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Cultural Events Series

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, many of our cultural events for 2020, and they were to be an exciting slate of performers coming to St. Edward’s, were canceled. However, please check this page often as we get back to re-opening in 2020 and we look to plan our future events in the fall and beyond. We hop you will join us! All of our events are free-will offerings and refreshments are served.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, we have a NEW address specifically for our parish/event mailings. Please email us at: info@sainteds.org and we will add you to our new enhanced communications we developed this past spring 2020!


We have added a new live streamed event for Christmas 2020!

We hope you will join us!

Sunday, December 13th at 3 PM Fire in the Glen – A Celtic Christmas

Click here for the St. Edward’s YouTube Channel Live Stream Event

Click here to download the event flier

Join us for an afternoon of Celtic Christmas music and dance!

Fire in the Glen has been performing in south-central Pennsylvania since 1999, and they’ve been sharing A Celtic Christmas over the holidays for the last decade. The holiday-themed show blends traditional Scottish and Irish music with familiar Christmas melodies and some more obscure holiday tunes from England and Ireland. The band features Tom Knapp on fiddle and bodhran (the traditional Irish drum), Megan Mullen on vocals and keyboard, and Mick Mullen on vocals and guitar. 

A varied set list includes: What Child is This, The Devonshire Carol, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Christmas in Killarney, The Snowflake Jig, Angels We Have Heard on High, Away in a Manger, Deck the Halls, Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake, Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, The Golden Carol of the Wisemen, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Joy to the World, Silent Night, O Holy Night and an assortment of traditional Celtic songs and tunes!

Along with Fire in the Glen, we will have a special performance of Irish dance by Faith Carter Ishler!  A lifelong dancer, Faith has travelled the globe and has earned awards in many prestigious competitions.  A 2020 graduate of Lebanon Valley College with a degree in journalism/social media, Faith trains at the Hooley School of Irish Dance.

Join us on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 PM by tuning into the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA YouTube Channel and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music & dance!  We welcome donations to our cultural events series, via Paypal, (our link is on the St. Edward’s YouTube home page) or by sending a check to St. Edward’s Episcopal Church.  Your support allows us to continue our ministry of bringing cultural events to our wider community.


Sunday, September 13th at 3 PM Maria Thompson Corley – Pianist, Soloist, Collaborator, and Composer

The link to our YouTube channel is available, below, to click through, on the afternoon of the performance. We will also be featuring a program for you to download to read about the amazing talent of Maria Corley and the musical program notes.

A special live streamed event on the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church YouTube Channel


Prior Scheduled 2020 Events:

Sunday, January 26th at 3 PM Swing Street – jazz ensemble bringing fun renditions of mainstream jazz standards and jazz adaptations of popular tunes

Sunday, April 26th at 3 PM  valleyphonics – From Bach to Broadway – wonderful music! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event has been canceled.  It is our hope to reschedule any of the cancelled events.  Please check back to view our future schedule.  If you have questions regarding our programming please call the parish office at 717-898-6276. We look forward to seeing you, again, soon!

Saturday, June 20th at 7 PM  Servant Stage – A Broadway-style “revue” show Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event has been canceled.  It is our hope to reschedule any of the cancelled events.  Please check back to view our future schedule.  If you have questions regarding our programming please call the parish office at 717-898-6276. We look forward to seeing you, again, soon!

Sunday, September 20th at 3 PM QuintEssentially Brass – Baroque to Jazz, Sacred to Secular Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event has been canceled.  It is our hope to reschedule any of the cancelled events.  Please check back to view our future schedule.  If you have questions regarding our programming please call the parish office at 717-898-6276. We look forward to seeing you, again, soon!

In April 2013, a committee formed to explore starting a concert series at St. Edward’s to invite people in the wider community into St. Edward’s. The committee drafted the following mission statement:

The St. Edward’s Church events committee will support the mission of the church by identifying, scheduling and supporting a series of cultural events designed to draw attendees to the church and to alert these attendees to other opportunities for fellowship at the St. Edward’s community of faith.

Since 2013, our Cultural Events Ministry has scheduled three to four programs throughout the year. Many of our concerts showcase the church’s piano, and we have featured a wide range of artists from outstanding local pianist Xun Pan, paired with other artists, to the Hershey Handbell Ensemble, mezzo-soprano Amy Yovanovich, Swing Street Jazz Quartet, the Rizzetta’s Tones Celtic group, Dearest Home ensemble of Civil War re-enactors, Hot House Jazz and so many more talented artist over the last 7 years!

Upon Father Stephen Casey’s retirement in November 2018, the committee voted to rename the series The Reverend Canon Stephen C. Casey Cultural Events Series.

If you would like to volunteer to help with this important (and fun!) ministry, please contact Patrick Ishler, St. Edward’s Choir Director and Cultural Events Ministry Chairperson at patrick.ishler@sainteds.org

If you would like more information about our series, would like to be placed on our event email list (info@sainteds.org), or if you are an artist or group that wants to learn more about performing at St. Edward’s, please call or email the parish office at 717.898.6276 or email us at our office email: stedsoffice@comcast.net.