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Spotlight: Organists line up for cathedral event

The organ at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist will be roaring today as members of the American Guild of Organists perform music ranging from J.S. Bach to Denis Bédard. The concert, today at 4, will begin with the church’s carillonneur, Byrl Cinnamon, playing the cathedral carillon. Also planned are performances of “Ave Maria” and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for String, arranged for the organ.

Spotlight: Arai, Cinnamon team for July 4 show at Cathedral

Two carilloneurs will team up Thursday for the annual Fourth of July concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Wesley Arai, the associate carillonist at the University of California, Berkeley, will team with cathedral carilloneur Byrl Cinnamon to perform John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Arai also will perform a selection of music keeping in the spirit of the holiday.

Religion Notebook: Bach’s Cantata No. 10 to be performed

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., will present organist Christopher Nelson at 4 p.m. Sunday. Part of St. John’s Mostly Second Sunday recital series, Nelson will play “Meine Seel erhebt den Herren,” J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 10. The piece was arranged by Nelson in the style of Franz Liszt.

Organist Archer headlines recital

International concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer will perform a recital Sunday that features music by American composers: Horatio Parker, Charles Ives, Joan Tower, Samuel Barber and William Bolcom. Archer is in town as the organ adjudicator for the 67th annual Musicfest Northwest in Spokane. This year nearly 1,200 participants in ballet, brass, flute, guitar, organ, piano, reed, string and voice performed for judges during the week. The winner of the organ competition also will perform on Sunday.

Religion Notebook: Rummage sale set

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., will hold a rummage sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the church’s Haiti Partnership Program and will provide funds for teachers’ salaries and meals for students at St. Andrés Episcopal School in Cazale, Haiti. The region is still struggling after a devastating earthquake in 2010.

Spotlight: Arts-related events set to honor 9/11 anniversary

We’re getting word of several arts-related events for the upcoming 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks: • Evensong at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist , Sept. 11, 7 p.m. – The Cathedral Choir, oboist Gary Plowman and trumpeter Larry Jess will perform works by John Rutter and Herbert Howells at this commemorative service.

Religion Notebook: Organ music to fill cathedral

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., will present members of the local American Guild of Organists in concert Sunday at 4 p.m. The concert will feature music from Bach to contemporary Finnish composers played on the church’s three-manual Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, which was installed under the cathedral’s Rose Window in 1960.

Wit, warmth endeared the Very Rev. Craft to community

For 42 years, the Very Rev. Mart Craft served the congregation of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and the Spokane community. After a brief battle with cancer, he died Feb. 5. He was 71.

City considers bid for Carlyle Care Center

Spokane leaders believe they finally have a viable buyer that will maintain the Carlyle Care Center as stable downtown housing serving people with mental illness. The city bought the Carlyle in 2006 from US Bank for $3.2 million, using federal Department of Housing and Urban Development money, in an effort to prevent dozens of vulnerable people from being forced onto the streets.

Gospel choir raises a voice to serve others

Music frequently echoes through the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The soothing chimes of the handbell choir, the awesome tones of the tower’s carillon, the rich harmonies of Gregorian and Anglican chants performed by the Cathedral choir. But Sunday night, a different type of melody will fill the sanctuary and warm the stone walls with a rich, upbeat sound.