The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Concerts and Musical Occasions

 

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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Tickets are also available at the Cathedral Book Store (404) 237-7582.

A CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS

Cathedral Schola

Caroline Robinson & Jack Mitchener, organ
Dale Adelmann, conductor 

Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

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

All worship services at the Cathedral of St. Philip are admission free, and all are welcome.

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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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.

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. 

 

A MEDITATION ON THE PASSION OF CHRIST, WITH CAROLS

Cathedral Schola

Caroline Robinson & Jack Mitchener, organ
Dale Adelmann, conductor 

Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 4 p.m.

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

All worship services at the Cathedral of St. Philip are admission free, and all are welcome.

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

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.

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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:

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

GABRIEL FAURÉ, REQUIEM
A Choral Requiem Eucharist for All Faithful Departed

Cathedral Choir with orchestra

Caroline Robinson & Jack Mitchener, organ
Dale Adelmann, conductor

Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

A worship service remembering those who have died during the past year.

On All Saints’ Sunday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m., the Cathedral will offer a Choral Requiem Eucharist in remembrance of members and friends of the Cathedral who have died during the past year. The image-rich and comforting texts of the Requiem mass – the ancient Christian burial service – will be prayed this year using the music of Requiem by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) sung by the Cathedral Choir and accompanied by a chamber orchestra and organ. Whether you attend to mourn, to accompany those who are mourning, or simply to contemplate the mystery of heaven, we hope you will be comforted, inspired, and strengthened by it. This service will be livestreamed at cathedralATL.org/worship.

All worship services at the Cathedral of St. Philip are admission free, and all are welcome.

The orchestra is underwritten as a gift to the community by Friends of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip.

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.

ADVENT PROCESSION WITH LESSONS AND CAROLS

Cathedral Choir

Caroline Robinson & Jack Mitchener, organ
Dale Adelmann, conductor 

Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

This service is a wonderful opportunity to retreat from the hectic pace of the season and contemplate its true meaning. Organized around the O Antiphons – beautiful plainchant texts which invoke the Messiah to return, sung since the 8th century at Vespers on the seven evenings leading up to Christmas – the choir gradually moves into the chancel, stopping at various stations around the Cathedral nave. Each of the biblical prophecies is expanded upon by the singing of carols, anthems, and hymns which anticipate the coming of Christ, culminating in a glorious setting of the Magnificat (The Song of Mary, Luke 1:46-55) and the singing of “O come, O come, Emmanuel,” the text of which is an English translation of the very O Antiphons that the choir has sung throughout the service. Admission is free, and all are welcome!

  • 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

All worship services at the Cathedral of St. Philip are admission free, and all are welcome.