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Upcoming Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip:

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra: A League of Their Own

Julie Andrijeski, artistic director
Jaap ter Linden, guest conductor
Erin Ellis, cello

Friday, September 30, 2022, 7:30 p.m. the Cathedral of St. Philip
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Roswell Presbyterian Church
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Lassiter Concert Hall, Marietta

Inspired by Atlanta’s World Series Championship Braves, the ABO takes the field for an All-Star lineup in 2022-23! Internationally acclaimed Dutch cellist and conductor Jaap ter Linden takes the mound for our spectacular season opener, expertly guiding the ABO through a rousing program of music from the Classical era for strings and winds. Eighteenth-century composer Marianna Martines, a welcome addition to the composers’ lineup, is in a league of her own with her sparkling Symphony in C Major; and ABO’s own Erin Ellis takes the spotlight in Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major. Fan-favorite composer W.A. Mozart delivers the closer, his youthful Symphony in A Major, K. 114. Tickets and more information at atlantabaroque.org, or email info@atlantabaroque.org

 

Sunday, October 2, 2022
The Feast of St. Francis, observed

8:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choristers & Cathedral Singers

  • Grayston Ives (b. 1948), The Canticle of Brother Sun
  • Andrew Carter (b. 1939), “Butterflies and Moths” from Benedicite

11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Schola

  • Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995), Festival Benedicite
  • Grayston Ives (b. 1948), The Canticle of Brother Sun

3:15 p.m. Recital: Nathaniel Gumbs, organ (Yale University, New Haven, CT)

  • Florence Price (1887-1953), Suite for Organ
  • Cesar Franck (1890-1922), Choral No. 1 in E Major
  • John Stoddart (b. 1980), Soon!

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong / Cathedral Choir

  • Stephen Caracciolo (b. 1962), Preces & Responses
  • Francis Jackson (1917-2022) in G
  • Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995), Festival Benedicite
  • Charles Wood (1866-1926), Hail, gladdening Light

Sunday, October 9, 2022
The Feast of St. Philip, observed

8:45 & 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choir

  • Benjamin Britten, Te Deum in C
  • Joel Martinson, The Invitation

3:15 p.m. Recital: Raymond Nagem, organ (The Brick Presbyterian Church, New York, NY)

  • Louis Vierne, Movements from Symphonie No. 2, Op. 20
  • Sergei Prokofiev, Music for Children, Op. 65, transcr. Raymond Nagem
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542

4:00 p.m. Choral Eucharist, Cathedral Schola

  • Herbert Howells, Collegium Regale Communion Service
  • Edward Elgar, Give unto the Lord
  • David Hurd, Love bade me welcome

Sunday, October 16, 2022
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 24, Year C

3:15 p.m. Recital: Richard Spotts, organ (Doylestown, PA)

  • Charles Tournemire, Trois Poèmes pour orgue

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Feast of Teresa of Avila, observed /Cathedral Schola Sopranos & Altos, and Cathedral Choristers

  • Christopher Jennings, Preces & Responses
  • David Hogan, Washington Service
  • David Willcocks, Psalm 150
  • Roxanna Panufnik, Ubi caritas

Sunday, October 23, 2022
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 25, Year C

3:15 p.m. Recital: Brian Glikes, organ (St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Albany, NY)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 545
  • César Franck, Choral II in B minor
  • Jan Welmers, Laudate Dominum

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Feast of St. James of Jerusalem, Brother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Martyr / Cathedral Schola

  • Richard Ayleward, Preces & Responses
  • Richard Ayleward, Short Service
  • Stephanie Martin, Let all mortal flesh keep silence
  • Herbert Howells, O pray for the peace of Jerusalem

Sunday, October 30, 2022
The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 26, Year C

3:15 p.m. Recital: Maurice Clerc, organ (Cathédrale Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, France)

  • César Franck, Choral n° 3 en La mineur
  • Louis Vierne, Méditation, reconstructed improvisation by Maurice Duruflé
  • Charles-Marie Widor, Mattheus-Final de Bach’s Memento
  • Pierre Cochereau, Scherzo (Notre-Dame 1974), reconstructed improvisation by Maurice Clerc

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Feast of St. Simon & St. Jude, observed / Cathedral Schola ATB and Teen Boys

  • Michael Leighton Jones, Preces & Responses
  • Herbert Sumsion in G (ATB)
  • William Mundy, Now let us laud and magnify with music of concord
  • Thomas Tallis, Hear the voice and prayer of thy servants

