The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

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Friends of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip is delighted to continue our relationship – now for their sixth season as Artists-in-Residence – with the

Atlanta Baroqe Orchestra

Since its inception in 1998, the ABO has brought audiences fresh, imaginative performances of instrumental works, sacred vocal and choral music, and opera. The musicians of the ABO are skilled in the art of playing on historical instruments, employing specialized techniques, period rhetoric, and a palette of expressive instrumental colors to breathe new life into old music.

 

Resound

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra
Julie Andrijeski, artistic director

Friday, September 17, 2021, 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 4:00 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell

ABO opens its season with resonant flair as our iconic string band is joined by a colorful, virtuosic wind section featuring returning horn players Rachel Niketopoulos and Chris Caudill and many other favorites. Come revel in sumptuous and richly diverse concertos and suites to hear for yourself why composers George Philipp Telemann, Johann David Heinichen, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Baldassare Galuppi were so popular in their day!

Tickets available online at atlantabaroque.org. For more information email info@atlantabaroque.org.

Horn players

 

Reflect

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra director
Julie Andrijeski, artistic director

Friday, November 5, 2021, 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 4:00 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell

Gilded tones of trumpets and trombones combine with shimmering strings in this program reflecting the joys and sorrows of 17th-century life in Vienna and its surroundings. Slowly emerging from the Thirty Years War, courts and churches throughout the Holy Roman Empire sought to rebuild their musical establishments, attracting prized musicians who created some of the most fantastical and rapturous music ever heard for this signature combination of strings and brass. Music by violin virtuosi Heinrich Ignaz Biber, Antonio Bertali, Johann Schmelzer and others.

Tickets available online at atlantabaroque.org. For more information email info@atlantabaroque.org.

Julie Andrijeski

 

Cathedral Choir & ABO

Heinrich Biber, Requiem in A Major

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra
Julie Andrijeski, artistic director
Cathedral Choir
Dale Adelmann, conductor

Choral Requiem Eucharist for All Faithful Departed
Sunday, November 7, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

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

This rarely performed Requiem – by one of the late 17th century’s greatest composers, and one of the most important for violin in the history of the instrument – will use strings, trumpets, timpani, and six-part choir to convey a special sense of joy and hope for heavenly bliss. It will be heartening encouragement to all who are yet in their earthly pilgrimage, as well as balm to those who grieve.

 Admission free & open to all – underwritten as a gift to the community by Friends of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip.

 

Advent Procession with Lesson & Carols

Cathedral Choir – Dale Adelmann, conductor

Sunday, November 28, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

The Great O Antiphons
Richard Marlow, Matin Responsory
“Lo, he comes with clouds descending” Helmsley
Boris Ord, Adam lay ybounden
“Creator of the stars of night” Conditor alme siderum
Paul Manz, E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come
“Come, thou Redeemer of the earth” Puer nobis
Bob Chilcott, The Rose in the Middle of Winter
“Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming” Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Dan Locklair Comfort ye my people
“Prepare the way, O Zion” Bereden väg för Herran
Andrew Carter, A maiden most gentle
“The angel Gabriel from heaven came” Gabriel’s Message
Benjamin Britten, A Hymn to the Virgin
Herbert Howells, Magnificat (Collegium Regale)
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.

 

A Holiday Concert with members of
The Atlanta Symphony Brass

Caroline Robinson & Jack Mitchener, organ
Dale Adelmann, conductor

Monday, December 6, 2021, 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 fourth 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. It is sure to be an evening of magnificent music and world-class musicianship!

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music.
Advance tickets, Patron tickets, and more information online at cathedralATL.org/concerts and from the Cathedral Book Store (404) 237-7582.

 

Christmas Worship

A Christmas Festival of Lesson & Carols

Cathedral Schola – Dale Adelmann, conductor

Sunday, December, 19, 2021, 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 Jesus’ birth 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 Christ’s birth. All are welcome! Invite a friend: it may be the best gift you give.

