Concerts & Services

2016-17 In Excelsis Season

Unless otherwise noted, all events are at St. George's Episcopal Church. All services and musical concerts are free and open to the public — no ticket required.

 

Piano Duo Recital

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2:30 pm

Anthony Pattin & Cynthia MacCrae

Repertoire features works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Copland, and Infante. Includes “preview” of J.S. Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze to be offered during the 8:45 am and 11:15 am worship services.

 

An UnEvensong Recital

Friday, October 21, 2016, 7:00 pm

James Martin, Baritone

Eclectic and “kid-friendly” offering of vocal music featuring works by Brahms, Arlen, Ravel, and Duke Ellington, among others.

 

All Saints’ Memorial Concert

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 6:00 pm

St. George’s Choir and Orchestra

DuruflĂ©’s Requiem

Parishioners will be invited to contribute memorial donations toward the performance of this iconic work.

 

An Advent Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 6:00 pm

St. George’s Choir

Readings telling the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the anticipated birth of Jesus are interspersed with carols, choral anthems, and congregational hymns as a preparation for Christmas.

 

Mozart Birthday Concert

Friday, January 13, 2017, 12:00 pm

Roger Weismeyer and friends, including members of the Nashville Symphony

This marks the 15th anniversary of Roger Weismeyer’s Mozart celebration.

 

Hymn Festival

Blow Ye the Trumpet in Zion: A Selection of Hymns for the Church Year

Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:30 pm

All are cordially invited to attend this festival and make a joyful noise by singing some of your favorite hymns for the church year.

The exuberance of singing hymns alongside enthusiastic musicians and non-musicians alike, accompanied by the majestic Casavant organ and a splendid brass ensemble, all in the glorious acoustics of St. George’s Episcopal Church, is an experience not to be missed.  As group singing is increasingly rare in our time, don't miss the joy, fun and transcendence this occasion promises for all involved. 

This event is co-sponsored by Nashville Chapter of American Guild of Organist, and In Excelsis Concert Series of St. George’s Episcopal Church.

Directed by Richard Webster—Director of Music at Trinity Church Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts

Led by choirs from St. George's, Christ Church Cathedral, and West End United Methodist Church

Organist Gerry Senechal

Nashville Symphony Orchestra musicians

 

The Tallis Scholars

Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:00 pm

This world-renowned choir will present an exhilarating program rooted in the finest tradition of Anglican music. Please arrive early to make sure you have a seat, and bring your friends and family to enjoy the most refined choral singing.

 

 

Boyd Meets Girl Duo

April 28, 2017, 7:00 pm

Rupert Boyd, classical guitar and Laura Metcalf, cello

Boyd Meets Girl perform arrangements and original compositions from the Baroque through modern day, and have given performances throughout Australia and the United States. As of 5/11/16, Laura Metcalf holds the #7 recording on the Traditional Classical Billboard Chart.

 

Spring Concert

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 3:00 pm

St. George’s Choir

St. George’s Choir will offer a core classical work, plus assorted groups of anthems, and will likely program music to feature our Casavant organ and our Choristers.

 

The Service of Compline

Stemming from monastic practice, Compline is the last service of the day before bedtime. From the same root as the word “complete,” Compline in the strict sense marks the beginning of a time of silence—from the end of the service lasting until the morning.  This brief and beautiful service is set in a darkened church and sung by a small men's choir.  Please feel free to venture past the altar rail to the seats along the sides of the altar and the organ console, or wherever you feel most comfortable in the room. Remain as long as you wish after the service in this quiet space, departing in silence.

2016-17 Compline Dates

Wednesday, September 21 at 9:15pm

Wednesday, October 19 at 9:15pm

Wednesday, November 16 at 9:15pm

Wednesday, December 21 at 9:15pm

Sunday, January 15 at 5:00pm "Matinee Compline"

Wednesday, February 15 at 9:15pm

Wednesday, March 15 at 9:15pm

No Compline in April

Wednesday, May 17 at 9:15pm

 

The Service of Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong has been sung daily in the Anglican Church since the sixteenth century throughout the world. At Evensong, the Choir sings much of the music, which is of the highest quality and is intended to illuminate the biblical texts (Psalms, Canticles, responses, and other music) so that those in the pew may have a time of stillness—to meditate, pray, and be fully aware of the near-mystical beauty of this service. Please join with the Choir in singing the hymn(s), and at all other places indicated in the service. Following the closing organ voluntary, please leave in silence when you feel so led.

2016-17 Choral Evensong Dates

Sunday, September 11 at 5:00pm

Sunday, October 9 at 5:00pm

Sunday, February 12 at 5:00pm

Sunday, March 5 at All Saints Chapel, Sewanee (date subject to change, time TBA)

Sunday, April 2 at 5:00pm

Sunay, May 7 at 5:00pm

 

 

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