Nightsong Trio will be featured musicians at Sunday Night Unplugged

By Sally Neel
Special to The SUN
This Sunday evening at 5 p.m., St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church will feature the finely tuned talents of NightSong Trio at Sunday Night Unplugged. NightSong Trio, with Jessica Peterson on flute, Heidi Tanner on violin and Sally Neel at the piano, will bring the sonorous music of the classical composers to enhance this evening of music and meditation.
Each month, St. Patrick’s offers its beautiful venue to provide an hour of peace: silence, accompanied by brief readings, prayers and contemplative music. The altar is decorated with beautiful colored cloths, flowers, statuary or other visuals meant to help enhance meditation. Votive candles placed in front of the altar are available to be lighted as signs of personal prayer. The church’s transept windows offer spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains and pine forests. And, of course, St. Patrick’s acoustics offer musicians an ideal setting to complement the sounds of their instruments.
This Sunday evening, NightSong Trio will offer its well-polished musical gifts.
“These three ladies meet for several hours once a week at St. Patrick’s to practice. They are dedicated to their art and obviously enjoy playing together. I have the privilege of sitting in my office and listening to them create their beautiful music. Of course, there are also periods of laughter and bantering, proving that they are not only compatible musicians, but dear friends as well,” said Fr. Doug Neel.
Sunday Night Unplugged is offered at 5 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month and is open to the public free of charge. St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd.

This story was posted on September 8, 2018.