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
All Saints' Day

Homeless Requiem / Cathedral Choir

  • Spiritual, arr. Gerre Hancock, Deep River
  • John Tavener, Song for Athene
  • Gabriel Fauré, “In paradisum” from Requiem

Sunday, November 6, 2022
All Saints' Sunday

8:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choristers & Cathedral Singers

  • Grayston Ives, There is a land of pure delight
  • David Conte, “In heaven soaring up” from Three Mystical Hymns

11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choir

  • Geraint Lewis, The souls of the righteous
  • John Tavener, Song for Athene

4:00 p.m. Choral Eucharist in Commemoration of All Faithful Departed / Cathedral Choir & Orchestra

  • Gabriel Fauré, Requiem

Sunday, November 13, 2022
The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 28, Year C

3:15 p.m. Käthe Wright Kaufman, organ (Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Atlanta GA)

  • Herbert Howells, “Allegro scherzando” from Six Short Pieces
  • Gerald Finzi, “Prelude” from Requiem da Camera, Op. 3b, transcr. Francis Jackson
  • Francis Jackson, Prelude on “Repton”
  • Percy Whitlock, Plymouth Suite
  • Ghislaine Reece-Trapp, In Paradisum
  • A. Herbert Brewer, March Héroïque

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Feast of Charles Simeon, observed / Cathedral Schola

  • Thomas Morley, Preces & Responses
  • John Hilton the Younger in Gamut
  • John Hilton, Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes
  • William Byrd, Justorum animae

 

Handel’s Messiah

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and the Cathedral Schola

Julie Andrijeski and Dale Adelmann, directors
Raha Mirzadegan, soprano
Raquel Winnica Young, alto
Karim Sulayman, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, bass

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Sure, you’ve heard Handel’s Messiah, but have you heard it in its entirety? Have you heard its original version, premiered in Dublin in 1742? Have you had the pleasure of hearing it played on historical gut-strung instruments and natural trumpets, with a Grammy Award winner among the soloists and a choir that will take extra care to nuance the vocal lines according to eighteenth-century performance practices, all geared to deliver this amazing story in the manner that scholars might contend the composer imagined it? Now is your chance! ABO Artistic Director Julie Andrijeski and Cathedral Canon for Music Dale Adelmann share leadership as the ABO joins forces with the Cathedral Schola and soloists Raha Mirzadegan, soprano; Raquel Winnica Young, alto; Karim Sulayman, tenor; and Mischa Bouvier, bass to bring you a uniquely moving performance of Handel’s greatest hit. Indeed, there was such enthusiasm for the premiere of Handel’s Messiah that ticket holders were requested to leave their swords and dress hoops at home to make way for the over-capacity crowd! So come as you are… you won’t want to miss this extravaganza that will “charm the ravished Heart and Ear” and bring “exquisite Delight” to all (Dublin Journal, 1742).

Co-sponsored by Friends of Cathedral Music and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.

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Sunday, November 20, 2022
The Last Sunday after Pentecost: The Reign of Christ, Year C

8:45 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choir

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams, Antiphon, from Five Mystical Songs
  • Carson Cooman, King of glory, king of peace

3:15 p.m. Recital: Su-Ryeon Ji, organ (The Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, GA)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Fantasie und Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
  • Max Reger, Introduction und Passacaglia in D minor
  • Charles-Marie Widor, “Allegro” from Symphonie VI, Op. 42, No. 2

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong / the Choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, TN (Paul Thomas, conductor)

  • William Smith, Preces & Responses
  • Herbert Murrill in E
  • C. Armstrong Gibbs arr. Richard Lloyd, Thee will I love, my God and King
  • William Walton, Jubilate Deo

Sunday, November 27, 2022
The First Sunday of Advent, Year A

3:40 p.m. Organ prelude
4:00 p.m. Advent Procession with Lessons & Carols, Cathedral Choir

  • The Great O Antiphons
  • Richard Marlow, Matin Responsory
  • “Lo, he comes with clouds descending” Helmsley
  • Ben Parry, Adam lay ybounden
  • “Creator of the stars of night” Conditor alme siderum
  • Francisco Guerrero, Rorate caeli desuper
  • “Come, thou Redeemer of the earth” Puer nobis
  • Kerensa Briggs, A tender shoot
  • “Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming” Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
  • Charles Beaudrot, Comfort, comfort ye my people
  • “Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding” Merton
  • Howard Helvey, There is no rose of such virtue
  • “Sing of Mary, pure and holy” Raquel
  • arr. David Schelat, The Angel Gabriel
  • Herbert Howells, Magnificat (Gloucester Cathedral)
  • Elizabeth Poston, Jesus Christ the apple tree
  • “O come, O come, Emmanuel” Veni, veni Emmanuel

