The Performing Arts Series at All Saints' Episcopal Church provides quality live entertainment that is enjoyable and culturally enriching. The series consists of nine performances that run through April. Please join us for an evening of beautiful music and loving fellowship.

Sunday, February 26th at 5:00 p.m. Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Spiritus Piano Trio Dr. Hulin and colleagues Annabelle and Ron Gardiner

Sunday, April 30th at 5:00 p.m. Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
All Saints’ Music Ministry Leading a Choral Evensong for Eastertide

Performing Artists

Charles Hulin (B.M. and D.M.A. in Piano Performance, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University; M.M. in Piano Performance, The Juilliard School of Music) is a member of Southeastern University’s Department of Music where he teaches piano and music history. In addition to his work at Southeastern, Dr. Hulin coordinates the Lasker Summer Music Festival, an organization that supports Christian musicians in the integration of their artistic work and faith. Before coming to Florida, he performed extensively in the Mid-Atlantic states, frequently appearing with members of the United States Naval Academy Band and as a soloist for performances of the Richmond Ballet. He has participated in a wide range of festivals including the Third Practice Festival of electro-acoustic music, the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, and the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. He has presented research regarding the music of Franz Liszt for the College Music Society and numerous lecture-recitals on the practice of parlor music in the Antebellum South for museums and historical societies in his native North Carolina.

Annabelle Gardiner, a member of the Spiritus piano trio, teaches violin, string techniques, chamber music, chamber orchestra, and music theory at Southeastern University. While earning her degrees at Eastman School of Music, she studied violin with Zvi Zeitlin and Oleh Krysa, and chamber music with members of the Cleveland Quartet. Professor Gardiner has been performing with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006 and was appointed as Assistant Concertmaster in August 2010. In September of 2017, she began her post as Associate Concertmaster. She is a former member of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. A regular substitute violinist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, she has worked with internationally renowned conductors such as James DePreist, Sir Neville Marriner, Leonard Slatkin, and John Williams. Abroad, Professor Gardiner has performed with her husband, Ronald Gardiner, in the Philippines, Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, and China. As a chamber musician, Professor Gardiner performs with the Kozmik String Quartet and the Bella Musica Ensemble. In addition to her orchestral career, she has extensive performing experience ranging from Broadway musicals and pop/rock concerts to 20th century music. She has appeared in concerts with orchestral backup for the likes of Idina Menzel, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Carrie Underwood, and Rascal Flatts. She has also been a member of several recording projects for Busch Gardens, Disney, and Hal Leonard Music Publishers. Professor Gardiner also performs as Associate Concertmaster with Opera Tampa, Concertmaster of the Bach Festival of Central Florida, and as a Disney musician. At Disney, she performs with the Candlelight Orchestra at Epcot, and at Hollywood Studios, she was a member of the orchestra for the Music of “Pixar Live! A Symphony of Characters.” During the summers, Professor Gardiner teaches and performs at the Masterworks Festival, where she directs the String Intensive Studies Program.

Ronald Gardiner is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music degree in cello performance, with additional study at the Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg, Germany, and the Peabody Conservatory. During his student years, Ronald was a prizewinner of the Midland-Odessa National Young Artist Competition held in Midland, Texas. While studying in Europe, he was invited to perform for Hungarian pianist Gyorgy Sebok in his International Masterclasses held in Ernen, Switzerland. He has also performed in Masterclasses for Mstislav Rostropovich, Steven Isserlis, Ronald Leonard, Paul Katz, Hans Jorgen-Jensen, and Reinhard Goebel. An avid chamber musician, Ronald has studied with members of the Cleveland, Emerson, Juilliard, Guarneri, American, and Mendelssohn string quartets at various festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, the Taos School of Music, the Winter Institute of String Quartets, and the Waterloo Festival of the Arts at Princeton University. He has worked with internationally renowned conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Charles Dutoit, Sir Neville Marriner, James DePriest, Yuri Temirkanov, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gunther Herbig, Robert Shaw, and Yan Pascal Tortelier, among others. Ronald has recorded for the Vox Classics, BIS, and Albany record labels. Ronald was a member of the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C., the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and performed as a regular substitute cellist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic during his student years at Eastman. A former member of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, he frequently served as their Acting Principal Cellist. An active freelance musician, Ronald has worked with artists such as Marvin Hamlisch, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Kool and the Gang, Mannheim Steamroller, The Gatlin Brothers, Wynonna Judd, Chuck Mangione, Roy Clark, Roger Williams, and Ron Carter, among others. Ronald is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. Former teaching positions include at the MasterWorks Festival as part of the Orchestral Studies Program, Houghton College, the David Hochstein Memorial Music School, as well as an adjunct faculty position at the Eastman School of Music during his Graduate studies. Ronald performs on a modern cello that was handcrafted in 1997 by nationally renowned luthier, James McKean of New York City.

 

 

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