Georgia Bulletin

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‘Great Music’ program to cap Cathedral anniversary

Published February 6, 2014

ATLANTA—The Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta will conclude its 75th anniversary celebration with a special program of music on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

More than a concert, “Great Music for Great Cathedrals” uses music, narrations and the church’s magnificent interior to celebrate the role cathedral churches have played in the development of art and music through the ages.

February062014 Great Music program to cap Cathedral anniversary

The Cathedral Brass and Timothy Wissler, cathedral organist, will accompany the church’s five choirs.

From the earliest days of the Church, her cathedrals have stood at the hub of the world and its affairs. Throughout history, they have played a central role in civic and church life. To fulfill this role, significant liturgical and ceremonial music has been composed for these sacred spaces.

The Saturday evening program will feature music spanning over 12 centuries and will be of equally diverse musical styles.

Composers whose works are to be featured include St. Hildegaard von Bingen, Richard Strauss, Arvo Part and Giovanni Gabrieli.

Cathedral Choirmaster Kevin Culver said the program is no mere ancient music survey, or history lesson, but includes an exciting mix of musical styles, moods and instrumental combinations.

“All of the music on this program was created by a veritable ‘who’s who’ of the most influential composers of their times,” said Culver.

Beloved favorites to be presented include Cesar Franck’s “Panis Angelicus,” Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and Hubert Parry’s setting of Psalm 122, “I Was Glad.”

The program is 70 minutes in duration, and a donation of $10 is suggested.

The Cathedral is located at 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta.

Further information is available on the Cathedral’s website or by calling the Cathedral Concert Line at 404-233-2145, ext. 820.