Sunday, December 4, 2022
The Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Christian Schoen, organ (St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI)

  • James Mansfield, Rejoice in the Lord, a Toccata
  • Hans Zimmer, Time from “Inception” (organ arr. Christian Schoen)
  • Karl Jenkins, Theme from Palladio
  • Louis Vierne, Berceuse from 24 Pièces en style libre, Op. 31
  • Emma Lou Diemer, Fiesta

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong / Cathedral Schola

  • Gerre Hancock, Preces & Responses
  • Charles Villiers Stanford in G
  • Dan Locklair, Comfort, comfort ye my people
  • Gerre Hancock, The Lord will surely come

 

A Holiday Concert

with members of The Atlanta Symphony Brass

Dale Adelmann, conductor

Monday, December 5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. 

Certain to be one of the most delightful and thrilling musical events of the season again this year, members of the Atlanta Symphony Brass return to present their fifth holiday concert in the gracious acoustic of the Cathedral of St. Philip! Featuring some of the finest arrangements for brass ensemble and percussion, the program will include beloved standards from the symphonic orchestra repertoire and traditional holiday carols. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s brass section is venerated worldwide as one of the finest in North America. Join us for an evening of magnificent music and world-class musicianship!

Presented by the Moore-Wilkerson Fund of the Cathedral of St. Philip and Friends of Cathedral Music, with assistance from the Atlanta Brass Society, Inc. 

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Sunday, December 11, 2022
The Third Sunday of Advent, Year A

4:00 p.m. Diocesan Confirmation Service / the Choir of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus, GA (Rick McKnight, conductor)

Sunday, December 18, 2022
The Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A

3:40 p.m. Organ prelude
4:00 p.m. A Christmas Festival of Lessons & Carols by Candlelight / Cathedral Schola

Modeled on the beloved carol service broadcast each Christmas Eve from King’s College, Cambridge, this is our most popular choral service of the year. Ancient prophecies foretelling the coming of a Messiah and the Gospel accounts of the birth of Jesus are illumined by extra-biblical texts, anthems and Christmas carols that have inspired composers, choirs, and worshippers throughout the world and across time. For those who are traveling at Christmas and wish first to celebrate with loved ones here at home, and for all who hold the music and message of Christmas dear, this service is a meaningful and joyous way to celebrate the season. All are welcome! Invite a friend: it may be the best gift you give.

  • “Once in royal David’s city” Irby
  • Frank Boles, Adam lay ybounden
  • Eric Whitacre, Lux Arumque
  • arr. John Rutter, Sans Day Carol
  • “Prepare the way, O Zion” Bereden väg för Herran
  • Robert Parsons, Ave Maria
  • “On this day earth shall ring” Personent hodie
  • Richard Runciman Terry, Myn lyking
  • Francis Pott, Balulalow
  • arr. Stephen Jackson, Noël nouvelet
  • arr. David Willcocks, “God rest you merry, gentlemen”
  • arr. Simon Preston, I saw three ships come sailing in
  • arr. Dale Adelmann, “Of the Father’s love begotten” Divinum mysterium
  • John Tavener, God is with us
  • “O come, all ye faithful” Adeste fideles

Saturday, December 24, 2022
Christmas Eve, Year A

3:50 p.m. Prelude Music / Cathedral Choristers & Cathedral Singers

  • Gustav Holst, Christmas Day

4:00 p.m. Christmas Pageant & Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choristers & Cathedral Singers

  • John Joubert, Torches
  • arr. Mack Wilberg, Ding dong! merrily on high
  • French carol, arr. Kenneth Leighton, O leave your sheep
  • Polish carol, arr. David Willcocks, Infant holy, infant lowly
  • Gabriel Jackson, Hush! My dear

8:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Prelude Music / Cathedral Choir

  • arr. Kenneth Leighton, O leave your sheep
  • arr. Mack Wilberg, Ding dong! merrily on high
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols

8:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. Festival Eucharist / Cathedral Choir with members of the Atlanta Symphony Brass, and timpani

  • Tomás Luis de Victoria, O magnum mysterium
  • Stephen Paulus, A Savior from on high
  • Kim André Arnesen, Cradle Hymn

