Atlanta Summer Organ Festival 2018
On Wednesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m., Stanford University organist Robert Huw Morgan will perform the Atlanta Summer Organ Festival recital at the Cathedral. A native of Wales, Morgan is a lecturer in music, director of the Stanford University Singers, and director of the Stanford Memorial Church Choir.
Staff Singer and Choir Volunteer Positions
The Cathedral invites auditions by singers interested in being considered for staff singer positions for the 2018-2019 program year in its Soprano, Tenor, and Bass-Baritone sections, as well as those in all voice parts who may be interested in volunteering in the Cathedral Choir. The Cathedral's 12 staff singers form the professional core of the Cathedral Choir (about 60 singers) as well as its chamber ensemble, the Cathedral Schola (about 35 voices), all of which sing in the style of the Anglican choral tradition.
Thank You, David Fishburn!
In gratitude for his decades of service to this parish, the Cathedral Chapter passed the following resolution naming David Fishburn as Organist Emeritus in his retirement.
Farewell Receptions for Wallace Marsh and David Fishburn
Farewell Receptions Sunday, May 20 in celebration of the ministry of Canon Wallace Marsh 10 a.m. ~ Child Hall
in celebration of the ministry of David Fishburn 5:30 p.m. ~ Child Hall Following an organ recital
by Bruce Neswick (3:15 p.m.) and Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir (4 p.m.)
Former Cathedral Canon to Perform Sunday
This Sunday, May 20, the Cathedral welcomes organist and former Canon for Music Bruce Neswick as our afternoon recitalist at 3:15 p.m. Currently service as Canon for Music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, Bruce will perform works by Bach, Howells, and Larry King. We are thrilled to have Bruce back again and encourage everyone to take this opportunity to hear once more one of the leading organists of his generation.
Welcome, Jack Mitchener!
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Jack Mitchener has agreed to join the Cathedral music staff in the part-time post that David Fishburn has so magnificently filled since 1986, upon David’s retirement later this summer.
The Choir Boys of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England
The Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, London, is one of the most renowned Choirs of Men & Boys in the world. 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 Cathedral Choir & Schola and Atlanta Baroque Orchestra Perform Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion
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.