERS CONCERT
June 22, 2019, 4:00pm
 
The Fabulous 40’s: The Great Music from the Greatest Generation
 
Tickets available at the door or: southcoastsingers.org.
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SAN CLEMENTE CHORAL SOCIETY
Spring Concert – May 18, 2019, 3:00pm
More information coming.
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Hyunju Hwang
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 3:00pm
 
Dr. Hwang will team up with Tsugumi Shikano for a unique event for organ and percussion. Admission is free, but please pick up a ticket at the Welcome Table or call the church office to reserve a space.
 
This is the kickoff concert for GDLC’s Summer Concert Series.
 
Donations will be welcomed at the concert.
 
THE WARTBURG COLLEGE CHOIR
Saturday, April 20, 2019, 7pm
One of the best college acapella choirs in the world will be in concert at Gloria Dei, Saturday, April 20, 2019, 7pm.
 
They will also sing at both the 8:30am and 10am Easter Sunday worship services. Watch the video above to get a taste of their music. Mark your calendar for this “don’t miss opportunity.”

SOUTH COUNTY COMMUNITY BELLS CONCERT
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:30pm – 4:00pm.
More information coming.
ARVID PETTERSEN and family from Norway:
 
Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter Arvid Petterson will be in concert in the Sanctuary, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 7pm.
 
Free-will offering will be taken.
 
For more information and to go to Arvid’s website, click here.
DECEMBER 2018 CHORAL CONCERTS
 
SAN CLEMENTE CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT: Presents Joy to the World – A Global Holiday Concert on December 8, 2018, 3pm. Tickets are $15.
 

SOUTH COAST SINGERS:  Presents Holly Jolly Holidays Concert on December 14, 7pm. Tickets available at 949-613-7840 or ww.southcoastsingers.org. Prices vary $10-20, depending upon age. Under 6, free.

DR. HANNA LEE, ORGANIST – July 8, 2018, 5pm
 

Organist Hanna Lee, a native of Seoul, Korea, received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa studying with Delbert Disselhorst and Delores Bruch. Her Doctoral thesis explored the works of contemporary French composer, Naji Hakim, and his musical language and extra musical association in his pieces.  She holds degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees in Organ Performance at Yonsei University in Seoul studying with Myoung-Ja Cho. She completed Graduate Certificate in Organ Performance at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where she studied with Wolfgang Rübsam. She studied with Piet Kee and Ewald Kooiman focusing on organ music of  J. S. Bach and North German School in Netherland. Currently, Hanna Lee is a faculty member of Jeongdong Organ Academy in Seoul, Korea.

HECTOR OLIVERA IN CONCERT 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.

PIANO CONCERT – DAVID CLEMENSEN
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 7:00pm
 
David Clemensen will play the Bosendorfer Grand Piano in the Sanctuary – 
To Celebrate the Day of Epiphany and “The Season of Light.”
BAROQUE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:00pm
 
Harpsichordist JungHae Kim’s playing has been described as “gallant and regal” (La Folia), “supple…impressive” (New York Arts), emotionally exquisite, warm, and inviting. Ms. Kim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Harpsichord Performance from Peabody Conservatory, and a Master’s Degree in Historical Performance (Harpsichord) from Oberlin Conservatory. She completed her studies with Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam on a Haskell Scholarship, and holds an Advanced Degree in Harpsichord Performance from Amsterdam’s Sweelinck Conservatorium. Ms. Kim has performed in concert throughout United States, Europe and in Asia as a soloist and with numerous fine historical instrument ensembles including American Baroque, Brandywine Baroque, Callisto, Musica Angelica, Musica Glorifica, Music’s ReCreation, and Ensemble Mirable.
 
 
 
 
Kangwon Lee Kim is a versatile violinist with repertoire ranging from baroque to 21st century using both baroque and modern violins. She has given recitals throughout the U.S. and in Korea, Canada, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Norway and Czech Republic, and the live recording of her performances have been heard on National Public Radio, WFLN in Philadelphia, and Wisconsin Public Radio. Ms. Kim was Assistant Professor in violin and chamber music at Biola University in CA and has also taught at Ripon College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Lawrence University Conservatory. Currently, she is the Assistant Artistic Director and concertmaster of Madison Bach Musicians and often plays solo and leads the ensemble. During the summer, Ms. Kim teaches at Credo summer chamber music festival at Oberlin College. Ms. Kim lives in Middleton, WI with her husband and two sons and keeps an active teaching and performing schedule.