In Excelsis Concert Series

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.

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2022-23 Concert Series

All concerts and services are offered free of charge, no tickets required. 

Buzard Opus 48 Exhibit 

in the Bradford Gallery 

July 2022

The In Excelsis Series has partnered with the Bradford Gallery to demonstrate how both musical and visual arts inspire and promote the beauty of our faith. Opening the same month as the beginning of the installation of Buzard Op. 48, this exhibit will satisfy curious minds about the intricate process of building a new organ, as well as provide a look into the rich history of church organs throughout the centuries. Watch last season's recorded Organ and Acoustics Workshop here.

All Saints Concert

Friday, November 4, at 7:00pm

St. George's Choir offfers the poignant a capella setting of Requiem by Herbert Howells to remember and honor those we have lost. This performance features scripture readings and other choral works, including They are at rest by Edward Elgar and Faire is the heaven by William Harris.

A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 4, at 6:00pm

One of the major annual events at St. George's, this beloved service highlights all generations of our church family coming together and making joyful music. This service is a well-attended favorite, so please arrive early. View last year's recorded service here.

Mozart Birthday Concert

with Roger Wiesmeyer

Friday, January 20, at 12:00pm

In Excelsis is proud to present an annual Mozart Birthday Concert in partnership with Roger Wiesmeyer and other Nashville-based musicians. This unique program also serves as an outreach opportunity, as all donated proceeds go to support a derving nonprofit program in Nashville. 

Dedicatory Hymn Festival

featuring Robert McCormick, Dr. Jeremy Begbie, and St. George's Choir

Friday, January 27, at 7:30pm

Join us for a hymn festival led by Robert McCormick, the organist and choirmaster of St. Mark's Episcopal CHurch in Philadelphia, and guest speaker Dr. Jeremy Begbie, the Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and McDonald Agape Director of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke University. This event is co-sponsored by the Nashville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

Dedicatory Organ Recital

featuring Dr. James O'Donnell

Friday, February 17, at 7:00pm

The first organ recital in our organ dedication series will feature James O'Donnell, who served as Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey for the last 23 years. Coming to St. George's from his new appointment at Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, O'Donnell is a renowned organist and conductor who has performed all over the world in the most prestigious venues and was described by The Irish Times as "a master of his craft."

Dedicatory Organ Recital

featuring Dr. Woosug Kang

Sunday, March 5, at 6:00pm

Dr. Woosug Kang will present a solo organ recital showcasing the variety and depth of Buzard Opus 48. Kang came to St. George's in 2016 to serve as the Director of Music Ministries, and he has been recognized for developing and growing the music ministry ever since. All donated proceeds from this concert will benefit the Choristers of St. George's in their residency at Canterbury Cathedral, UK, in July 2023.

St. John's Chapel Choir

from St. John's College, Cambridge, UK

directed by Andrew Nethsingha

Saturday, March 25, at 7:00pm

This season, the In Excelsis Series is excited to welcome St. John's Chapel Choir, led by internationally-renowned choral conductor Andrew Nethsingha. This choir is known to millions of listeners across the globe through its impressive catalogue of over 100 recordings. Jeremy Pound of BBC Music Magazine writes, "Listening in, the individual vocal strength of various singers, particularly in the back rows, came as no surprise - John's have long been a powerful crew - nor did Nethsingha's skill in blending them so immaculately."

Dedicatory Organ Recital

featuring Gerry Senechal

Sunday, April 30, at 6:00pm

Mr. Gerry Senechal has served as Associate Director of Music Ministries and Organist since the mid-2000s, and he has been an integral part of growth and evelopemnt of St. George's music ministry. A highly-regarded ligurgical organist and composer, many of his works, including hymns, descants, reharmonizations, anthems, and Psalms settings are frequently sung. All donated proceeds from this concert will benefit the Choristers of St. George's in their residency at Canterbury Cathedral, UK, in July 2023.

Dedicatory Concert

featuring the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday, May 9, at 7:30pm

The final dedicatory performance features the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Christopher Norton. The NPO is one of the most visible and vibrant parts of outreach activities here at St. George's. The repertoire includes the thrilling Symphony No. 3 "Organ Symphony" by Saint-Saëns with Gerry Senechal and the Nashville premiere of New Zealand composer John Well's Organ Concerto in D major with Dr. Woosug Kang, who performed this work's U.S. premiere in 2015 as featured on the American Public Media program PipeDreams.

Compline

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, May 18, at 9:15pm

2022-2023 Season

Wednesdays at 9:15pm: September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21, February 15, March 15, May 17

*January 15 (Special Sunday Compline at 5:00pm)

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. Remain as long as you wish after the service in this quiet space, departing in silence.

Evensong

Upcoming Dates

Sundays at 5:00pm: September 11, October 9, March 12, May 21

*February 19 (Festival Evensong led by James O'Donnell)

Choral Evensong has been sung daily in the Anglican Church since the 16th century throughout the world. At Evensong, choral music and chant illuminates biblical texts to allow a time of stillness, meditation, and prayer. During the 2022-2023 Season, our choir will present musical works that will be offered during our upcoming residency in July 2023 at Canterbury Cathedral, UK, the home of our Anglican heritage.

Questions? Contact Woosug Kang, Director of Music Ministries I 615-385-2150 x 254 or woosug.kang@stgeorgesnashville.org.