The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Concerts and Musical Occasions

A Meditation on the Passion of Christ, with Carols

Cathedral Schola
Caroline Robinson & Herbert Buffingtonorgan
Dale Adelmann, conductor

Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

One of the most moving choral services of the year, this meditation employs lessons and 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
John Jacob Niles, arr. John Rutter, I wonder as I wander
“A stable lamp is lighted” Andújar
Trond Kverno, Corpus Christi Carol
Spiritual, 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
Francis Poulenc, Vinea mea electa
Richard Lloyd, The Ballad of the Judas Tree
Kenneth Miller, “Beneath the cross of Jesus” Sewanee Schola
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. 

Jubilee!

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra
Julie Andrijeski, artistic director

Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta GA

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Athens GA

Georg Philipp Telemann, Ouverture from Suite in G major, “La Bizarre”

Francesco Durante, Concerto in A major, “La Pazzia” and more!

Presented by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. Tickets and more information at atlantabaroque.org or email info@atlantabaroque.org.

American Guild of Organists

2024 AGO Endowment Fund Distinguished Artist Award Recital and Gala Benefit Reception Honoring Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault

Friday, April 26, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the National Office of the American Guild of Organists

The Cathedral is delighted to serve as host of the 2024 AGO Gala honoring the beloved Atlanta Chenault Duo, who have contributed more to the corpus of organ repertoire for four hands and four feet than every other organist in the history of the instrument, combined. This will be an incredibly special evening of magnificent music and musicianship, and a celebration to remember!

Concert tickets (recital only), Patron tickets (includes recital & gala donor reception), and more information at agohq.org/2024-gala

England Pilgrimage Preview Concert

Cathedral Choir
Caroline Robinson & Herbert Buffingtonorgan
Dale Adelmann, conductor

Friday, May 3, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir has accepted invitations to serve as choir-inresidence for a week each at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, and at York Minster this July. Singing the daily round of services in these awe-inspiring edifices is a sublime, even transformative experience. Tonight’s concert will be an opportunity to hear some of the magnificent repertoire that the choir will offer during the fifteen services they will sing in England, while also supporting their efforts to raise the funds needed to travel.

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Cathedral Choir’s July 2024 England pilgrimage. Ticket info coming soon. 

Cathedral Singers Concert

Caroline Robinson and Herbert Buffingtonorgan 
Dale Adelmann, conductor

Friday, June 7, 2024 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 is presented by the professional core of the Cathedral Choir & Schola and our magnificent organists.

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Cathedral Choir’s July 2024 England pilgrimage to sing daily services – for a week each – as choir-in-residence at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, and York Minster. Ticket info coming soon.

Atlanta Summer Organ Festival Recital

Bálint Karosi

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Bálint Karosi has been Cantor and Director of Music at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City since 2015. After winning the 2008 Bach Prize in Leipzig, Bálint has been in demand as a recitalist and clinician worldwide and widely known and respected for his interpretation of Bach’s music and his Baroque-inspired improvisations. His recording portfolio of albums on the Hungaroton label includes his original orchestral works and thirteen albums of the complete works for organ by J. S. Bach. Bálint was appointed to the faculty of the Organ Department at the University of Michigan, where he will teach organ literature, church music, and improvisation starting August 2023. He is celebrated for his great skill in organ improvisation, and is a prolific, award-winning composer across instrumental and vocal mediums. Bálint studied at the Liszt Academy in his native Budapest, Hungary, the Conservatoire Supérieur in Geneva, Switzerland, and at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio. He earned his DMA in composition at the Yale School of Music in 2017.

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:

Coronation

Works of G.F. Handel & J.S. Bach

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra with the Cathedral Choir & Cathedral Schola
Julie Andrijeski & Dale Adelmann, conductors
Caroline Robinson, portativ organ

 

Handel & Bach by Atlanta Baroque Orchestra

and Cathedral of St. Philip Choir

The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra kicks off its 25th anniversary season in partnership with the Choir & Schola of the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, to present Handel’s magnificent Coronation anthems Zadok the Priest and The King Shall Rejoice, plus his Overture to EstherThe Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Organ Concerto (Opus 4 No. 2 in B flat), and J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D.  

G.F. Handel’s exhilarating Zadok the Priest opens the program. Composed for King George II and his consort Queen Caroline in 1727, this immensely popular anthem has been performed at every subsequent English monarch’s coronation, including that of the newly crowned King Charles III. 

