2014 – 2015 Cathedral Concert Series

Contact:
Charles M. Kennedy, Associate Director of Music and Organist
205-226-3505
Kennedy@CathedralAdvent.com

All events listed below are free and open to the public, except for the Tallis Scholars event listed on April 21, 2015, which is a ticketed event.

 

Sunday, September 14, 2014 – 3:00 p.m.
Faythe Freese, organ
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Faythe Freese, Professor of Organ at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, is in high demand as a recitalist throughout the United States, Germany, Denmark, South Korea, and Singapore. She has also recorded five CDs to critical acclaim and remains one of the country’s top performers. Come hear one of the area’s finest organists perform on the 100-rank Grieb-Williams Organ of the Cathedral.

 

Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.
In Memoriam: A Concert in Memory of Richard Cameron Cole, Jr.
Requiem, Op. 48 – Gabriel Fauré
The Cathedral Choir and Orchestra
Frederick Teardo, conductor
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The period surrounding All Saints’ Day is often marked as a time for remembrance of those faithful who have gone before us to heavenly rest and eternal glory. The Cathedral Choir and Orchestra, under the direction of Advent’s Director of Music Frederick Teardo, will present musical works for remembrance featuring Gabriel Fauré’s renowned and beautiful Requiem. This very special performance will be given in loving memory of Richard Cameron Cole, Jr.

 

Sunday, February 1, 2015 – 3:00 p.m.
Charles Kennedy, organ
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Charles M. Kennedy, Associate Director of Music and Organist here at the Cathedral, will perform a varied program, including works of Howells, Bach, Sweelinck, Louis Couperin, Franck, and Decker.

 

Sunday, March 29, 2015 – 2:30 p.m. (Note time change)
Symphonie de la Passion, Op. 20 – Paul de Maleingreau
Frederick T. Teardo, organ
simon-cyrene-zChrist’s Passion has been depicted in numerous works of art, music, literature, and theatre. Symphonie de la Passion was written by Belgian organist Paul de Maleingreau in 1920 and published three years later. It is dedicated to the celebrated 15th Century Flemish painter Rogier Van der Weyden, whose art inspired Maleingreau. The Symphony contains four dramatic movements that vividly depict various scenes from the Passion of Christ and like many of Maleingreau’s compositions, draws heavily on Gregorian chant. The work is rarely performed, although it remains a noteworthy part of the programmatic organ repertory. Join us on Palm Sunday as Frederick Teardo performs Maleingreau’s immensely powerful Symphony.

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips, conductor
$25 Reserved Seating
$15 General Admission
$10 Student Tickets
TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON…
Tallis-Scholars-z“Here and throughout, the Tallis musicians sang impeccably, the recent works complementing a piece by the group’s namesake and five works by the Renaissance composer John Taverner, beginning with a gorgeous rendition of his Kyrie.”
- The New York Times 

“Conveying intensity through restraint is what the Tallis Scholars have been doing so wonderfully these past 40 years. At this concert, which marked both the 40th anniversary of the choir and the 400th anniversary of Gesualdo’s death, they absolutely excelled themselves. The rapt, unbelievably high soaring of the sopranos in Taverner’s Mass was uncanny. You could hardly believe it emanated from mortal throats.”
- The Telegraph, review of the Tallis Scholars’ performance at the 2013 BBC Proms

Here’s a short audio clip:

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In over 1750 concerts through a catalogue of award-winning recordings, The Tallis Scholars and their director Peter Phillips have done more than any other group to establish sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music. Reviewers have praised the supple clarity and tone of their vocal lines as the group has sought to bring Renaissance and modern repertoire to a wider audience in churches, cathedrals and venues on every continent on the planet except Antarctica. This performance will be the Tallis Scholars’ debut in Birmingham, AL, and is surely not to be missed. For more information on the group, visit TheTallisScholars.co.uk.

 

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
The Music of K. Lee Scott
The Cathedral Choir
Frederick Teardo, conductor
Charles Kennedy, organ
KLScott300Birmingham composer and Advent parishioner K. Lee Scott has emerged as one of America’s foremost composers of music for the church. His hymns are found in eight hymnals, and his 300 published compositions include anthems, hymns, works for solo voice, organ, brass, and major works. The Cathedral Choir will present an afternoon concert dedicated to the music of K. Lee Scott.