Sunday, December 25, 2022
Christmas Day, Year A

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Carols / Cathedral Singers quartet & organ

Sunday, January 1, 2023
The First Sunday after Christmas, Year A

11:15 a.m. Congregational Lessons & Carols, with members of the Cathedral Choir & Cathedral Choristers

No 4:00 p.m. service

Sunday, January 8, 2023
The First Sunday after the Epiphany: the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Andrew Scanlon, organ (Church of the Advent, Boston, MA)

  • Gaston Litaize, Epiphanie
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV 614
  • Guy Bovet, Das alte Jahr vergangen ist
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684
  • Guy Bovet, Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam
  • Dietrich Buxtehude, Wie schön leucht uns der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223
  • Guy Bovet, Wie schön leucht uns der Morgenstern
  • Arthur Wills, Carillon on “Orientis Partibus”

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong / Cathedral Schola

  • Gerre Hancock, Preces & Responses
  • Edward Bairstow in D
  • Richard Lakey, Spirit of God, descend upon my heart
  • Marty Wheeler Burnett, Vidi aquam

Sunday, January 15, 2023
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A

8:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Singers & Cathedral Choristers with the Choristers of St. Michael & All Angels, Dallas, TX

  • Spiritual, arr. Undine Smith Moore, We shall walk through the valley in peace
  • Herbert Howells, Hymn to St. Cecilia

11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choir

  • Spiritual, arr. Dale Adelmann, Steal away to Jesus
  • Thomas A. Dorsey, arr. Arnold Sevier, Precious Lord

3:15 p.m. Recital: Charles Tompkins, organ (Furman University, Greenville, SC)

  • César Franck, Pièce Heroique
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Fantasy and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537
  • Marianne Kim, Ain’a that Good News
  • Noel Da Costa, Round About the Mountain
  • Richard Elliott, Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit
  • Florence Price, “Air” from Suite No. 1 for Organ, CN 19
  • Florence Price, “Finale” from Organ Sonata No. 1, CN 29

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong / Choristers of St. Michael & All Angels, Dallas, TX, with the Cathedral Schola

  • Thomas Morley, Preces & Responses
  • Sarah MacDonald in A flat
  • Spiritual, arr. Undine Smith Moore, We shall walk through the valley in peace
  • Spiritual, arr. Carl Haywood, There is a balm in Gilead

Sunday, January 22, 2023
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Arie Motschman, organ (Midway Presbyterian Church, Powder Springs, GA)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Partita diverse sopra “O Gott, du frommer Gott,” BWV 767
  • Louis Vierne, “Adagio” from Symphonie No. 3, Op. 28
  • Dan Locklair, Salem Sonata

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity / Cathedral Schola

  • Käthe Wright Kaufman, Preces & Responses
  • Roland Martin, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo in D
  • William Mathias, Let the people praise thee, O God
  • Roland Martin, Phos hilaron

Sunday, January 29, 2023
The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Joseph Russell, organ (St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Houston, TX)

  • John Weaver, Fantasia for Organ
  • Frank Bridge, Adagio in E Major
  • Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Clair de lune, Op. 72, No. 2
  • Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Rondo alla Campanella, Op. 156
  • Maurice Duruflé, “Toccata” from Suite, Op. 5

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, observed / Cathedral Schola

  • Käthe Wright Kaufman, Preces & Responses
  • Hugh Blair in B minor
  • Eriks Ešenvalds, O salutaris hostia
  • Olivier Messiaen, O sacrum convivium

Sunday, February 5, 2023
The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, observed

3:15 p.m. Recital: Paul Thomas, organ (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, TN)

  • César Franck, Choral III in A minor
  • Thomas H. Kerr, Jr., Arietta
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Herr Gott, nun schleuss die Himmel auf, BWV 617
  • Calvin Taylor, This Little Light of Mine
  • Olivier Messiaen, “Dieu parmi nous” from La Nativité

4:00 p.m. Candlemas Procession & Choral Eucharist for The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, observed / Cathedral Schola

  • Richard Webster, Nunc dimittis
  • William Byrd, Mass for Four Voices
  • Johannes Eccard, When to the temple Mary went

 

Requiem: Mozart and Howells

The Cathedral Choir & Schola with orchestra

Dale Adelmann, conductor

Friday, February 10, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Tonight’s program will feature two contrasting and deeply profound musical treatments of the Requiem. The Cathedral Schola will open the evening, a cappella, with the poignant, almost painfully beautiful, non-liturgical Requiem by Herbert Howells, following which the full Cathedral Choir and orchestra will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s timeless masterpiece. In the sublime ambience and gracious acoustic of the Cathedral nave, this is sure to be 75 minutes of heavenly bliss right here on earth.

