St. Paul’s church hosting classical concert

Published 4:32 am Friday, December 1, 2023

Selma’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will resonate with the enchanting melodies of pianist Dr. Eun-Hee Park and flutist Dr. Brittney Patterson on Sunday at 4 p.m., when the church, located at 210 Lauderdale St, hosts the duo’s performance of a classical concert in the sanctuary.

Rev. Amy George, Rector at St. Paul’s expressed the church’s honor and excitement in hosting these accomplished artists.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Park and Dr. Patterson are coming to share their talents and a little holiday joy with us and the Selma community,” George said. “We hope you will join us for this special concert.”

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Dr. Park, the distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Montevallo, brings a wealth of experience, having graced many prestigious stages, including Carnegie Hall.

“I am delighted and grateful that the community of Selma has invited Dr. Patterson and me for another concert,” Park said. “We look forward to presenting a diverse classical repertoire, complemented by a touch of holiday flair.”

Joining her is Dr. Brittney Patterson, Assistant Professor of Music at Montevallo, principal flutist for the Memphis Repertory Orchestra and co-founder of the Delta Chambers players.

“I love collaborating with Dr. Park, and we’ve been working on this one for months,” Patterson said. “It’s going to be a very eclectic performance.”

Dr. Patterson stated that the performance will not be strictly holiday music but will showcase various pieces of music from around the world and will include excerpts from “The Nutcracker” as well as an early 20th-century waltz, a Cuban-inspired piece and even a beautiful Korean folk song. Patterson shared that she hoped the performance would introduce those in attendance to types of music that they may have never been exposed to.

The concert is free to the public however, donations are appreciated. Following the performance, attendees are invited to a reception including wine and light hors devours, that will give an opportunity to personally honor and appreciate the musicians.