The program features many of Handel’s most beloved orchestral works. Caroline Robinson, the Cathedral’s superb organist and an international recitalist in her own right, will be featured in Handel’s Organ Concerto Op. 4 No. 2 in B-flat Major. Bach’s Orchestra Suite No. 3 will enthrall audiences with its rich instrumentation, including the rare appearance of three baroque trumpets and timpani. This blockbuster concert is not to be missed!

Friday, October 13, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cathedral of St. Philip

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Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Decatur GA

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Handel, Zadok the Priest
Handel, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel, Organ Concerto Opus 4, No. 2 in B flat
Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major
Handel, Overture to Esther
Handel, The King Shall Rejoice

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip, the Cathedral’s Moore-Wilkerson Concert Endowment, and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.

Maurice Duruflé, Requiem

A Choral Requiem Eucharist

Cathedral Choir with orchestra
Caroline Robinson & Jack Mitchener, organ
Dale Adelmann, conductor

Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

All worship services at the Cathedral of St. Philip are admission free, and all are welcome. Today’s orchestra is a gift to the community by Friends of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip.

Royall Consorts

17th-century English chamber ensemble

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra

Friday, November 17, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta GA

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Athens GA

Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Savannah GA (Bach Ascending Series)

Repertoire will include William Lawes’ “Royall” and “Harp” Consorts.

Presented by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. Tickets and more information at atlantabaroque.org or email info@atlantabaroque.org.

An Advent Procession with Lessons & Carols

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

Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

The Great O Antiphons
Richard Marlow, Matin Responsory
“Lo, he comes with clouds descending” Helmsley
Frank Ferko, Adam lay ybounden
“Redeemer of the nations, come” Veni Redemptor gentium
Cristobal de Morales, Veni Domine
“Come, thou Redeemer of the earth” Puer nobis
Jan Sandström, Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming
“Isaiah the prophet has written of old” Samanthra
“The great forerunner of the morn” The Truth from above
arr.
Craig Phillips, Gabriel’s Message
arr.
Henry Walford Davies, The Holly & the Ivy
“Ye who claim the faith of Jesus” Julion
Eriks Ešenvalds, Magnificat (Merton College Service)
Paul Mealor, Ave Maria
“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, organ
Dale Adelmann, conductor

Friday, December 8, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of magnificent music and world-class musicianship as the members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's world-renowned brass and percussion sections return to the Cathedral of St. Philip to present their sixth annual holiday concert! The program will feature traditional holiday carols and beloved standards from the symphonic orchestra repertoire in some of the finest arrangements for brass ensemble and percussion. This concert has fast become one of Atlanta's most beloved new holiday traditions, so treat yourself and those you love to a breathtakingly spectacular night of music in the sumptuous acoustical grandeur of the Cathedral of St. Philip. This is a holiday concert not to be missed!

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music with assistance from the Atlanta Brass Society, Inc. 

Student, Senior, and General Admission tickets are offered at a $5 discount when purchased prior to the day of the concert.

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A Christmas Festival of Lessons & Carols

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

Sunday, December 17, 2023 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
Peter Warlock, Adam lay ybounden
Robert Pearsall, In dulci jubilo
“Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming” Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Kerensa Briggs, A tender shoot
“Comfort, comfort ye my people” Psalm 42
Carl Rütti, I wonder as I wander
Fredrik Sixten, There is no rose of such vertu
Cecilia McDowall, Gaude et laetare
“On this day earth shall ring” Personent hodie
arr. Paul Halley, What Child is this
arr. Gerre Hancock, Come, ye lofty
arr. Dale Adelmann, “Of the Father’s love begotten” Divinum mysterium
arr. Kenneth Leighton, O leave your sheep
arr. David Willcocks, “God rest you merry, gentlemen” God Rest You, Merry

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

VOCES8 - SOLD OUT

Draw on Sweet Night

Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

A place inhabited by the moon and stars, by solitude, dreams, fears and prayers, the night has given us centuries of exquisite poetry and music. This nocturnal program features a wide-ranging repertoire stretching from Venetian renaissance composer, Giovanni Croce, to the contemporary cross-genre American Pulitzer Prize winner, Caroline Shaw, and rising young English composer, Kerensa Briggs. The sacred portion of the program takes us from the end of day into night, praying for God’s protection during sleep and giving thanks for Christ the morning star. The concert will also include selections from VOCES8 arrangements of pop and jazz feature swing tunes, ballads, and even James Bond songs.

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music. 

Student, Senior, and General Admission tickets are offered at a $5 discount when purchased prior to the day of the concert.

Overflow parking with free shuttle service to the Cathedral is available across the street at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta.