Arts Series

Christ Church Cathedral seeks to be a place where Nashvillians and visitors can deepen their faith and enjoy the expression of artistic talent in ways that honor God. The Cathedral’s Sacred Space for the City Arts Series offers a broad array of artistic programs that celebrate and nurture God’s gift of creativity.

Upcoming events in the 2016-2017 series include the following:

St. Martin’s Voices

September 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
The season kicks off with a special concert by St. Martin’s voices, a world-class vocal ensemble of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London.
$15; $5 student

Erik William Suter, Organ

October 16, 2016, 4 p.m.
Erik William Suter, concert organist and former organist at Washington National Cathedral, performs the complete works of Maurice Duruflé to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the composer’s death.
$15; $5 student

All Saints Solemn Choral Evensong

November 6, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
With an organ concert by Carolyn Craig, AGO prizewinner and student at the Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana.

Inversion Vocal Ensemble

November 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Inversion last performed at Christ Church in Marcus Hummon’s 2015 premiere of Frederick Douglass: The Making of an American Prophet. This exciting group returns to sing an eclectic program of classical, gospel, and Broadway music.
$15; $5 student

Annual Festival of Lesson and Carols

December 11, 2016, 4 p.m.
Sung by the Cathedral Choir and Senior Choristers, under the direction of Dr. Michael
Velting, Canon for Music. Michael Gebhart, Assistant organist and Choirmaster, organ.

Nashville Unlimited

December 13, 2016, 7 p.m.
At this beloved holiday event, an array of Nashville musicians and surprise guest artists lend their talents to benefit Room In The Inn.
$20 suggested donation

Voice Vibes

January 29, 2017,  4 p.m.
Kathleen Westfall, soprano, and James Westfall, vibraphone, present an uncommon program blending a variety of classical and jazz standards.
Sponsored by Frances Durham in memory of Hal Durham

Scott Dettra, Organ

February 12, 2017, 4 p.m.
Organist and Director of Music at Church of the incarnation in Dallas and former organist at Washington National Cathedral, Scott Dettra presents concerts described as “pure euphoria for the audience.”
Sponsored by Gene Russell

Lenten Solemn Choral Evensong

March 5, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
With an organ concert by WOOSUG KANG, Director of Music Ministries at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Nashville.

18th Annual Cathedral Chorister Festival Evensong

March 12, 2017, 4 p.m.
Young Choristers from around the Southeast sing Evensong under the direction of Frank W. Boles, Guest Director.

11th Annual BACHanalia

March 31, 2017, 4-10 p.m.
Bach aficionados look forward to this event each year, as Nashville’s most accomplished musicians and vocalists interpret works by the master in many creative ways.
Light refreshments and souvenirs will be on sale.

Icon Writing Workshop

April 24-28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Learn the spiritual discipline of icon writing in a small class setting led by Teresa Harrison. Beginners welcome.
Register soon, as class fills quickly. Lunch provided daily.
$495 includes materials.
Deposit of $100 due by Mar. 27, full payment by April 10

Sacred Music for Organ and Two Trumpets

April 30, 2017, 4 p.m.
The Cathedral’s own Joel Treybig, trumpet, joins fellow trumpeter Adam Hayes and organist Andrew Risinger for a stirring concert of sacred music.
$15; $5 student

Eastertide Solemn Choral Evensong

May 14, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
With an organ concert by Simon Thomas Jacobs.