Cathedral Concert Series

The Cathedral Concert Series, a program of the Diocese of Knoxville Music Commission, is dedicated to providing the community with free/low-cost opportunities to experience local, regional, national, and international sacred and classical music ensembles in the effort to support the Arts and foster appreciation for Sacred Music in East Tennessee. For more information, please contact Glenn Kahler (865) 558-4113.
 
The Diocese of Knoxville Music Commission represents all quarters of the Diocese and serves the laity and clergy of the Diocese of Knoxville. It provides support services and resource management of worship music at both the parish and Diocesan levels. The Commission also acts as a liaison between the office of the Bishop and the local parish musicians. The Commission meets on a regular basis and manages an active roster of activities with the following mission:To promote the Gospel message of Jesus to the glory of God the Father through the mastery of musicianship in service to the Church, to protect the Church’s great repository of sacred music, to preserve the musical traditions of the Church, and those grown organically from them in full accordance with the Liturgy Documents, to support the New Evangelization by fostering respect and appreciation for sacred music in East Tennessee with the mind toward the ecumenical, and to support and enrich the activities pertaining to worship, education, and service of all Diocese of Knoxville Music Ministers. For tickets to our concert events, click here.

Upcoming Events: 

Cathedral Concert Series 2019/2020 (revised 8.29.19)
Sunday, September 15 @ 4:30 pmAmadeus Chamber Ensemble 

Details: Brandenburg Concerto #5, Orchestral Suite #2, and selected Arias and Duets by Johann Sebastian Bach.  The Amadeus Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Howard Skinner, includes Miroslav Hristov (violin), Hannah Hammel (flute), Chih-Long Hu (harpsichord), Abigail Santos-Villalobos (soprano), Nathan Janski (cello), David Kováč (viola), Diana Salesky (alto), and Rusty Holloway and the Amadeus Chamber Ensemble strings.  

Admission is Free: Seating is Limited, Tickets are available at the Paraclete Books and Gifts Store (located on the Cathedral campus) 865.588-0338, or at the door (doors open 1 hour before the concert) Please Respect our Sacred Space: No Food/Drink/Gum

Sunday, October 6 @ 6:00 pmOak Ridge Community Band

Details: Dreams in Sound, featuring the music of some of the most popular living composers of concert band repertoire.  The Oak Ridge Community Band, under the direction of Mr. Shaun Salem, is proud to be one of the most active music organizations in Tennessee and one of the oldest organizations in the city of Oak Ridge and is dedicated to providing quality band music for the Greater Knoxville Area.  

Admission is Free: Seating is Limited, Tickets are available at the Paraclete Books and Gifts Store (located on the Cathedral campus) 865.588-0338, or at the door (doors open 1 hour before the concert) Please Respect our Sacred Space: No Food/Drink/Gum

Thursday, October 17 @7:00 pm – John Michael Talbot-CANCELED

Details: Lifetime of Music Ministry. Grammy/Dove Award-winning Christian music pioneer John Michael Talbot celebrating his lifetime dedicated to music ministry, featuring a choir of music ministers of the Diocese of Knoxville.  

Tickets are $30. Seating is Limited, Tickets are available online at www.knoxvilletickets.com or 865.656.444 or at the door (doors open 1 hour before the concert) Please Respect our Sacred Space: No Food/Drink/Gum

Sunday, October 27 @ 5:00 pm – Tennessee Wind Symphony

Details: The music of Ward, Sheldon, Sousa, Curnow, Tchaikovsky, and more… The Tennessee Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. John Culvahouse, is dedicated to excellence in symphonic band performance and to providing quality band music to the people of Tennessee and the surrounding area. 

