Along with our Music Live at Lunch concerts, we are pleased to present a variety of additional concerts throughout the program year.
In Response to COVID-19
All programming is subject to change due to pandemic-related restrictions. Whenever possible, we will offer concerts via live stream if in-person gatherings are not advised. Please check the calendar at the bottom of the home page for the latest updates throughout the season.
2020-21 CONCERT SCHEDULE
Michael Unger Organ Recital | Sunday, September 20, 4:00 PM
Organist Michael Unger performs a program of music by Pachelbel, Cirri, and Handel on C.B. Fisk Opus 148 in Centennial Chapel. Limited in-person seating (pre-registration required). No admission charge. The recital will also be live streamed.
Songs for All Hallows’ Eve | October 23, 7:00 PM
Slavic Voices presents a program of beloved music for voice and piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky, including Pictures at an Exhibition, Songs and Dances of Death, and Song of the Flea. Ben Flanders, voice; Michael Delfín, piano. No admission charge. The recital is to be live streamed only.
(Mostly) Messiah* | Sunday, December 6, 4:00 PM
Collegium Cincinnati performs the first part of Handel’s beloved Messiah reinterpreted for these unique times. Chamber settings, alternative arias, and choral selections are interspersed with the familiar texts and sounds of Handel. The recital is to be live streamed only. More information.
Lessons & Carols Recording Project | December
Local singer-songwriters offer readings and Christmas carols in a variety of styles. Listen anytime.
Stella O’Neill Pre-Service Organ Recital | Sunday, January 10, 4:30 PM
Stella O’Neill, this year’s cathedral organ scholar, presents a recital on the newly installed Richards, Fowkes & Co. cathedral organ. The recital precedes An Epiphany Procession service, which begins at 5:00 PM.
Jonathan Moyer Organ Recital | Sunday, February 14, 4:00 PM
Haec si contingunt Terris, quae gaudia Caelo? These words from Girolamo Diruta’s seminal treatise Il Transilvano of 1593 aptly describe the dazzling sonority of Christ Church Cathedral’s remarkable chapel organ by C.B. Fisk. “If on earth one enjoys such sweet harmony afforded human ears by so much artifice, what joy and delight ought there to be in heaven over the angelic choirs and blessed spirits.” This program brings together contrasting repertoire from across centuries, traditions, and geographies, representing both the terrestrial and celestial experience through intimate expressions of prayer, exultant hymns of praise, lively dances, and works of contrapuntal ingenuity. This event is live streamed only.
Modest Mussorgsky: A Biography in Song | Sunday, February 26, 7:00 PM
Presented by Slavic Voices, featuring Ben Flanders, baritone; Lauren McAllister, mezzo soprano; Michael Delfìn, piano
This short concert features Mussorgsky’s two great mature song cycles, The Nursery and Sunless, and spans the whole of his creative output, from youth up to his early death from alcohol poisoning at the age of 42. Tune in 6:40 PM for a pre-concert chat about addiction and substance abuse with the directors of the Serenity Recovery Network. This event is live streamed only.
Mozart’s Mass in C Minor | Sunday, February 28, 4:00 PM
Joe Miller, head of Choral Studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), leads the combined forces of two of the schools’ premiere ensembles in the monumental Mass in C Minor, “The Great,” K. 427. Left incomplete at his death, as was the Requiem, K. 626, the Mass is considered to be at the pinnacle of masterpieces for chorus and orchestra. This event is live streamed only.
Shadows and Reflections: Tenebrae Interpretations*| Sunday, March 14, 4:00 PM
Collegium Cincinnati performs settings of Tenebre texts by Francois Couperin interspersed with instrumental meditations. More information. No admission charge.
David Bednall’s Stabat Mater | Sunday, March 28, 4:00 PM
The sopranos and altos of the Cathedral Choir sing this moving depiction of Mary’s anguish as she watches her son’s crucifixion. No admission charge.
SONUS Choral Concert* | Saturday, May 8, 4:00 PM
A cappella choir SONUS performs a program of music from centuries-old European works to beloved modern composers. More information. No admission charge.
Thom Miles Organ Recital | Sunday, May 9, 4:00 PM
Thom Miles performs music from seventeenth-century Italy, works by Johann Pachelbel and Dieterich Buxtehunde, and preludes and fugues from J.S. Back’s Well-Tempered Clavier on C.B. Fisk Opus 148 in Centennial Chapel. No admission charge.
* Made possible by contributions to the Friends of Music Fund.