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music. 

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Sunday, February 12, 2023
The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Sarah Johnson, organ (Church of the Ascension, Rochester, NY)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
  • Jacques van Oortmerssen, Nun ruhen alle Wälder
  • Percy Whitlock, Fantasie Chorale No. 1 in D-flat Major
  • John Knowles Paine, Fantasia in E minor, Op. 2, No. 1

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Eve of the Feast of Absalom Jones / Cathedral Schola

  • Gerre Hancock, Preces & Responses
  • David Hurd, Sewanee Canticles
  • Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan, This little light of mine
  • Spiritual, arr. Gerre Hancock, Deep River

Sunday, February 19, 2023
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Georgia Tech Chamber Choir, Jerry Ulrich, conductor

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong / Cathedral Schola

  • Kenneth Leighton, Preces & Responses
  • Kenneth Leighton, Second Service
  • Gwyneth Walker, Dazzling as the Sun
  • Edward Bairstow, I sat down under his shadow

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Ash Wednesday, Year A

12:00 noon Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Singers

  • William Byrd, Emendemus in melius
  • Henry Purcell, Remember not, Lord, our offences

7:00 p.m. Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choir

  • Gregorio Allegri, Miserere mei, Deus
  • William Byrd, Emendemus in melius
  • Henry Purcell, Remember not, Lord, our offences

Sunday, February 26, 2023
The First Sunday in Lent, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Timothy Olsen, organ (University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC)

  • Max Reger, Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor
  • Craig Phillips, Musette
  • Ned Rorem, The World of Silence
  • Ned Rorem, “There Is a Spirit that Delights to Do No Evil…”
  • César Franck, Choral I in E Major

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong / Cathedral Schola

  • Henry Purcell, Hear my prayer, O Lord
  • Richard Ayleward, Preces & Responses
  • Henry Purcell in B flat
  • Henry Purcell, Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts
  • Thomas Lupo, Miserere mei, Domine

Sunday, March 5, 2023
The Second Sunday in Lent, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Wilma Jensen, organ (Nashville, TN)

  • Michael McCabe, Flourish and Chorale
  • Gerald Finzi, Prelude for String Orchestra, Op. 25, transc. Wilma Jensen
  • Robert Schumann, Canon IV in A-flat Major, Op. 56
  • Philip James, Méditation à Sainte Clotilde (1915)
  • Ennio Morricone, “Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission, transc. Wilma Jensen
  • David Briggs, Introduction, Chorale and Fugue on a British Theme (Thaxted)

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong / Cathedral Schola

  • William Smith, Preces & Responses
  • William Byrd, Short Service
  • Heinrich Schütz, Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt
  • Thomas Tallis, Sancte Deus

 

The Chenault Duo

Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault, organ

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Specializing in and exclusively performing works written for four hands and four feet at one pipe organ console, Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault have made a monumental and unmatched contribution to the pipe organ repertoire by commissioning, premiering, and recording over 70 organ duets in a wide array of styles. Tonight’s program will include two world premiere performances: a duet commissioned from David Briggs, Homage to Pierre Cochereau, and a solo work written expressly for the Aeolian-Skinner organ and acoustic of the Cathedral nave by Ray Chenault, Fantaisie Mystique.

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music and the Atlanta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

 

Sunday, March 12, 2023
The Third Sunday in Lent, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Peter DuBois, organ (Third Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY)

  • Felix Mendelssohn, Prelude & Fugue in C minor, Op. 37, No. 1
  • Gerre Hancock, Air
  • César Franck, Prière, Op. 20
  • Anton Heiller, Ecce Lignum Crucis — A Meditation
  • Jehan Alain, Litanies

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong / Cathedral Choir

  • Kenneth Leighton, Preces & Responses
  • Kerensa Briggs, Gloucester Service
  • Edward Bairstow, Lord, thou hast been our refuge
  • David Hill, God be in my head

Sunday, March 19, 2023
The Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A

4:00 p.m. Diocesan Confirmation Service / the Choir of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, Sandy Springs, GA (Sean Vogt, conductor)

Sunday, March 26, 2023
The Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Steven Wooddell, organ (Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA)

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fantasia in F minor, K 608
  • Jehan Alain, Deuxième Fantaisie
  • Louis Vierne, “Scherzo” from Symphonie No. 2, Op. 20
  • Julius Reubke, Fugue from Sonata on the 94th Psalm

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Annunciation, observed / Cathedral Schola

  • Paul Halley, Preces & Responses
  • John Tavener, Collegium Regale
  • Henryk Górecki, Totus tuus
  • arr. Jim Clements, The angel Gabriel

 

The Concert by the Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2023, has been postponed indefinitely due to the appointment of its conductor to be organist and master of the choristers at Westminster Abbey from January 2023. 

