Music at St. Clare's
Music is a vital part of life at St. Clare’s. The 10:15 a.m. service has music with piano,organ, and choir from September thru June. The 8 a.m. service has music twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, accompanied by guitar.
The Parish Choir sings at the 10:15 a.m. service from September to mid-June and participates in several special services and events throughout the year. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
In November of 2007, St. Clare’s installed a new and custom-built Johannus Rembrandt 397 Platinum Edition digital organ.
Stefano Flavoni is an Italian-American conductor, collaborative pianist, and arts entrepreneur hailing from Long Island, New York. The son of European immigrants, Stefano quickly took to the Italian tradition of music-making, beginning piano lessons at age three and horn at age six. In his youth, he served as organist and music directors of several churches on Long Island, and made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra at fourteen.
Flavoni received a full academic scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley as a Regents and Chancellor’s Scholar, entering originally as a physics and applied mathematics student before returning to his true love of music. In 2013, he served as assistant conductor of West Edge Opera at the age of nineteen. He has since worked with several of the world’s top orchestras and ensembles, including the Berkeley Symphony and Meitar Ensemble within the past year. Stefano has held music director positions worldwide, including for the China Welfare Institute National Youth Choir and the UC Berkeley Opera Ensemble. Stefano has participated in masterclasses and collaborations with several of the most prolific artists in classical music, including Sir Simon Rattle, Ian Bostridge, and Martin Katz.