Upcoming Concerts & Events
Sunday, November 2, 3:30pm
Organ Concert: 3:30pm
Jason Overall, St. James Episcopal Church, Knoxville, TN
Choral Evensong: 4:00pm
Under the direction of Dr. Michael Velting, Canon for Music; Jon Johnson, Associate Organist and Choirmaster, organ.
Monday, November 17, 7:30pm
“The trumpet shall sound” on Monday, November 17, when brass ensembles from the Blair School, Belmont, and MTSU come together for a special evening of stirring music. Three quintets comprising faculty members from the universities are being billed as “Tri-Star Brass” for this unique program.
The Blair Brass Quintet, founded in 1995, has performed throughout the Southeast and is very involved in exposing young people to their music through school concerts. Their repertoire ranges from traditional to contemporary. The members of the ensemble include Allan Cox, trumpet; Pat Kunkee, trumpet; Leslie Norton, horn; Jeremy Wilson, trombone; and Gilbert Long, tuba.
The focus of the Belmont Brass Quintet is on literature originally composed for brass quintet. In addition to performing regular recitals at Belmont, the group performs often as guest artists at off-campus venues, as well as CBDNA, NBA, and TMEA conferences. Members include Joel Treybig, trumpet; Pat Kunkee, trumpet, Radu Rusu, horn; Jeff Phillips, trombone; and Chris Vivio, tuba.
MTSU’s brass quintet comprises Michael Arndt, trumpet; David Amlung, trumpet; Angela DeBoer, horn; David Loucky, trombone; and Ben Miles, tuba. The ensemble presents several concerts each year.
Tickets for this concert are $15 for adults; $5 for students. Click HERE
On Tuesday, December 9, the Cathedral will open its doors to the Nashville community for Nashville Unlimited, the popular annual holiday benefit for Room In The Inn. Christ Church parishioner Dave Pomeroy always assembles a topnotch group of musicians and surprise guests for a rollicking evening of music and fun. The event is free, with a $20 suggested donation at the door.
International concert organist Lynne Davis will perform at the Cathedral on February 1, 2015. Designated a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Ms. Davis lived for some 30 years
in France. She and her late husband, Pierre Firmin-Didot, were instrumental in organizing the famous 1992 exhibition and recording of Les Orgues de Paris (The Organs of Paris).
Ms. Davis’ career was launched when she took first prize at the prestigious St. Albans International Organ Competition in England. Since then she has been a featured performer at two American Guild of Organist national conventions and a member of international organ competition juries. An authority in the French organ repertoire, she is in demand as a concert organist in Europe and North America, and gives master classes and lectures about French organ literature and its history. Ms. Davis holds France’s Certificat d’Aptitude de Professeur d’Orgue and has taught at the Conservatory of Music in Clamart near Paris and at the French National Regional Conservatory in Caen. In the fall of 2006, she was appointed associate professor of organ at the School of Music of Wichita State University, where she holds the Ann & Dennis Ross Endowed Faculty of Distinction chair.
The concert is jointly presented by Christ Church Cathedral and the Nashville chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Click HERE
February 23-27, 8:30am-4:30pm
Teresa Harrison will reprise her popular icon-writing workshop, which draws a dedicated group every year. Beginners are welcome and artistic ability is not a prerequisite, as icon writing is less a creative process and more an attempt to reveal a spiritual reality. Since the process is more akin to carefully constructing a poem, it is called icon "writing" instead of "painting". Icon writing is in essence a collaborative effort between God, the saint whose icon is being written, and the iconographer, with the iconographer consciously working to be the conduit or tool. A workshop participant once called it "an extended meditation offering a place of respite from all the demands of life."
The$495 workshop fee includes materials and lunch every day. A deposit of $100 is due by February 2, and full payment by February 16, 2014. Click HERE to register.