 

Sunday, April 3, 2023
Palm Sunday, Year A

8:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choristers & Cathedral Singers

  • Lee Hoiby, Let this mind be in you
  • John Ireland, Ex ore innocentium

11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choir

  • Lee Hoiby, Let this mind be in you
  • Pablo Casals, O vos omnes

4:00 p.m. Meditation on the Passion of Christ, with Carols / Cathedral Schola

One of the most profound choral services of the year, this meditation employs lessons & carols, spirituals, anthems, motets, and congregational hymns to illuminate the Passion of Christ, which is retold using biblical narratives from Mark, Matthew, and John, sung to some of the most ancient plainchant known to the Church.

  • “Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended” Herzliebster Jesu
  • “O mortal one, remember well” Sussex Mummers’ Carol
  • “A stable lamp is lighted” Andújar
  • Richard Runciman Terry, Richard de Castre’s Prayer to Jesus
  • Kim Andre Arnesen, Even when He is silent
  • “To mock your reign, O dearest Lord” Tallis’ Third Tune
  • Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky, The Crown of Roses
  • Charles Snider, Was ever grief like mine?
  • Kenneth Miller, “Alas! and did my Savior bleed” Morgan’s Steep
  • Spiritual, Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
  • Antonio Lotti, Crucifixus à 8

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Maundy Thursday, Year A

7:00 p.m. Foot-Washing & Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choir & Cathedral Choristers

  • Amy Beach, My peace I leave with you
  • Ola Gjeilo, Ubi caritas
  • Dan Locklair, O sacrum convivium
  • Philip Stopford, Ave verum corpus

Friday, April 7, 2023
Good Friday, Year A

12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy / Cathedral Schola

  • Craig Phillips, Passion according to St. John
  • Clemens non Papa, Crux fideles
  • Kenneth Leighton, “Drop, drop, slow tears” from Crucifixus pro nobis

Sunday, April 9, 2023
Easter Day, Year A

6:00 a.m. Great Vigil of Easter / Cathedral Choristers & members of Cathedral Choir

  • Spiritual arr. Livingston Gearhart, Dry Bones
  • Charles Villiers Stanford, Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
  • Matthew Owen, This joyful Eastertide

8:45 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Holy Baptism & Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choir with members of the Atlanta Symphony Brass, and timpani

  • Craig Phillips, Suite for Organ and Brass Quintet and Percussion
  • Eriks Ešenvalds, Trinity Te Deum
  • William Byrd, Haec dies

No 4:00 p.m. service

Sunday, April 16, 2023
The Second Sunday of Easter, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Kipp Gill, organ (All Saints Episcopal Church, Warner Robbins, GA)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata and Fugue in F Major, BWV 540
  • Calvin Hampton, “At the Ballet” from 5 Dances for Organ
  • Petr Eben, “Finale” from Sunday Music

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong / Cathedral Schola

  • Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, Preces & Responses
  • Charles Villiers Stanford in B flat
  • Craig Phillips, We walk by faith
  • Howard Helvey, Awake, arise!

 

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra: Triple Play

Julie Andrijeski, artistic director
Evan Few, guest director & violin
Anna Marsh, bassoon
Adam Jaffe, harpsichord

Friday, April 21, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. The Cathedral of St. Philip
Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. Roswell Presbyterian Church
Sunday, April 23, 2023 for “Ascending Bach,” Ascension Lutheran Church, Savannah

ABO players hit it out of the park as they gather for a grand finale of concertos by J.S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi! Atlanta’s hometown violinist, ABO Assistant Concertmaster and Guest Director Evan Few leads this rally of greatest hits, featuring concerto soloists Anna Marsh, Adam Jaffe, and Evan Few as the ABO team delivers three masterpieces, delighting audiences from Atlanta to Savannah.

Presented by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.

