Upcoming Concerts & Events

  • Lynne Davis, Organ

    Sunday, February 1, 4pm

    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 for tickets.
  • Lenten Choral Evensong & Organ Concert

    Sunday, February 22, 3:30pm

    Organ Concert: 3:30pm

    Elizabeth Smith, organist

    Choral Evensong: 4:00pm

    Under the direction of Dr. Michael Velting, Canon for Music; Jon Johnson, Associate Organist and Choirmaster, organ.


  • Icon Writing Workshop

    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. Click HERE to register.

  • Watercolor Workshop

    March 2-6, 2015

    Artist Susie Ries will lead a Watercolor Workshop the week of March 2-6. Sessions will be from 9:00 to 2:00 each day. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. Cost is $200, and includes lunch. 

    Register by email to Susie Ries. Click HERE to confirm your place via Paypal.

  • Chorister Festival Evensong

    Sunday, March 8, 4pm

    The Cathedral's 16th annual Chorister Festival will take place at the Cathedral on the weekend of March 7 and 8. Canon Michael Velting and the Cathedral's Senior Choristers will host a group of Choristers from throughout the southeast. This year as our Guest Director we welcome Michael McCarthy, Canon for Music at Washington National Cathedral. 

    Choristers will arrive in time to spend the whole day on Saturday rehearsing, having recreation and social time, and being prepared for singing the 11am Eucharist at the Cathedral and the Festival Evensong that will take place on Sunday afternoon, March 8.

    The Festival Evensong is open to the public and you are invited to join us. There will be a reception following Evensong that is also open to everyone who has come to worship. Childcare will be available upon request by March 1 to Amy Greenman.

  • BACHanalia

    Friday, March 27, 5-11pm

    A popular annual event, now in its ninth year! Come and enjoy this gift to the city from an array of Nashville's most accomplished musicians, who interpret works by the master in traditional and innovative ways. Food and festival tee shirts on sale. 

    Drop in for a few minutes or a few hours. Once again delicious food and festival tee shirts will be available for a nominal cost. Music and video is piped in to the dining area so listeners will not have to miss a minute of music while enjoying some refreshments.

    Recognized in 2010 by the Nashville Scene's Best of Nashville as "Best Baroque Birthday Celebration," the annual BACHanalia is presented by the Sacred Space for the City Arts Series through the generous sponsorship of Lois Fyfe Music, the Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music, The Harp School, Seale Keyworks, and numerous private individuals.


  • Organ Concert: 3:30pm

    Organ concert by Mark Pacoe, Director of Music at St. Malachy's - The Actor's Chapel, New York City

    Choral Evensong: 4:00pm

    Under the direction of Dr. Michael Velting, Canon for Music; Jon Johnson, Associate Organist and Choirmaster, organ.

  • World Premier

    Grammy-winning composer Marcus Hummon premiers his thought-provoking portrayal of African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

    Tickets: $15 adult; $5 student
    Click HERE for tickets.