January 7, 2018          The First Sunday afer the Epiphany:  The Baptism of our Lord              Janis Adams Teague, violinist     
performing works of Elgar, von Paradis, and an arrangement by Ledgerwood of  I wonder as I wander
Janis Adams Teague was raised in Montana and Wyoming. After receiving a B. M. Ed. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, she implemented and coordinated the Orchestral Strings program in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina public schools.  Janis has played in numerous professional orchestras in North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana.  She has performed in the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., and Carnegie Hall with the North Carolina Symphony and the Opera Orchestra of New York.  Her passion for and abilities on her violin came not from her college experience but from her good fortune of being in several different cities and states where she studied under numerous concertmasters of various symphonic and opera orchestras.   Janis has a diverse private violin studio where she delights in sharing her passion:  the art, beauty, soul, joy, and love of the violin.








December 31, 2017      The First Sunday after Christmas
Beloved Christmas carols and the choir’s Christmas Eve anthems are interspersed with readings of the Christmas season.  This shortened verison of the traditional Christmas Lessons and Carols is coupled with The Holy Eucharist:  Rite II.

December 24, 2017      The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ:  Christmas Eve
4:30 p.m.  Music for Violin and Organ
5:00 p.m.  The Holy Eucharist:  Rite II with Sermon and Music for Choir, Violin, Organ, and Harpsichord           
Music for Violin and Organ to include works by Kreisler, Glazunov, and Milford
Mary Eillen Grant, Violin 
               Mary Eileen Grant plays violin in area symphonies and ensembles. With her husband, Zack, she is co-owner of All Strings for Granted.  Ms. Grant, a Shreveport area native, is the part-time music teacher  at Ascension Classical School, and a full time mother. 
               Ms. Grant graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Music Therapy.  She worked as a music therapist across the country prior to returning home in 2008, and then worked at Willis Knighton Hospice until the birth of her first child.

December 3, 2017     The First Sunday of Advent      at 11:00 a.m.
Advent Lessons and Carols with The Holy Eucharist:  Rite II
Anthems, hymns, and instrumental music of this reflective, beautiful Season of Advent.

November 5, 2017          The Sunday after All Saints’ Day
Trumpet and Organ Concert with Francisco Javier Ballestas Sayas and Bruce Power
            Francisco Javier Ballestas Sayas is a native of Cartagena, Colombia.   In Columbia, his teachers have included Milton Suescun and Jorge Pardo, and Alexancer Solomeniuk of Russia.
            In 2012, Mr. Sayas performed the Josef Haydn Trumpet Concerto with French conductor,  Francesca Canali.  Also in 2012, Mr. Sayas received a scholarship to study at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
            A current student at Northwestern, Mr. Sayas is pursuing study in music education and performance.  His major professor is Galindo Rodriguez.  Mr. Sayas is the Principal Trumpet of the Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, and also plays in the Northwestern Wind Symphony and Jazz Orchestra.

October 1, 2017      Pentecost XVII       
Steve Snodgrass, violin, performs works of the rarely heard composer, Louis-Antoine Dornel

September 10, 2017          Pentecost XIV          Celebration of Holy Cross’ Name Day
11:00 a.m.          Confirmation with The Holy Eucharist:  Rite II         Bishop Owensby, Celebrant
2:00 p.m.             Festal Choral Evensong with Sermon, Bishop Owensby Officiant
                                 Service:   Dyson in Cm
                                 other music by Leonard Bernstein, Parry, Merbecke and Elgar

                                                                                 A Midsummer’s Guitar Blast
                                                                         Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.
Join guitarist Giovanni de Chiaro and composer Kermit Poling for an
afternoon of guitar music and a special preview of their upcoming CD with the
London Symphony Orchestra.
 Free admission          Donations Welcome          For more information          318-626-7996          www.ShreveportSummerMusicFestival.com

August 27, 2017          Pentecost XII at the 11:00 a.m. Eucharist
Guest violinist Steve Snodgrass performs works by Telemann and Francois Duval

July 2, 2017          Pentecost IV at the 11:00 a.m. Eucharist
American Music with Carol Lynch, Oboe          Carol Lynch is a native of Denver Colorado and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She was a soloist with the Metro State Symphony for The Strauss Oboe Concerto and The Metro State Wind Ensemble for the performance of El Bosque Magico by Ferrer Ferran. She was a member of the Denver Young Artist Orchestra and has performed with a number of different groups across Colorado and Wyoming. Since moving to Louisiana in 2014, Carol has performed with the Texarkana Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, South Arkansas Symphony, and various other groups across the ArkLaTex area. Carol is currently a freelance oboist in the northwestern Louisiana region.   


The choir of Holy Cross rehearses every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m.  
Please join us.   A music folder will be waiting for you.















Shreveport, Louisiana 
previously the parish of St. Mark’s Church, now St. Mark’s Cathedral

St. Mark’s Church
William B. Reeve     1905
Leo Bonnell Pomeroy     1920-1927
Bertha Moore     1928-1948
William C. Teague     August, 1948-1954

Church of the Holy Cross
Robert Searcy     1954
Edna Fitch     1955
Mamie Spence (Mrs. Raymond L. Spence)     1955
Conrad Soderstrom     1975-1985
Donald Clyde Hale, Jr.     1985-1992
Ronald E. Dean     1992-2015; appointed Organist/Choirmaster Emeritus     2015
Bruce Power     2015