“Once in royal David’s city” Irby
Peter Warlock, Adam lay ybounden
arr. Robert Pearsall, In dulci jubilo
Becky McGlade, In the bleak midwinter
John Rutter, There is a flower
“Comfort, comfort ye my people” Psalm 42
arr. Jim Clements, The angel Gabriel
“On this day earth shall ring” Personent hodie
Cecilia McDowall, Now may we singen
Bob Chilcott, The Shepherd’s Carol
arr. David Willcocks, “God rest you merry, gentlemen” God Rest You Merry
Oliver Tarney, The Wisemen and the Star
arr. Dale Adelmann, “Of the Father’s love begotten” Divinum mysterium
Kim André Arnesan, Cradle Hymn
“O come, all ye faithful” Adeste fideles

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

 

VOCES8

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

VOCES8 is one of the most sensational choirs on the international music scene, having earned its reputation by touring throughout the world, more than a dozen critically acclaimed compact discs, and ravishingly beautiful virtual concerts and YouTube videos. Rescheduled from 2020, their eagerly anticipated return to the Cathedral will undoubtedly grace us with one of the most breathtakingly beautiful evenings of music anywhere in Atlanta this season… not to be missed!

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music.
Advance tickets and Patron tickets and more information online at cathedralATL.org/concerts and from the
Cathedral Book Store (404) 237-7582.

VOCES8 by Andy Staples

 

Reverberate

Julie Andrijeski, artistic director
with Nathan Medley & Reginald Mobley, countertenors

Friday, February 25, 2022, 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip
Saturday, February 26, 2022, 4:00 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell

Always on the lookout to create experiences that engage and delight in new ways, we’ve invited not one but two masterful countertenors to join us for an exploration of sublime repertoire not often performed. Special guest Reginald Mobley returns to join ABO favorite Nathan Medley in a program of scintillating and intimate music by the “English Orpheus” Henry Purcell and his colleagues.

Presented by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.
Tickets available online at atlantabaroque.org. For more information email info@atlantabaroque.org.

Nathan Medley & Reginald Mobley

 

A Lenten Concert on the Feast of the Annunciation

The Cathedral Choir & Schola
Dale Adelmann, conductor
Caroline Robinson and Jack Mitchener, organ

Friday, March 25, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Retreat for an evening’s respite to bask in the gentle sounds of beautiful choral and organ music wafting through the gracious acoustic of the Cathedral nave, all while supporting the Cathedral Choir’s continued hope to make a rescheduled, post-pandemic pilgrimage to England.

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music.
Advance tickets, Patron ticket, and more information online at www.cathedralATL.org/concerts and from the Cathedral Book Store at (404) 237-7582.

 

 

A Meditation on the Passion of Christ, with Carols

Cathedral Choir – Dale Adelmann, conductor

April 10, 2022 at 4:00 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
arr. Andrew Carter, I wonder as I wander
“A stable lamp is lighted” Andújar
Richard Lloyd, The Ballad of the Judas tree
Spirituals, arr. Dale Adelmann, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child/Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen
“To mock your reign, O dearest Lord” Tallis’ Third Tune
Trond Kverno, Corpus Christi Carol
Daniel Gawthrop, Mary speaks
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 Summer Organ Festival Recital

Rachel Laurin, organ

June 29, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Rachel Laurin enjoys a dual international career as a concert organist and a prolific composer, devoting herself to recitals, composition, masterclasses, and lectures. She has performed organ recitals in major cities of Canada, the United States and Europe, and has made more than a dozen recordings – including two compact discs devoted to her own compositions, some of which she will play for us this evening. She is frequently invited to guest teach and perform at universities across North America, and she has composed hundreds of works for solo instruments, voice, instrumental ensembles, choir, and orchestra. One of the leading female composers in the world today, her works have been performed and recorded on five continents. She is published by Doberman; Éditions du Nouveau Théâtre Musical; RCCO Music Publications (Canada); Europart (France); Hinshaw Music/Fred Bock; and Leupold Editions, where she has been a “house composer” since 2006. In recognition of her important contributions to the organ repertoire, she was honored with the American Guild of Organists’ Distinguished Composer Award in 2020. She has been a member of the Comité d’Honneur de la Fédération Francophone des Amis de l’Orgue (FFAO) since 2016. For more information, visit www.rachellaurin.com

Presented by Delbert Lowell Jacks in memory of Thomas Ruben Jones, and Friends of Cathedral Music.
Suggested donation $15 at the door. 

Rachel Laurin