This season’s Cathedral Concert Series is in celebration of the Advent’s newly acquired harpsichord, the last instrument built by acclaimed American harpsichord maker William Hyman. Renowned harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon will play an inaugural recital on Friday, September 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nave to start our concert season.
The Advent Episcopal School Choral Ensemble will sing our Evensong service on Thursday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the Nave. Canon Schneider will preach and Katherine Jacob will officiate. Evensong, a sung version of the Evening Prayer service, is drawn almost entirely from the Bible. This service provides an evening of respite during the […]
If you enjoy the music at our worship services, we invite you to tune in to our new channel on Spotify! We have two playlists up for you: one featuring sacred music (compiled by Associate Director of Music and Organist Dr. Charles Kennedy) and another featuring music in the style of the 11:00 a.m. service […]
Make plans to come downtown on Sunday, November 25 and stop in Clingman Commons to check out two new albums from the Advent music ministry. A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols features The Cathedral Choir singing the story of the Advent season. Our Strivings Cease features hymns, psalms, and worship songs that capture the […]
We’re excited to announce Director of Music Fred Teardo recently joined Samford University as Instructor of Organ and University Organist. Fred will teach undergraduate organ students in private lessons, instruct courses on sacred music and service playing, and will serve as principal organist. Fred will continue his ministry work at the Advent. His unique dual […]
On Sunday, August 19, our additional worship service begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Refectory (concurrent with the service in the Nave). It features a band leading congregational singing, with our clergy preaching and leading the liturgy every week. The fruit of many years of prayerful discernment, this new service is another opportunity available in […]
I hear comments from time to time that traditional choral led Sunday gatherings is under threat. I believe they are right, but would disagree as to the primary reason. Most who speak with me say that it’s because of ‘praise bands’ and ‘contemporary worship’, and certainly that is a factor. (Let’s also not forget that […]
A Word from the Dean in the February 25, 2018, Adventurer On August 19, the Advent will launch a new morning service at 11:00 in the Refectory. As our vestry-endorsed vision process encouraged us to do, we are prayerfully moving forward to develop a service that is in keeping with the Advent’s identity, led by a […]