Choristers Selling Homemade Salsa
What’s the number one best thing for your 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship party? Chips and salsa, of course! The Cathedral Choristers will be selling homemade salsa on Sunday morning, January 7, in preparation for the National Championship on January 8.
Christmas Lessons and Carols 2017
The Cathedral Schola will lead our annual Festival of Nine Christmas Lessons and Carols by Candlelight on Sunday, December 17 at 4 p.m. Biblical readings narrating the prophecy and birth of Jesus are illuminated by congregational carols and choral music of the Christmas season.
Advent Lessons & Carols 2017
Our service of Lessons and Carols is adapted from the famous carol service at King’s College, Cambridge, which has become popular worldwide since World War II through annual radio broadcasts on Christmas Eve. For our Advent service we include the ancient O Antiphons, one after each of the seven readings.
The Atlanta Symphony Brass Holiday Brass Concert
November 28, 7:30 p.m. – Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music
New Organ Installation Begins This Monday
The Thomas Ruben Jones Memorial Organ will be installed in Mikell Chapel beginning this Monday, September 18. All are invited to assist in unloading pipes from the moving truck on that morning. As workers are installing the organ until September 28, viewing areas will be set up so that all may also come observe.
Evensong Resumes This Week
Choral Evensong, sung Evening Prayer, is one of the jewels of the Anglican tradition. Having taken the summer respite and fresh off their pilgrimage to Durham and Salisbury Cathedrals in England, the Cathedral Schola resumes its regular 4 p.m. Sunday Evensongs next Sunday, September 10.
New Organ Installation Begins Next Monday
The Thomas Ruben Jones Memorial Organ will be installed in Mikell Chapel in the coming weeks, thanks to a gracious gift from Cathedral member Lowell Jacks. It will be the first pipe organ in the Cathedral’s oldest worship space! Built by Schoenstein & Co., the two manual and pedal organ will include nearly 1000 pipes, which will be housed primarily in the loft above the Mikell Chapel narthex. Pipes will also grace the wall directly behind and above the console.
Allegro Music Classes for Children
Using play, movement, singing, and instruments, Allegro and Musikgarten classes help younger children develop musical skills and knowledge as well as an appreciation for music. Brenda Pruitt teaches these classes for infants and children through age 8 with care and expert knowledge.
To Be A Pilgrim
David Hurd to Perform at Atlanta Summer Organ Festival
Free Concert: Gustav Mahler, Symphony No.2
A Meditation on the Passion of Christ
Join us for one of the most profound and beloved choral services of the year on Palm Sunday, April 9 at 4 p.m. 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.
Batman and the Soundtrack of Life
Visiting Choir from the University of the South on Sunday Morning
This Sunday, March 19, the University Choir from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, will sing for both the 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. Eucharists at the Cathedral, under the direction of their conductor, Dr. Geoffrey Harris Ward. We welcome this wonderful college choir to the Cathedral!
Visiting Choir for Choral Evensong
This Sunday, March 19, the Cathedral offers our weekly service of Choral Evensong, sung by the Choir of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Suwanee, Georgia. Conducted by their organist/choirmaster, Daniel Hahn, music for the service will include works by Farrant, Ebdon, Wood, and Howells. Come and worship with us and hear this wonderful visiting choir sing some great Lenten choral music!
Cathedral Choir England Pilgrimage Benefit Concert
Come support the Cathedral Choir on Friday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m. as they prepare to sing daily services as choir-in-residence at Salisbury Cathedral (July 24-30) and Durham Cathedral (July 31-August 6). The choir will present a sampling of the glorious music they will sing in England — including what is undoubtedly the first performance in the American Southeast of Herbert Howells' beautiful Sarum Service, written for Salisbury Cathedral. For tickets and more information, visit stphilipscathedral.org/concerts.
Advent Lessons & Carols 2016
Those who have attended this candlelight service in past years know what a perfect opportunity it is to step back from the hectic pace of the post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas season, and take a few moments to contemplate Advent’s real meaning.
Reception to Celebrate New Choir CD
Sunday, November 20 | 10:10 a.m. | Child Hall
St. Cecilia’s Day Celebrations Concert
Join a world-class cast of soloists, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and the Cathedral Schola for this rare opportunity, in one evening, to hear two of the most beloved works dedicated to St. Cecilia, patroness of music! Tickets are available at stphilipscathedral.org/concerts and from the Cathedral Book Store.
Choristers Selling Greenery
A Cathedral chorister tradition continues this year with the selling of fresh wreaths and centerpieces for the holidays. You can support the choristers while purchasing your greenery gifts online at vtwreaths.com. The group code is choir (all lower case). We are selling three sizes of wreaths with multiple bow options, centerpieces, swags, and mailbox toppers. Prices range from $37 for a 28-inch swag to $43 for a 30-inch wreath, including shipping. For delivery the first two weeks of December, online orders must be submitted by November 15. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Kelly Cunningham, 404-948-1209.
Choral Requiem Eucharist for All Faithful Departed
On Sunday, November 6, at 4 p.m., the Cathedral will offer a Choral Requiem Eucharist during which we express the intercommunion of the living with those who have entered into the nearer presence of God, and we remember by name those members and friends of the Cathedral parish who have died in the faith of Christ within the past year. Written as a liturgical work (and sung this day by the Cathedral Choir with a small orchestra and organ), Maurice Duruflé’s setting of the ancient and image-rich Christian texts of the Requiem mass will be sung in its intended context of worship – a fully choral service of Holy Communion – using Duruflé’s original, most intimate orchestration. All are welcome. For those who cannot attend, this service will also be streamed online at stphilipscathedral.org/stream.
St. Thomas Concert Cancelled
The choir of St. Thomas Church is one of the finest choirs in North America and is under the direction of their brand new conductor Daniel Hyde. Tickets are available at stphilipscathedral.org/concerts or at the Cathedral Book Store.
Atlanta Baroque Orchestra Concert
Friends of Cathedral Music is delighted to welcome the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra (ABO) as artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. Philip for the next year. ABO opens its season on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. with a concert featuring music of the Leipzig Collegium Musicum in the Cathedral. Under the directorship of a youthful G.P. Telemann, the weekly concerts of the Leipzig Collegium Musicum, which were performed in gardens and coffee houses, presented a platform for Telemann’s newly composed works along with those of his students and peers. ABO's performance includes works of Telemann and his colleagues, including J.S. Bach’s famous Concerto for Two Violins. To purchase tickets, contact ABO at 404-422-0515 or visit atlantabaroque.org.
Sunday Afternoon Recitals Resume
This Sunday, our 3:15 Sunday Afternoon Recital Series resumes with a performance by our own Assistant Organist-Choirmaster, Dr. Patrick A. Scott joined by trumpeter Mike Myers.