The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Concerts

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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, 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 info@atlantabaroque.org.

 

Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

VOCES8

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!

More information about the program, Advance tickets and Patron tickets will be available online at www.cathedralATL.org/concerts and from the Cathedral Book Store at (404) 237-7582.

 

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!

Advance tickets and Patron tickets are available online at www.cathedralATL.org/concerts and from the Cathedral Book Store at (404) 237-7582.

 

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 info@atlantabaroque.org.

 

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.

More information about the program, Advance tickets and Patron tickets will be available online at www.cathedralATL.org/concerts and from the Cathedral Book Store at (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.

 

 

 

 


Earlier this season:

 

Friday, September 29, 2017
7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip

Saturday, September 30, 2017
4 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell, Georgia

20 Celebrate 20
Atlanta Baroque Orchestra (Julie Andrijeski, artistic director & concertmaster)

Presented by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and Friends of Cathedral Music

Patron tickets: $150 in advance (includes 2 tickets & unreserved seats in the preferred seating section of the Cathedral nave, held until 10 minutes prior to the concert)

General Admission: $25 in advance / $30 day of concert | Seniors: $20 in advance / $25 day of concert
Students: $10 in advance / $15 day of concert

20 musicians gather to celebrate 20 years of great music by the ABO, with selections chosen by you, our audience! Program includes Handel’s Water Music and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. III, among other audience and musician favorites featuring an impressive array of wind instruments—baroque piccolo/flute, oboes, natural horns, trumpets, and bassoon.

Advance tickets and Patron tickets are available online at atlantabaroque.org and from the Cathedral Book Store at 404-237-7582. For more information, call 404-422-0515 or email info@atlantabaroque.org.

 


Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Brass Concert
The Atlanta Symphony Brass

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music

For more than a quarter century, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s brass section has been venerated as one of the finest in the world. 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 audition before 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.

In this new venture this year, the Atlanta Symphony Brass will perform some of the best arrangements of holiday and symphonic music written specifically for brass ensemble and percussion. It will be an evening of delightful music and great brass playing, not to be missed!

PROGRAM
O come, all ye faithful (Adeste fideles)
15th-century English, Coventry Carol
Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, “March” & “Trepak” from The Nutcracker
G.F. Handel, “For Unto Us” from Messiah
Leroy Anderson, Sleigh Ride
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella (organ solo)
Engelbert Humperdinck, “Evening Prayer” from Hansel and Gretel
Traditional French, Fantasy de Noël
Richard Strauss, Also Sprach Zarathustra (Sunrise)
Giovanni Gabrieli, Canzon Duodecimi Toni & In Ecclesiis 7
Anton Bruckner, Ecce sacerdos
Morten Lauridsen, O magnum mysterium
Raymond Premru, Felicity
George Frideric Handel, Sarabande
G.F. Handel, Bourée
Richard Strauss, Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare
G.F. Handel, Joy to the World


 

Friday, February 23, 2018
7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta

6:30 p.m. Pre-Concert Lecture by
Dr. Kenneth Miller, Assistant Professor of Church Music at the School of Theology, University of the South at Sewanee

Saturday, February 24, 2018
4 p.m. at Roswell Presbyterian Church, Roswell, Georgia

Johannes Sebastian Bach St. John Passion
Atlanta Baroque Orchestra (Julie Andrijeski, artistic director and concertmaster)
Cathedral Schola and Cathedral Choir (Dale Adelmann, conductor)

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra

One of the greatest monuments of Western music, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Johannes-Passion will be brought to vivid life using period instruments and historically informed performance practices. Certain to be one of the great events of the Atlanta music scene this season, you will not want to miss this experience with the ABO, Cathedral Choir & Schola, and a world-class cast of soloists!

Click here to purchase tickets for the performance at the Cathedral of St. Philip.

Click here to purchase tickets for the performance at Roswell Presbyterian Church.

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

The Choir Boys of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England
Andrew Carwood, conductor
Simon Johnson, organ

Presented by the Moore-Wilkerson Fund of the Cathedral of St. Philip, Friends of Cathedral Music, and the British Consulate-General Atlanta

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Join us for a delightful evening of musical gems for boys’ voices by Britten and Poulenc, to name but two of the great composers whose music will be presented on this concert. The Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, London, is one of the most renowned Choirs of Men & Boys in the world. Known worldwide from its many recordings and, throughout modern history, its participation in services on national occasions, most recently HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (2012) and the funeral of Baroness Thatcher (2013), the Choir’s main responsibility is to sing the daily choral services of St Paul’s Cathedral, for which it maintains one of the largest active choral repertoires of any choir, anywhere.

Program:
Felix Mendelssohn, Drei Motteten (Veni Domine, Laudate pueri, Surrexit pastor bonus)
Felix Mendelssohn, Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Op. 37, No. 1 (organ solo)
George Malcolm, Five Motets (Benedic anima mea, Custodi me, Domine exaudi, Eripe me, Desiderium animae)
Benjamin Britten, Missa brevis in D, Op. 63
Gabriel Fauré, Pie Jesu
Nadia Boulanger, Lux aeterna
Francis Poulenc, Litanies à la Vierge noire
Maurice Duruflé, Fugue sur le nom d’Alain (organ solo)
Hubert H. Parry, Long since in Egypt’s plenteous land
Ralph Vaughan Williams, The song of the tree of life
Mark Blatchly, For the fallen
arr. John Scott, How can I keep from singing
John Rutter, For the beauty of the earth

Friday, April 20, 2018
7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip

Saturday, April 21, 2018
4 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell, Georgia

Arcadia
Atlanta Baroque Orchestra (Julie Andrijeski, artistic director; Evan Few, guest director)

Presented by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and Friends of Cathedral Music

ABO’s Artistic Administrator and Violinist Evan Few takes the helm as Guest Director for our final concert of the season, celebrating the flourishing of musical arts in 17th- and 18th-century Rome with a program featuring selections from Arcangelo Corelli’s beloved Concerti Grossi and a variety of other gems from members of his circle.

Tickets are available online at atlantabaroque.orgFor more information, call 404-422-0515 or email info@atlantabaroque.org


Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta Summer Organ Festival Recital
Robert Huw Morgan
Stanford University Organist

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

Robert Huw Morgan is the University Organist at Stanford University, a position he has held since 1999. A native of Wales, he received his BA and MA from Cambridge University and in 1989 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. In 1999, he was awarded two doctorates in music, one in organ performance and the other in orchestral conducting, from the University of Washington. His teachers have included Carole Terry, Nicolas Kynaston (repertoire) and Nigel Allcoat (improvisation). Dr. Morgan performs a wide range of repertoire, from the earliest sources to the present day. In 2005, he performed the complete organ works of Buxtehude and, during the academic year 2010-2011, the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach. In addition to his duties as University Organist, he also holds the positions of Lecturer in Music, Director of the Stanford University Singers, and Director of the Stanford Memorial Church Choir.

Program:
Henry Smart, Postlude in D
Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata No. 5 in C, BWV 529)
Louis Vierne, Clair de Lune, Op. 53
Franz Liszt, Fantasie und Fuge über den Choral Ad nos, ad salutarem undam, S.259

Suggested donation $15 at the door.