The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Friends of Cathedral Music

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The mission of Friends of Cathedral Music is “to enrich the life of the Cathedral of St Philip and the broader Atlanta community through the promotion of music to the glory of God.” It does this by sponsoring concerts by nationally and internationally renowned ensembles and solo artists in our beautiful sacred space, and by facilitating and helping to underwrite expenses related to the Cathedral choirs’ presentation of sacred choral masterworks which exceed the normal bounds of the Cathedral’s rich liturgical life. Occasionally Friends of Cathedral Music also commissions new musical settings of liturgical texts, thus enriching the sacred music repertoire available to the church at large, and contributing to the ongoing legacy of the Cathedral in Atlanta and the world we seek to serve.

We look forward to the sixth season of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra as artists-in-residence. Since its inception in 1998, the ensemble has brought fresh, imaginative performances of instrumental works, sacred vocal and choral music, and opera to audiences throughout the Atlanta area and across the Southeast. The musicians of the ABO are skilled in the art of playing on historical instruments, employing specialized techniques and period rhetoric, and a palette of expressive instrumental colors to breathe new life into old music.

Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip is able to exist at all because of the generous pledges made by members and friends of the Cathedral to its annual operating budget. We invite you to consider supporting Friends of Cathedral Music above and beyond your pledge. Annual membership in Friends of Cathedral Music is open to all by donation. Friends of Cathedral Music donors are acknowledged in the printed programs of events sponsored by the Friends, and receive an invitation to a special donor reception.

We are delighted to announce that donors at the Saint, Seraphim, and Archangel levels will receive Patron tickets with preferred seating to select concerts, according to the category of patronage.

Individual Donor levels are:

Saint: $1,000 and above
Seraphim: $750-999
Archangel: $500–749
Angel: $250–499
Guarantor: $100–249
Patron: $50–99

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Members of Friends of Cathedral Music who wish to supplement their financial contribution with donations of time and talent are welcome to join in providing hospitality to visiting artists and audiences, or to participate in audience development with the object of transcending boundaries of demographics and faith.


Friends of Cathedral Music Board 2022-23

David Fishburn, President
Mary Mercer, Vice President
Joan Gilbert, Treasurer
Dale Adelmann, Canon for Music
Timothy Gunter, Secretary & Coordinator for Music
Jack Mitchener, Organist & Artist in Residence
Caroline Robinson, Organist & Associate Choirmaster 

Newell Baker
Ian Bond
Julie Bond
Herb Buffington
Rod Bunn
Faith Burke
Joe Burton
Susan Carlisle
Elizabeth Chenault
Mary Caroline Cravens
Marion Hopkins
Del King
Penelope Malone
Laurin McSwain
Barbara Day Miller
Kimberly Nogi
Dianne Otwell
Melody Palmore
Ted Park
Stephen Parker
Sally Hogsette Patton
Mary Perrin
George Watson
Buddy Weston
Susan L. White
Dr. W. Hamilton Williams III