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January 5, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief

Musicians Kevin Margolius and David Sparr will perform a concert titled “Faces of the Night,” featuring Jewish music of danger, dreams and celebration, on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Wine, cheese and crackers will be served from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by the concert from 7 to 8 p.m., ending with a dessert reception. Margolius, a tenor, serves as the cantorial intern at Temple Beth Shalom and a student in the cantorial ordination program of Hebrew College. He is also the Mary Wolfman Epstein conducting fellow of the Zamir Chorale of Boston and the conductor of the Prozdor High School a cappella choir. Sparr, a pianist, has been the music director and accompanist at Temple Ohabei Shalom and is the owner/engineer of Little Dog Studios. In addition to accompanying and/or recording many of New England’s cantors, Sparr has also been working extensively with Argentinian cantors Gaston Bogomolni and Elias Rosemberg. Tickets to the event cost $18 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for students. For more information or to reserve a spot, email

Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers, presents the following programs this month: Jan. 9, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., “Christian Discipleship,” a five-week class, begins; Jan. 12, 8:30 a.m., men’s breakfast; Jan. 13, 7 p.m., compline service; Jan. 19, 9:15 a.m., handbell workshop; Jan. 20, 3 p.m., concert with vocalist Josh Harper and pianist Katherine Rick; and Jan. 27, 5 p.m., Candlemas evensong service. For more information, call the church office at 978-774-3163 or visit

St. Michael’s Choir will offer a service of Lessons and Carols for the Feast of Epiphany on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 5 p.m. at the church, 26 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Music includes “A Child My Choice” by Richard Dirksen, “Bethlehem Down” by Peter Warlock and “What Sweeter Music” by John Rutter. The event will also feature the world premiere of “Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis,” newly composed by organist and Salem resident Douglas Major. A light reception will follow the service. For more information, visit or call 781-631-0657.

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