Tickets and more information at atlantabaroque.org, or email info@atlantabaroque.org

 

Sunday, April 23, 2023
The Third Sunday of Easter, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Emmanuel Duperrey, organ (Notre Dame de l’Espérance, Villemomble, France)

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams, Seventeen come Sunday, transcr. Emmanuel Duperrey
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Come, Sweet Death, arranged by Virgil Fox (based on Komm, sü.er Tod, BWV 478)
  • Emmanuel Duperrey, Caelistis
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, “Sinfonia” from Cantate 29, BWV 29, transcr. Marcel Dupré
  • Paul Dukas, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, arr. Emmanuel Duperrey

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong / Cathedral Schola

  • Paul Halley, Preces & Responses
  • Gerald Near, St. Mark’s School
  • Percy Whitlock, Be still, my soul
  • Cecilia McDowall, I know that my Redeemer liveth

Sunday, April 30, 2023
The Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: John Richardson, organ (Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC)

  • Christian Præstholm, Allegro Giocoso
  • Maurice Duruflé, Suite, Op. 5

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Eve of the Feast of the Apostles St. Philip and St. James / Cathedral Schola

  • Margaret Burke, Preces & Responses
  • Edmund Rubbra in A flat
  • Lennox Berkeley, The Lord is my Shepherd
  • David Hurd, Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statues

Sunday, May 7, 2023
The Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Katherine Webb, organ (Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland ,OR)

  • Marcel Dupré, Cortège et litanie
  • Erik Santos, Star Rising
  • Cecilia McDowall, Church Bells Beyond the Stars
  • Thomas H. Kerr, Jr., Arietta
  • Olivier Messiaen, Dieu parmi nous

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong / Cathedral Schola

  • Margaret Burke, Preces & Responses
  • Stephanie Martin, Selwyn Service
  • Craig Phillips, Let not your hearts be troubled
  • Dan Locklair, O Trinity of blessed Light

Sunday, May 14, 2023
The Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Patrick Kreeger, organ (Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY)

  • Elfrida Andrée, Organ Symphony in B minor
  • C.H.H. Parry, Fantasia and Fugue in G, Op. 188

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong / Cathedral Schola

  • Philip Radcliffe, Preces & Responses
  • Gabriel Jackson, Truro Service
  • Gerald Finzi, Lo, the full final Sacrifice

Sunday, May 21, 2023
The Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year A

3:15 p.m. Recital: Caroline Robinson, organ (The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata in E Major, BWV 566
  • Oliver Messiaen, “Alléluias sereins d’une âme qui desire le ciel” from Ascènsion
  • John Ireland, Capriccio
  • Gustav Holst, “Jupiter” from The Planets

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Sunday after the Ascension / Cathedral Choir

  • Richard Shephard, Preces & Responses
  • Herbert Howells, York Minster
  • Patrick Gowers, Viri Galilaei
  • Gerald Finzi, God is gone up

 

Cathedral Singers Concert

Caroline Robinson and Jack Mitchener, organ
Dale Adelmann, conductor

Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a lovely June evening’s respite amid the glow of stained glass, basking in music to sooth the soul and delight the senses! This concert – presented by the professional core of the Cathedral Choir & Schola and our magnificent organists – is made possible by the beneficence of the late Dr. Emile T. Fisher.

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music.

Ticket information coming soon.

 

 

Atlanta Summer Organ Festival Recital

Carole Terry, organ

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Carole Terry is Professor of Organ and Harpsichord Emerita at the University of Washington School of Music, Seattle, where she taught for 40 years. Her career as a renowned performer and teacher of the organ and harpsichord has taken her throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. While she is especially heralded for her performances and recordings of German Romantic music, she is also a noted expert on the physiology of keyboard performance.

Dr. Terry has been featured at the International Summer School for Young Organists in Oundle (Britain), International Summer School in Calgary, and the McGill Summer Organ Academy (Canada). In September 2004, she was the first American organist to perform on the new Glatter-Götz organ in the concert hall of Perm, Russia. She has performed and served on the panel of jurors for the Musachino (Tokyo), Tariverdiev (Russia), St. Albans (England), and the Canadian (Montréal) international organ competitions. She has been featured as performer and lecturer at the Oregon Bach Festival, the Montreat Festival (North Carolina), and at numerous national and regional conventions of the Organ Historical Society and American Guild of Organists. From 2000-2003 she was Resident Organist and Curator for the Seattle Symphony, where she helped to inaugurate the new C.B. Fisk organ built for Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Her 2008 recording on the Loft label, Carole Terry Plays the Watjen Concert Organ, was made on this instrument. Her other recordings are found on the MHS, CRI, and Crystal labels. She is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.

