|For several years now, with a pause during the pandemic, St. Barnabas parish has hosted a noontime half hour musical performance in its nave, with homemade soup and bread,. After Grace is said, conversation and fellowship follow in the patio. This reach out to the entire Borrego community by the people of St. Barnabas takes place every Wednesday in February and March, when many are visiting the desert for the sun, hiking, the desert bloom and much more. BYOB, despite what it might bring to mind, actually stands for “Bring Your Own Bowl.” Jan Naragon arranges the musicians, Tom and Angela Cassidy handle the lunch logistics with other parishioners.
This year, Steve Hunter and John Dickie, on piano and mandolin and vocals lead off with some blues, R&B and New Orleans jazz on 2/1. S. Barnabas’ organist Dr Charles von Gunten follows on 2/8 with 300 years of music in 30 minutes. Alan and Elaine Tulving are next on 2/15 with songs, flute and guitar. Singer and songwriter Matt Bosson performs his own work and covers on Ash Wednesday, 2/22. There will be ecumenical Ashes-to-Go at Christmas Circle from 11am to 1pm sponsored by the Borrego Ministers’ Association. 3/1 the Sentimental Journeys Trio offers a sing along of old favorites. Robin Young returns on 3/8 with her “Always Patsy Cline” retrospective. Violinist Beth Chafey-Hon presents her own work on 3/15. The Women’s Harmony Ensemble Vocal Motion entertains on 3/22. And the 20123 BYOB series concludes 3/29 with the Collegium Borregium trio of flute, violin and keyboard performing trios by Bach and Handel.
The BYOB converts and lunches gather people from all over Borrego, a time of music and friendship. Come listen and slurp. Want more information? Contact Fr. Michael Plekon at (845) 380-6343 or email@example.com.