The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Music

Cathedral Choir England Pilgrimage Benefit Concert

Come support the Cathedral Choir on Friday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m. as they prepare to sing daily services as choir-in-residence at Salisbury Cathedral (July 24-30) and Durham Cathedral (July 31-August 6). The choir will present a sampling of the glorious music they will sing in England — including what is undoubtedly the first performance in the American Southeast of Herbert Howells' beautiful Sarum Service, written for Salisbury Cathedral. For tickets and more information, visit stphilipscathedral.org/concerts.

Choristers Selling Greenery

A Cathedral chorister tradition continues this year with the selling of fresh wreaths and centerpieces for the holidays. You can support the choristers while purchasing your greenery gifts online at vtwreaths.com. The group code is choir (all lower case). We are selling three sizes of wreaths with multiple bow options, centerpieces, swags, and mailbox toppers. Prices range from $37 for a 28-inch swag to $43 for a 30-inch wreath, including shipping. For delivery the first two weeks of December, online orders must be submitted by November 15. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Kelly Cunningham, 404-948-1209.

Choral Requiem Eucharist for All Faithful Departed

On Sunday, November 6, at 4 p.m., the Cathedral will offer a Choral Requiem Eucharist during which we express the intercommunion of the living with those who have entered into the nearer presence of God, and we remember by name those members and friends of the Cathedral parish who have died in the faith of Christ within the past year. Written as a liturgical work (and sung this day by the Cathedral Choir with a small orchestra and organ), Maurice Duruflé’s setting of the ancient and image-rich Christian texts of the Requiem mass will be sung in its intended context of worship – a fully choral service of Holy Communion – using Duruflé’s original, most intimate orchestration. All are welcome. For those who cannot attend, this service will also be streamed online at stphilipscathedral.org/stream.

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra Concert

Friends of Cathedral Music is delighted to welcome the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra (ABO) as artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. Philip for the next year. ABO opens its season on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. with a concert featuring music of the Leipzig Collegium Musicum in the Cathedral. Under the directorship of a youthful G.P. Telemann, the weekly concerts of the Leipzig Collegium Musicum, which were performed in gardens and coffee houses, presented a platform for Telemann’s newly composed works along with those of his students and peers. ABO's performance includes works of Telemann and his colleagues, including J.S. Bach’s famous Concerto for Two Violins. To purchase tickets, contact ABO at 404-422-0515 or visit atlantabaroque.org.

Allegro: Music for Young Children

If you want a fun, structured activity for your child that is as educational as it is fun, Allegro is for you! Movement and music activities are perfect for child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain and fosters physical coordination – all in a group setting that builds community. Using Musikgarten’s developmentally appropriate curricula for infants through second graders, Allegro offers children a joyful setting for mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and social growth. Weekly classes are separated by age group, infants through 5 years old. Learn more and sign up at stphilipscathedral.org/allegro.

Choristers Are Underway

The Cathedral Choristers and Allegro choirs are beginning to ramp up for the fall! Cathedral Choristers will resume rehearsals on Wednesday, August 24 and the Allegro Choir resumes rehearsals on Wednesday, August 31. The Choristers is our choral program for children beginning in the third grade, for boys to voice change and for girls through high school. The training scheme is based on that of the Royal School of Church Music, and aims to nurture Christian community and the musical skills necessary to reach the highest levels of excellence in sacred choral performance. For more information, go to stphilipscathedral.org/choirs or contact Dr. Patrick Scott, pscott@stphlipscathedral.org.

A Meditation on the Passion of Christ

The Cathedral Schola will present its annual service, “A Meditation on the Passion of Christ, with Carols” on Palm Sunday, March 20, at 4 p.m. This service consists of various scriptural readings of the season—some chanted and some read—punctuated by anthems, antiphons, and congregational hymns. Canon Dale Adelmann will conduct works by John Jacob Niles, Richard Lloyd, Trond Kverno, Charles Snider, and Antonio Lotti. Start your Holy Week with this moving service of text and song.

Choir Bazaar Tickets

The Cathedral Choir bazaar, March 10–12, will raise funds for the Cathedral Choir’s 2017 pilgrimage to Salisbury and Durham Cathedrals in England. The preview party, Thursday, March 10 in Child Hall, includes a silent auction, entertainment, and first dibs on items for sale. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now at stphilipscathedral.org/2017pilgrimage and Sunday mornings in the Atrium. If you have any questions, please contact c3bazaar@gmail.com or the music office, 404-365-1050.

Cathedral Choir Requests Donations!

Please support the Cathedral Choir by donating items to the 2016 community bazaar, to be held Thursday–Saturday, March 10–12. We need housewares, jewelry, furniture, toys, books, CDs, DVDs, etc. Please bring items clean and ready to price to the Cathedral from February 13–28. Special drop-off tables will be in Arium on Saturdays 9 a.m.–noon, and Sunday mornings. For large or heavy items, you may call to schedule a pick-up in March. Donations are tax-deductible.
In the spirit of Koinonia, Cathedral guilds and groups can also rent booth space. For more information on this opportunity to participate as a vendor, go to stphilipscathedral.org/2017pilgrimage.
The bazaar will raise funds for the Cathedral Choirs’ 2017 pilgrimage to Salisbury and Durham Cathedrals in England. If you have any questions please contact c3bazaar@gmail.com or the music office, 404-365-1050.

Allegro: Music for Young Children

Using play, movement, singing, and instruments, Allegro and Musikgarten classes help younger children through age 5 develop musical skills and knowledge as well as an appreciation for music, using the Musikgarten curriculum.
Classes start again in early January and are grouped by age, featuring varied times and age-appropriate curricula. All classes are taught by Brenda Pruitt, and are held in the Allegro room, downstairs next to the choir room. For more information and to register, go to stphilipscathedral.org/allegro.

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