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
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.
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 ensemble has done more than any other group to establish sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music. It is a privilege to once again present them at St. George’s.
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.
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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