Corpus Christi Church will host a concert series called In the Light beginning in September 2013 and running through the spring of 2014. The series, developed by Director of Music István Hernek, will showcase the historic church’s artistic beauty and its dynamic environment for organ, woodwinds & voice.
Rev. Mariusz Dymek, pastor of the church, chose a quote by Martin Luther in describing the concert series: “Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.”
Rev. Dymek added, “There are places in which our hearts are filled with joy and where people forget about their daily struggles. One of those places is Corpus Christi Church. Here everything is created to raise the soul to God, to make a difference in life. Our church is a great place for beautiful art, beautiful music and people.”
The series starts on September 22, 2013 at 1:00pm with a piano and organ recital by István Hernek featuring traditional Polish hymns as well as his own compositions. English translations of the Polish hymns will be available during the recital.
Other concerts part of the In the Light series are:
October 20, 4:00pm – Vocalis
November 17, 5:00pm – Canisius College Chorale
December 15, 2:00pm – Corpus Christi Church Christmas Concert
January 5, 2014 – Tenth Anniversary of Pauline Order at Corpus Christi featuring flutist Emma Resmini
February 9 – The Kindred Concert
István Hernek is a virtuoso pianist, organist, composer, educator, multi-instrumentalist, and has been the Director of Music at Corpus Christi since 2012. More about Mr. Hernek can be found at his website, IstvanHernek.com.
Corpus Christi Church is located at 199 Clark St. in Buffalo, one block east of the Broadway Market in the heart of East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia. Founded in 1898, the church is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. For a schedule of services and upcoming parish events, visit CorpusChristiBuffalo.org