Dedicated to bringing high-caliber offerings to St. George’s, the In Excelsis Concert Series provides diverse, unique, and sacred musical listening opportunities to our community.
All concerts and worship services are offered free of charge, no tickets required. Questions about our concert series? Contact Woosug Kang, Director of Music Ministries I 615-385-2150 x 254 or email@example.com.
Friday, September 8, 7:00pm
Dr. Damin Spritzer, Organ Concert
“Assured confidence and refined musicality.” —Classical Music Sentinel
We open our In Excelsis Series with the passionate and refined playing of renowned organist Dr. Damin Spritzer, performing on our new organ, Buzard Op. 48. Dr. Spritzer is Area Chair and Associate Professor of Organ at the University of Oklahoma, and she has performed with historic churches and instruments in Iceland, Germany, France, Brazil Italy, Israel, England, and Norway. She has been honored to contribute to regional and national convention performances and lectures for the American Guild of Organists in Austin, Kansas City, Denver, Dallas, Columbus, and Seattle. Dr. Spritzer will remain at St. George’s to accompany the St. George’s Choir and Choristers in Choral Evensong on Sunday, September 10.
Friday, October 6, 7:00pm
The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
“The nation’s premier Anglican choir of men and boys.” —The New Yorker
In Excelsis continues to bring the finest sacred choral music to Nashville, by welcoming one of the most prominent choirs in the nation, and their first visit under the direction of the Jeremy Filsell, Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. Considered by many to be the leading American ensemble in the Anglican choral tradition, the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys provides music for five choral services each week at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York City. The choir regularly appears in concert with period instrument ensembles in New York, and for the past three decades has also toured throughout the United States and Europe.
Sunday, November 5, 6:00pm
Requiem by Maurice Duruflé with St. George's Choir and Orchestra
Regarded as one of the most sublime settings of the requiem text, Duruflé’s Requiem will stir the souls of the listener with its powerful harmonic language rooted in ancient chant. St. George’s Choir and Orchestra will present this work with interwoven readings and prayers. We invite you to come and honor the saints who have gone before us through powerful music and text.
Sunday, December 3, 6:00pm
A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols
Prelude by Dr. Wilma Jensen at 5:30pm
A beloved annual tradition at St. George’s, the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols shares the joy and wonder of the promised Messiah through profound Scripture readings, Advent carols, and beautiful choral anthems. This festive service features all of our dedicated choirs: St. George’s Choir, the Choristers of St. George’s, and St. Dunstan’s Choir. Dr. Wilma Jensen, our Organist & Choirmaster Emerita, will offer a 30-minute prelude for this special occasion. This service is a well-attended favorite, so please arrive early.
Friday, January 26, 2024, 12:00pm
Mozart Birthday Concert with Roger Wiesmeyer and Friends
Celebrating one of the most remarkable composers in history, the Mozart Birthday Concert has become the annual delight here at St. George’s. Led and organized by Nashville-based musician Roger Wiesmeyer, we enjoy the delightful music of Mozart, celebrating his legacy as a composer. Each year, donations are collected for a deserving nonprofit organization.
Sunday, February 4, 2024, 6:00pm
Abraham Wallace, Organ Concert
Abraham Wallace is the recipient of the 2023-24 Gerre Hancock Internship through the Association of Anglican Musicians, a national organization that promotes the development and growth of high-quality Anglican music. Named after the acclaimed church musician Gerre Hancock from Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, this internship is awarded annually to an extraordinary young musician who demonstrates skill and passion for the music and worship of the Episcopal Church.
Sunday, April 28, 2024, 6:00pm
Hymn Festival with the Choir & Choristers of St. George's
Last year, the In Excelsis series began with a triumphant Hymn Festival as the opening program for our organ dedication series. We continue the celebration of our beautiful and thrilling Episcopal hymns as St. George’s Choir and Choristers lead the congregation in joyful singing.