The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA


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Friends of Cathedral Music is pleased to welcome the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra for its third season as artists-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. Philip.

We are delighted to partner with them, under the leadership of Julie Andrijeski, artistic director, both for the presentation of their highly specialized performances and for the wondrous and rarely performed repertoire they bring to the rich musical life of the Cathedral and greater Atlanta.


Friday, January 11, 2019
7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip

Saturday, January 12, 2019
4 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell, Georgia

J.S. Bach to Wolfgang Mozart—A Little Night Music
Atlanta Baroque Orchestra
Julie Andrijeski, artistic director & concertmaster
with Jaap ter Linden, guest director
and soloists Julie Andrijeski and Evan Few, violin; Adam Jaffe, harpsichord; Janice Joyce Robinson, flute

Presented by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and Friends of Cathedral Music

This concert comes to you in titanic proportions, with famous composers, directors, and soloists all in one!

Although J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart were not innovators of a new style, they both brought established styles to perfection and rightly remain among the most famous composers to this day. World-renowned Dutch cellist and conductor Jaap ter Linden joins us as guest director for this blockbuster program that features Bach’s virtuosic Fifth Brandenburg Concerto contrasted with his dark and soulful Violin Concerto in A minor, and Mozart’s famously effervescent Eine kleine Nachtmusik featuring a star-studded line-up of soloists: Julie Andrijeski, Evan Few, Adam Jaffe, and Janice Joyce Robinson.

Advance tickets and Patron tickets are available online at atlantabaroque.orgFor more information, call 678-390-0657 or email

Friday, March 15, 2019
7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip

Saturday, March 16, 2019
4 p.m. in Roswell, Georgia

Antonio Vivaldi—Gloria!
Atlanta Baroque Orchestra
Julie Andrijeski, artistic director & concertmaster
Cathedral Schola
Dale Adelmann, conductor
Nathan Medley, countertenor
Evan Few, violin

Presented by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Friends of Cathedral Music, and the Moore-Wilkerson Fund of the Cathedral of St Philip

Lovers of Vivaldi, now is your chance to hear two of his most beloved works and be introduced to what will soon become new favorites!

Antonio Vivaldi’s influence on the 18th-century baroque world cannot be overestimated. His virtuosic, driving style mixed with poignant lyricism captured the hearts and minds of many a composer. Like Monteverdi, Vivaldi was an opera lover and created musical stories with and without vocalists, whether it be the dashing Winter Concerto or the jubilant Gloria. Joining us for this program are our beloved choral collaborators, the Cathedral of St Philip Schola, directed by Dale Adelmann; and Nathan Medley, one of America’s great countertenors who recently moved to Atlanta. Together, we will lead you on our musical journeys through two grippingly reverent sacred works evoking the Lenten season before catching a glimpse, through Vivaldi’s famous Gloria, of the joyous season to come.

Beatus Vir, RV 598
Oboe Concerto
Stabat Mater, RV 621

"Winter" from the Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297
Gloria, RV 589

Performance at the Cathedral of St Philip: Advance tickets and Patron tickets are available here, and will also be available from the Cathedral Book Store (404) 237-7582.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta Summer Organ Festival Recital
Christa Rakich

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

Concert and recording artist Christa Rakich has performed widely throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. Near her home in Connecticut, she is Artist-in-Residence at  the Congregational Church of Somers and at the Episcopal Church of St John the Evangelist in West Hartford. Past Artist-in-Residencies have included the University of Pennsylvania and First Lutheran Church in Boston. As a Fulbright scholar, Christa Rakich studied for two years with Anton Heiller at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, Austria. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Organ and German from Oberlin College, and upon receipt of her Master’s degree from New England Conservatory she was invited to join the faculty there, where she taught for many years, serving ultimately as department co-chair.  She has also served on the faculties at Westminster Choir College, Brandeis University, and the University of Connecticut, and as Assistant University Organist at Harvard.

Suggested donation $15 at the door.




Friday, September 21, 2018
7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip

Saturday, September 22, 2018
4 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell, Georgia

Claudio Monteverdi—Songs of Love and War
Atlanta Baroque Orchestra
Julie Andrijeski, artistic director & concertmaster
with Jesse Blumberg, bass baritone; Karin Weston, soprano; and Nathan Dougherty, tenor

Presented by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and Friends of Cathedral Music

Lovers of opera, here’s your chance to see and hear how it all began!

There are times in history when the creation of music takes a sharp right turn, and the dawning of the 17th century is such a time. The rise of individualism prompted composers like Monteverdi to write in a new, more personal style that opened the doors to opera. At the heart of Monteverdi’s seminal collection “Songs of Love and War” lies the tragic tale of Tancredi and Clorinda, lovers who find themselves fighting unwittingly on opposite sides. World-renowned bass-baritone Jesse Blumberg will dramatically guide us through the story vibrantly enacted by our talented singer/actors Karen Weston and Nathan Dougherty.

Advance tickets and Patron tickets are available online at atlantabaroque.orgFor more information, call 678-390-0657 or email

Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.


Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music

VOCES8 is one of the most sensational new choirs on the international music scene, having earned its place as a first-rank chamber ensemble through stunningly beautiful video recordings for YouTube, music streaming services, and tours throughout the world. This first ever Atlanta performance by VOCES8 will be an evening not to be missed!

Preview some of VOCES8 performances online here.

PROGRAM (subject to change)

William Byrd, Sing Joyfully
Felix Mendelssohn, Denn er hat seinen Engeln
Jonathan Dove, In beauty may I walk
Pablo Casals, O vos omnes
Orlando Gibbons, Drop, drop, slow tears
Sergei Rachmaninov, Bogoroditse Dyevo
Heinrich Schütz, Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten
Giovanni Gabrieli, Angelus Domini descendit
Stephen Paulus, The Road Home
Jake Runestad, Let my love be heard
Claudio Monteverdi, Adoramus te, Christi
Edward Elgar, Lux Aeterna
Palestrina, Magnificat Primi Toni

Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

The Atlanta Symphony Brass Holiday Concert

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music

Certain to be one of the most delightful and thrilling musical events of the season again this year, the Atlanta Symphony Brass returns to present its second annual holiday concert! The program will feature some of the finest arrangements for brass ensemble and percussion, including traditional holiday carols and beloved standards from the symphonic orchestra repertoire.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s brass section is venerated worldwide as one of the finest in North America. These musicians hail from all corners of the United States and were selected to be a part of this long-standing tradition of excellence by way of audition for a panel of ASO Brass players alongside the Music Director. They have worked tirelessly as a team to maintain the highest standards of brass playing throughout their careers and to unify their sounds into a beautiful array of colors. It is sure to be an evening of wonderful music and world-class musicianship!