Admission is Free: Seating is Limited, Tickets are available at the Paraclete Books and Gifts Store (located on the Cathedral campus) 865.588-0338, or at the door (doors open 1 hour before the concert) Please Respect our Sacred Space: No Food/Drink/Gum

Friday, November 22 @ 8:00 pm – Scruffy City Orchestra

Details: Bohemian Romance, featuring Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino; Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major; Smetana’s Ma Vlast No.2The Moldau (Vltava); and Dvorak’s Romance in F Minor, Op.11, (Ruth Bacon, guest violinist); and Dvorak’s, Op.68, No.5 Silent Woods for Cello (Matt Wilkinson, guest cellist). The Scruffy City Orchestra, Knoxville’s “other orchestra,” is a composed of volunteer musicians from around the area. Under the direction of Dr. Ace Edewards, Scruffy City Orchestra is dedicated excellence in the performance of some of the most challenging repertoire for symphonic orchestra.

Admission is Free: Seating is Limited, Tickets are available at the Paraclete Books and Gifts Store (located on the Cathedral campus) 865.588-0338, or at the door (doors open 1 hour before the concert) Please Respect our Sacred Space: No Food/Drink/Gum

Sunday, November 24 @ 5:00 pmKnoxville Handel Society

Details: J.S. Bach’s Magnificent and G.F. Handel’s Messiah (Part 1). The Knoxville Handel Society, under the direction of Dr. Wendell Boertje, is dedicated to the performance of classical masterworks through collaboration with the finest choral musicians in the Knoxville Metropolitan area.

Ticket Prices: Adult $20.00, Group Rate (4 or greater) $15.00, University Student $10.00 and Student K-12 grades NO CHARGE. All tickets are General Admission.  (Prices do not include any service charges or handling fees).

Saturday, December 14 @ 8:00pmChoRuss: Vocal Ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia

Details: Russian Orthodox & Folk Songs.  ChoRuss Vocal Ensemble, from St. Petersburg-Russia, is pleased to present a concert dedicated to sacred a-cappella music used in the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian Folk Songs.  Featuring the music of popular Russian composers such as Rachmaninof, Bortniansky, Tchaikovsky, and Chesnokov, ChoRuss tours extensively in Russia as well as in Europe: in Germany, France, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. 

Admission is Free: Seating is Limited, Tickets are available at the Paraclete Books and Gifts Store (located on the Cathedral campus) 865.588-0338, or at the door (doors open 1 hour before the concert) Please Respect our Sacred Space: No Food/Drink/Gum

Friday, December 20 @ 6:00pm Cathedral Christmas Festival

Details: Choral, Instrumental, and All-Sing Christmas Music.  The Cathedral is proud to present its’ first  Cathedral Christmas Festival, featuring the Cathedral Choir, O’Connor Center Singing Seniors, and instrumental ensembles and musicians of the Diocese of Knoxville.

Admission is Free: Seating is Limited, Tickets are available at the Paraclete Books and Gifts Store (located on the Cathedral campus) 865.588-0338, or at the door (doors open 1 hour before the concert) Please Respect our Sacred Space: No Food/Drink/Gum

Friday, February 7@ 7:00 pm Violinists of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Details: Complete Violin Sonatas and Partitas by Johann Sebastian Bach.  Featuring the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Violins led by Mr. William Shaub, KSO Concertmaster.

Admission and Ticket Information TBA. (doors open 1 hour before the concert)

Please Respect our Sacred Space: No Food/Drink/Gum

 

Spring 2020 (TBA)
Sunday, April 5 @ 6:00 pm Oak Ridge Community Band

Details: Hosanna! Palm Sunday Celebration

The Oak Ridge Community Band, under the direction of Mr. Shaun Salem, is proud to be one of the most active music organizations in Tennessee and one of the oldest organizations in the city of Oak Ridge and is dedicated to providing quality band music for the Greater Knoxville Area.  

Admission is Free: Seating is Limited, Tickets are available at the Paraclete Books and Gifts Store (located on the Cathedral campus) 865.588-0338, or at the door (doors open 1 hour before the concert) 

Please Respect our Sacred Space: No Food/Drink/Gum