Concerts

Kory Caudill & Wordsmith
Earl Rivers
Kola Owolabi
Nathan Laube
Echoing Air

Concerts

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
We continue to be heartened at the dropping rates of COVID infections in our area and beyond. What this means for our community is that while we strongly encourage all people to wear a mask while at the cathedral, it is no longer a requirement for those who are fully vaccinated at this time.

 

2021-22 CONCERT SCHEDULE

The Baroque Spirit | Sunday, September 19, 3:00 PM
Anne and Michael Delfín present a recital that captures the Baroque sound world of chamber music and improvisation. The program, performed on flute, piccolo, harpsichord, piano, and organ, includes music by J. S. Bach, Telemann, and Hotteterre, as well as transcriptions by Busoni and the performers’ own transcription of a Vivaldi concerto. No admission charge.

Concert for Human Family | Sunday, September 26, 5:30 PM
The Concert for the Human Family is an inspiring collaboration between award-winning musicians and church leaders who believe in the power of music and storytelling to foster Beloved Community. Experience genre-bending original music that bridges jazz, hip-hop, and bluegrass, performed by a multicultural team led by Nashville pianist and composer Kory Caudill. The concert is interwoven with sacred stories to launch conversation around reconciliation, healing, and justice in the communities we call home. See a recording of concert. (The concert begins at the 13:22 mark.)

Cathedral Organ Dedicatory Recital | Sunday, October 24, 7:00 PM
Organist David Higgs performs the dedicatory recital for the cathedral’s new organ, Richards Fowkes & Co. Opus 24. The program includes works spanning more than 400 years, taking the listener on a tour from 17th-century North Germany, through Central Germany in the 18th and 19th centuries, to Impressionist France in the 20th, and to contemporary music in the United States. A conversation with the organ builders precedes the recital at 5:45 pm. Reception following the recital. No admission charge.  Cathedral Organ Dedication Weekend: See full details.

To the Hands | Sunday, October 31, 3:00 PM
Joe Miller conducts the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and CCM Choral Conducting Alumni Choir and guests in a program featuring Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu nostri and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s To the Hands to honor the work of Earl Rivers, CCM Director of Choral Studies Emeritus. Pre-concert music is performed by CCM alumni and friends. Reception following. Ticket information.

Organ Recital | Sunday, November 6, 7:00 PM
Our organ scholar Stella O’Neill presents a program of French music on the new cathedral organ in fulfillment of her second doctoral recital. Music will include works by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault and Louis Vierne. Stella will be joined by Katie Hughes for Joe Utterback’s piano-organ duet Dreamscape. No admission charge

Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream | Saturday, November 20,  7:00 PM
RESCHEDULED FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON
University of Cincinnati and other community singers perform a concert featuring Steve Milloy’s Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream under the composer’s direction. The program also includes Seven Last Words of the Unarmed by Joel Thompson and Lifting as We Climb by Joan Szymko.

Handel’s Messiah | Sunday, December 5, 3:00 PM
Stephan Casurella conducts Collegium Cincinnati in its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. Admission: $15. Ticket information.

YPCC Family Holiday Concert | Saturday, December 11
Children’s Activities 3:00 PM, Concert 4:00 PM
The Young Professionals Choral Collective (YPCC) Community Carolers conducted by Danielle Cozart Steele sing sacred and secular holiday favorites. Ticket information. Children 12 and under are admitted at no charge.

Lessons and Carols Concert | Saturday, December 18, 7:00 PM
Local singer-songwriters offer readings and Christmas carols in a variety of styles. No admission charge.

A Cosmopolitan Extravaganza: Baroque Music from Italy, Spain, and Germany | Sunday, January 16, 3:00 PM
Organist Kola Owolabi performs a program of music by Frescobaldi, Kerll, Bruna, Scarlatti, Soler, and J. S. Bach on C. B. Fisk Opus 148 in Centennial Chapel. No admission charge.

Fantasies and Fugues | Sunday, February 20, 3:00 PM
Organist Nathan Laube performs a recital on the cathedral’s new organ, Richards Fowkes & Co. Opus 24. The program features fantasies and fugues from the Baroque stylus fantasticus to the modern era, exploring the contrast between the heightened drama of the fantasy and the fugue’s clarity of design. No admission charge.

A Season of Penitence | Sunday, March 27, 3:00 PM
Echoing Air performs a program of Lenten musical reflections featuring music of the Renaissance and Baroque. The program includes works by Buxtehude, Thomas Campion, Charpentier, François Couperin, Pelham Humphrey, Monteverdi, Purcell, and Schütz. No admission charge.

The Void: Creative Meditations on Emptiness for Holy Saturday | Saturday, April 16, 4:00-6:00 PM
Local visual artists, poets, videographers, and musicians present an immersive, multimedia, curated arts experience of new, original works in response to the “emptiness” of Holy Saturday—that time between Jesus’ death and resurrection—in Centennial Chapel. No admission charge.

SONUS Choral Concert | Saturday, April 23, 7:00 PM
A cappella choir SONUS performs a program of music from centuries-old European works to beloved modern composers. More information: sonuschoir.com. No admission charge.

All the Single Ladies: Baroque Nuns of Italy | Sunday, May 8, 3:00 PM
Collegium Cincinnati performs a concert of vocal and instrumental chamber music written by cloistered nuns in Italy during the early Baroque period—music of deep passion and emotion composed in solitude but intended as a gift to the outside world. Admission: $15. Ticket information.

When in Our Music God Is Glorified: A Celebration of Hymns | Sunday, June 5, 3:00 PM
After more than a year without congregational singing due to the pandemic, it is time to let loose! Join the Christ Church Cathedral Choir and guest musicians as we celebrate the new cathedral organ and lift our voices in prayer and praise through familiar hymns. No admission charge.