Mid-Week Recital Series

Presented by Dr. James E. Smith, Music Director, the Mid-Week Recital series is held January – May on the second Wednesdays of the month (subject to change.)  Recitals begin promptly at 12:10 p.m. and are followed by a reception with the artists.  Fill out the form below to be added to the Music, Theater, Arts email list to receive information on upcoming events in those categories.  

View Recitals Online!

With the new technology available, we are thrilled to share the art of the excellent musicians to those unable to attend the recitals and a wider audience in general.  Scroll down to view select past recitals.

To view the recitals live on the church Facebook page, the viewer will need a Facebook account. For assistance or more information contact the church office (310) 393-8258.



Duo Ondine: Boglárka Kiss, Flute; Alison Bjorkedal, Harp – March 14, 2018 – Click image to view video. To view the recital program click here.

Haru no Umi (arr. by Josef Molnar)
Michio Miyagi (1894-1956)

The Song of the Lark
Song to the Waking Sun
Into Darkness
Charles R. Young (b. 1965)

L’Histoire du Tango
Nightclub 1960
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Founded in 2005, the flute and harp duo were recently selected by the Beverly Hills Auditions as one of the top chamber groups in Los Angeles.  Both artists maintain active schedules as professional musicians and teachers: Alison is on the faculty of California Institute of the Arts, and Boglárka teaches at Pasadena City College. Both musicians hold the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.  Read more…

Althea Waites, Piano – February 7, 2018 – Click image to view video.  To view the recital program click here.

Toccata in G Minor, BWV 915
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Momentum (1984)
Tania Leon (b.1944)

Fantasie in F Minor, Opus 49
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)

Internationally acclaimed American Pianist, Althea Waites, has concertized extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as a brilliant soloist, chamber musician and collaborative artist. She is currently on the keyboard faculty at California State University/Long Beach, and organist/pianist at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church.  Read more…

Jaebon Hwang, Organ –  Recital May 10, 2017 – Click image to view video.

The finale of the 2017 Mid-Week Recital series is with award-winning composer and organist, Jaebon Hwang!  She is organist at Westwood United Methodist Church where she presides over one of the largest organs in the region.  Awarded the Fellow of American Guild of Organists, the organization’s highest level of certification, she is active as a recitalist and as a collaborative artist.

Christoph Bull, Organ – May 9, 2018 – Click image to view video. To view the recital program click here.

Toccata in D minor, op. 59/5
Max Reger (1873-1916)

Serene Alleluias
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Choral in A minor
César Franck (1822-1890)

Vic 1
Christoph Bull

Fugue in D major, op. 59/6
Max Reger (1873-1916)

Christoph Bull has concertized around the world, including Europe, Russia, India, Taiwan, China, Japan, El Salvador and many U.S. states. He’s performed at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.  Read more…

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