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. No admission charge. Program available here, as well as texts and translations.
A Concert of Choral and Organ Music for the Sunday of the Passion | Sunday, March 28, 4:00 PM
The Cathedral Choir and organists offer music for the opening of Holy Week–the Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. No admission charge.
Spiritual Songs from the Gift of Isolation* | Saturday, May 8, 7:00 PM
Vocal ensembles Trio Heri et Hodie and Coro Volante draw from the unique voices of women seeking out a spiritual path by withdrawing from the world who found a verdant and abundant creativity within the strictures of that isolation. The program includes music by Byzantine nun Kassiani, Hildegard von Bingen and Chiara Cozzolani, as well as premieres of works written during the COVID quarantine by Italian, Indian-American and American composers. This concert is offered both in person and online via live stream. Those attending in person will need to sign in for contract tracing, wear a mask and observe social distancing. 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 Buxtehude, plus preludes and fugues from J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier on C.B. Fisk Opus 148 in Centennial Chapel. Limited seating with reservations required. The concert will also be live streamed. No admission charge.
* Made possible by contributions to the Friends of Music Fund.