Sunday Worship 8:30am & 11 am Traditional 9:45am Informal
Whoever you are and wherever you are on your life’s journey,
there is a place for you here at San Marcos Lutheran.
Do you sometimes have questions about faith?
At San Marcos Lutheran we encourage questions.
This is a place where God’s inclusive love is proclaimed.
We are a community of grace where we are equipped to follow Jesus in compassionately loving our neighbors.

Sunday Concert Series

February 19, 2017—4:00 p.m.

Jenny Yun, Organ

Doris Payne, Piano

Mary Fawcett, Harp

On February 19th at 4pm, Jenny Yun (organ), Doris Payne (piano), and Mary Fawcett (harp) will present a beautiful program of familiar music, both classical and more popular. Most of the program will be music arranged for piano and organ. Sheep May Safely Graze by Bach, The Heavens are Telling by Haydn, Lord of the Dance, a Shaker Tune, and What a Wonderful World are just some examples of what you will hear. AND, you will be the first to hear an original composition for Organ, Piano, and Harp by Randall Sensmeier, which he composed just for this concert! Do join us for this special concert performed by San Marcos Lutheran Church musicians.

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Jenny Yun

Jenny Yun began playing piano when she was five and credits her pianist mother for the early start.  One of her proud memories is performing the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major with the Korean Symphony at age fourteen. She studied Composition and Theory at Seoul National University, which gave her the ability to understand a broad range of musical compositions. Jenny’s passion for organ began while at University of Kansas, where she received her M.A. in Organ Performance while studying with renowned teachers including Dr. James Higdon and Dr. Thomas Ladd. She has also performed in various musical settings as a pianist and harpsichordist. She is currently the organist at San Marcos Lutheran Church.

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Doris Payne

Doris Payne began piano lessons as a young child and continued with studies at Interlochen, Northwestern University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Fresno State. She has directed church choirs, taught classroom music, and has accompanied vocalists, instrumentalists, and choirs. She currently volunteers as music teacher in a 3rd grade and feels privileged to perform piano-organ duets with Jenny Yun.

Mary Fawcett
Mary Fawcett

Mary Fawcett began taking harp lessons as a young girl in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Her studies included a summer program in Dublin, Ireland, and three years at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She has been a local artist for thirty years, specializing in weddings throughout the San Diego and Temecula area. Her website is www.theweddingharpist.com.

March 19, 2017—4:00 p.m.

Dream with Me: voice, cello, and piano trio

 Priti Gandhi(soprano), Erin Breene(cello), Ines Irawati(piano)

An afternoon of entrancing music for voice, cello and piano, performed by three outstanding musicians.

priti-gandhiPriti Gandhi has performed with many opera houses in the world, including Royal Opera House, San Diego Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Los Angeles Opera.

 

 

 

erin-breeneErin Breene, a graduate of the Juilliard School, is a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and performs with Pacific Symphony.

 

 

 

ines-irawatiInes Irawati is an avid chamber musician and vocal coach, and is a faculty of Point Loma Nazarene University.

 

 

 

May  21, 2017—4:00 p.m.

Not for Sale—Grace or Creation

Festival of Song

Randall Sensmeier, Organ and Piano

It has been said that “we believe what we sing.” That begs the question: “Do we live what we believe?”  In song and word we shall explore the meaning and ethical implications of those words, while celebrating God’s amazing grace and declaration that “creation is very good.”

Randall Sensmeier is Artist in Residence at San Marcos Lutheran, Assoc. Ed. at GIA Publications, Inc., & Cantor Emeritus at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Chicago. He has served as hymn festival leader, recitalist, clinician, conductor, author, & composer. Published compositions include choral octavos, keyboard & instrumental works, and a collection of hymn tunes.

 

 

 

Our Past 2016 Concerts

Dec. 4, 2016—4:00 p.m.

In the Spirit of Christmas 

Deborah Liv Johnson, singer/songwriterdeborah-liv-johnson-2

On Sunday, December 4, award-winning singer/songwriter Deborah Liv Johnson will perform a variety of Christmas, original and favorite tunes at San Marcos Lutheran Church. Well-known for both her original music and her interpretation of classic Lutheran hymns and Christmas music, Johnson’s voice has always been her most compelling draw. One fan wrote, “She could sing the phone book and I’d listen.” Commenting on her recording of Georgia on my Mind, The Los Angeles Times wrote, “It is not surprising that Johnson’s luxuriant alto is the album’s most affecting instrument…” Johnson’s rendition of There is a Balm in Gilead has had more than 300,000 hits on YouTube. Johnson particularly loves singing Christmas songs — “So many of them are really lullabies…so sweet and pure.”

 Oct. 30, 2016—4:00 p.m.

Bach to Berio: Rachel Woolf Performs Works for Flute with Dana Burnett on piano rachel-woolf

From playing Bach in the middle of Stonehenge to performing for the Dalai Llama, Carlsbad native Rachel Woolf’s musical reach extends beyond the confines of any one genre. In this concert, she will explore a variety of flute works from the last 300 years.

Accomplished as a soloist and chamber musician, Rachel won the National Flute Association Masterclass Performer’s Competition, was a prizewinner at the San Diego Flute Guild and the Coeur d’Alene Young Artist Competitions, and her trio was recognized as a semi-finalist in both the Fischoff and Plowman chamber music competitions. Rachel performed at the Brevard Music Center for two summers and has performed under the baton of Keith Lockhart, Leonard Slatkin, Peter Oundjian, Michael Tilson Thomas, JoAnn Falletta, and Mathias Barnert. An avid champion of contemporary music, Rachel was a founding member of several new music groups, and has premièred numerous new compositions. She has also performed in a band with Darren Criss from GLEE, recorded on experimental rock band Swans new record, and recently completed her first USA/Canada tour with Dallas based symphonic pop rock band, The Polyphonic Spree. Accompanying her on piano will be Dana Burnett.