The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Heavenly Music for All Saints' Sunday

On Sunday, November 3 at 4 p.m., the Cathedral Choir will offer the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, which is unquestionably one of the most beautiful and deeply profound sacred choral works in the entire history of music. This work is most often performed on concert stages in North America, so this will be a rare opportunity to experience it within the context for which it was written – a fully choral service of Holy Communion. Many people will attend the service to remember the life of a loved one who has passed into life eternal during the past year, and hear their names read aloud during the prayers, but this is transcendently beautiful music that offers hope and a palpable glimpse of heaven to all. The full Cathedral Choir will be joined by a chamber orchestra, underwritten as a gift from our Friends of Cathedral Music, using Duruflé’s orchestration for strings, harp, trumpets, timpani, and organ.

The Cathedral Choir will also have the privilege of participating in the world premières of three settings of The Beatitudes by the Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds over All Saints weekend. Ešenvalds is one of the most compelling composers writing sacred music today, and these English-language settings of Matthew 5:3-12 are truly gorgeous additions to the sacred repertoire. They were commissioned by the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music, on whose board our Canon for Music, Dale Adelmann, has served throughout its existence, and we are honored to be able to offer them publicly for the first time. Join us for these glimpses of heaven!


Rob Aaron Bonnie Jean Jachthuber
George Adams, Jr. Curt Jamison
Frank Kellogg Allan Marcelle Jones
James G. Apple Donald Jones
Sam Bartholomew Ralph Neil Jones, Jr.
Irene Patricia Bond Mary Jane Jordan
Carol Boyd Mark Kaish
Richard Bradfield, Jr. David William Keller
James H. Bratton, Jr. Joan Dixon Keller
Mark Kevin Brennan Sun Ja Kim
Patricia Brinson William Donald Knight Jr.
Frances Bailey Brooke Mary Todd Larsen
Tedi B. Brown Wanda Lewis
Bertha Buffington Josefa Macias
Gene Butler Marilyn Mason
John Butler Frank Meriwether Mathews III
Robert Carter Jane McCall
Andre Castenell, Sr. William Joseph Meyers
Hollis Chen Robert Moore
Danny Christy Scotty Morrow
J. Franklin Clark Vivian O'Connor
Romania Cline Michael O'Sullivan
Marjorie Coatney Peter Michael Payne
Janice Coatney Tony Perera
Dan Conaway John Morgan Pinkerton
Barbara Collier Condrey Richard P. Pocalyko
Dolly Nance Fischer Crabtree Betty Poole
Betty Dever Richard Pope
Kristen Douglas Bob Pope
Thomas Dunn Ruth Ratchford
Velma Elliott Patti Reeves
Doreen Engle Charlotte Reeves
Helen Nixon Fleming Lombard Reynolds
Scott Freisem Francis Nigel Richardson
Hugh Buchanan Gage, Jr. John C. Sanders
Francisco Gatica Jonathan Martin Edwin Sandys
Patty Gifford James J. Segars
Jean Methvin Gilbert Marilyn Beebe Sherrill
Caroline Lamar Mason Gilham Henry Shuford
Katharine Alexander Golding Linda Slack
Eudelle Lanier Graham Caroline Smith
Doyce Gunter Diane Elizabeth Carter Snipes
Philip Haines Gwynn, Sr. Sally Marshall Sorenson
Patricia Hammond Richard Sorenson, Sr.
Jane Hannah Marie Elayne Stroud
Harvey Harrison Bill Townshend
Betty Haskew Frank Troutman, Jr.
Bobby Hearn Nico Vassalo
William Ricard Hendry Steve Vandergriff
Liz Grant Hilton Katherine Massengale Walter
Earl Holman Andy Westafer
Peter Hurford Palmer Wilkes
John Patton Hyman Gloria Wilkinson
Audrey Iarocci William Leonard Willis
Peter Hillar Isop Edward P. Wilson
  Marion Wilson