Presented by Delbert Lowell Jacks in memory of Thomas Ruben Jones, and Friends of Cathedral Music.

Suggested donation $15 at the door.

 

 

Earlier This Season:

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Homecoming Sunday: Proper 15, Year C

8:45 & 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choir

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  • Paul Halley (b. 1952), Jesu, the very thought of thee
  • David Hurd (b. 1950), Love bade me welcome

Note: Beginning this week, we move back to our pre-pandemic practice of listing only the choral repertoire in this music list.

Sunday, August 21, 2022
The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 16, Year C

8:45 & 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Decani (Cathedral Choir)

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  • Frederick H. Candlyn (1892-1964), King of glory, King of peace
  • Spiritual, arr. Gerald Near (b. 1942), There is a balm in Gilead

Sunday, August 28, 2022
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 17, Year C

8:45 & 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cantoris (Cathedral Choir)

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  • William Bradley Roberts (b. 1947), In all these you welcomed me
  • Roland E. Martin (b. 1955), Love bade me welcome

Sunday, September 4, 2022
The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 18, Year C

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8:45 & 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Singers

  • Herbert Howells (1892-1983), Jubilate Deo (Collegium Regale)
  • Craig Phillips (b. 1961), Teach me, my God and King

Sunday, September 11, 2022
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 19, Year C

8:45 & 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choir

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  • John Ireland (1914-1992), Greater love hath no man
  • Paul Mealor (b. 1975), Ubi caritas et amor

3:15 p.m. Recital: Jack Mitchener, organ (The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA)

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  • César Franck (1822-1890), Choral II in B minor
  • Guy Ropartz (1864-1955), Thème varié (from Six Pièces)
  • César Franck (1822-1890), Choral I in E Major

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Holy Cross, observed / Cathedral Schola

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  • Stephen Caracciolo (b. 1962), Preces & Responses
  • Howard Helvey (b. 1968) in B flat
  • John Ireland (1914-1992), Greater love hath no man
  • Richard Proulx (1937-2010), We adore you, O Christ

Sunday, September 18, 2022
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 20, Year C

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8:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Singers
11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choir

  • Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1572/73), Praise the Lord, ye children
  • Philip Stopford (b. 1977), Ave verum corpus

3:15 p.m. Recital: Charles Higgs, organ (St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Milton, GA)

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  • Douglas E. Wagner (b.1952), Festive Trumpet Tune
  • Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780), Praeludium in D Major
  • William Noll (b. 1958), “Adagio” from Suite for Organ
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Concerto in B-Flat Major, Op. 4, No. 2
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), “Adagio” from Concerto in D minor
  • Henri Mulet (1878-1967), Toccata on “Thou Art The Rock”

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Feast of Hildegard of Bingen, observed, commemorating and giving thanks also for the life of Queen Elizabeth II  / Cathedral Schola

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  • Joanna Forbes L’Estrange (b. 1971), Preces & Responses
  • Joanna Forbes L’Estrange (b. 1971), King’s College Service
  • Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), O pastor animarum
  • William Harris (1883-1973), Bring us, O Lord God
  • Henry Balfour Gardiner (1877-1950), Evening Hymn

Sunday, September 25, 2022
The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 21, Year C

Watch the 8:45 Service

Watch the 11:15 Service

8:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Singers & Cathedral Choristers

  • John Gardner (1917-2011), Fight the good fight with all thy might
  • Bob Chilcott (b. 1955), Be thou my vision

11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist / Cathedral Choir

  • Bob Chilcott (b. 1955), Be thou my vision
  • Thomas Tallis (1505-1585), O sacrum convivium

3:15 p.m. Recital: Duo Beaux Arts — Catherine Lan & Tao Lin, piano duet

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  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Eight Variations on a Theme by Waldstein, WoO 67
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Rondo in the Hungarian Style, almost a Caprice, Op. 129
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Marches caractéristiques, D 968b, No. 1
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Andante and Allegro Brillante, Op. 92

4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Feast of Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist, observed / Cathedral Schola

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  • Bernard Rose (1916-1996), Preces & Responses
  • Herbert Howells (1892-1983), Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense
  • Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), Justorum animae
  • David Briggs (b. 1962), O Lord, support us all the day long