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Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Atlanta Summer Organ Festival Recital by Robert Huw Morgan

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Robert Huw Morgan is the University Organist at Stanford University, a position he has held since 1999. A native of Wales, he received his BA and MA from Cambridge University and in 1989 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. In 1999, he was awarded two doctorates in music, one in organ performance and the other in orchestral conducting, from the University of Washington. His teachers have included Carole Terry, Nicolas Kynaston (repertoire) and Nigel Allcoat (improvisation).

Dr. Morgan performs a wide range of repertoire, from the earliest sources to the present day. In 2005, he performed the complete organ works of Buxtehude and, during the academic year 2010-2011, the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach. In addition to his duties as University Organist, he also holds the positions of Lecturer in Music, Director of the Stanford University Singers, and Director of the Stanford Memorial Church Choir.

Program:
Henry Smart, Postlude in D
Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata No. 5 in C, BWV 529)
Louis Vierne, Clair de Lune, Op. 53
Franz Liszt, Fantasie und Fuge über den Choral Ad nos, ad salutarem undam, S.259

The event is presented by Friends of Cathedral Music. There is a suggested donation of $15 at the door. For more information, please call (404) 365-1050.

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Jun
8
to Jun 10

Cold Mountain Music Festival

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Tickets are on sale for the Second Annual Cold Mountain Music Festival, which will take place June 8-9, 2018. The lineup includes Shovels & Rope, Mandolin Orange, River Whyless, Jon Stickley Trio, The Steel Wheels, Tyler Ramsey, DnagerMuffin, The Broadcast, and the Kenny George Band.  

Music festivals abound in Western North Carolina, but two things make the Cold Mountain event truly stand out. The first is location. The festival’s setting is Lake Logan, a 300-acre natural paradise featuring a mile-long lake surrounded by the Shining Rock Wilderness Area. Although Lake Logan is just 25 minutes from Asheville, many area residents have never heard of it. Lake Logan was once the home of the country’s first school of forestry, and was later an executive retreat visited by Richard Nixon, George Bush, Billy Graham, and many others. Now owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, Lake Logan remains one of the most jaw-dropping landscapes within the Pisgah National Forest area. The second special thing about the festival is that it’s an event organized by the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina as a fundraiser for Lake Logan and Camp Henry.

“I think people are often surprised that the Diocese wanted to take on a project like this,” says Michelle Robinson, who co-produces the festival. “Simply put, the Episcopal community is full of people who love good music and having a great time in such a stunning landscape. Lake Logan is a special place, and we are thrilled to share it with the public through this festival.” 

Last year, the festival was headlined by Grammy-award winning hometown favorites the Steep Canyon Rangers, supported by acts like Town Mountain, Billy Strings, Love Canon, and Balsam Range.   

This year the festival has expanded to include a second night and will offer camping for the first time. On-site cabins have already sold out, but dorm-style bunkhouse lodging is still available. Local food and craft beer vendors will be on hand throughout the weekend, and a kid’s area will offer activities and games for children. 

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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Appleton's Annual Recognition of the Deaconesses of the Order of St. Katharine

Please join us for the 4th annual celebration and recognition service honoring the Deaconesses of the Order of St. Katharine, one of the earliest orders for women in the Episcopal Church.  The deaconesses were women of great faith and grace who administered the Appleton Church Home, rearing and educating girls from 1870 to 1937.  The 110th Annual Council of the Diocese of Atlanta resolved to recognize these noble women as the first saints of the Diocese of Atlanta.  Canon John Thompson-Quartey will deliver the homily and Father Bryan Hinson will be the celebrant.  After the worship service, a summer supper will be served in the Parish House.

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Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Caribbean American Festival

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church will be hosting it's 22nd Caribbean American Festival on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  

Donation: $5.00.  
Door Prizes: 1st Prize: $500.00; 2nd Prize: 55" Flat Screen TV; 3rd Prize: Samsung Chromebook
Music: DJ Jungle Jim and Karaoke
Featuring: Plaiting of the Maypole & Crowning of the May Queen, Line Dancing & Dancing in the Street, Kids Face Paining and Astro Jump, Caribbean and American Delicacies & More

Booth Rental Available

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Fiesta Latina

Join in the fun -  food, games, a bouncy house for children, and music. There will be tacos, pupusas, empanadas, pastries, juices, and more, as well as hamburgers and hotdogs. We will be selling typical Latino dishes to raise money for our refugees and immigrants fund. Your help will enable us to assist immediate needs of mothers and children when fathers face deportation. You can have lunch with us or buy food to go. All are welcome! Todos bienvenidos!

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Caribbean American Festival: POSTPONED to June 2, 2018

Postponed to June 2, 2018

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church will be hosting it's 22nd Caribbean American Festival on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  

Donation: $5.00.  
Door Prizes: 1st Prize: $500.00; 2nd Prize: 55" Flat Screen TV; 3rd Prize: Samsung Chromebook
Music: DJ Jungle Jim and Karaoke
Featuring: Plaiting of the Maypole & Crowning of the May Queen, Line Dancing & Dancing in the Street, Kids Face Paining and Astro Jump, Caribbean and American Delicacies & More

Booth Rental Available

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Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Schola Cantorum of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church

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The Schola Cantorum will offer "Music for Compline, Guide Us Waking and Guard us Sleeping: Music for the end of the day from the 15th to the 21st century", Shannon Gallier, conductor. The Schola Cantorum will sing a completely acapella repertoire in the context of Compline and give instruction about the nature of the service. Founded in 1994, the 15 member Schola Cantorum of St. Bartholomew’s, Atlanta, is made up of select members of the Canterbury Choir, as well as auditioned members from outside the Parish.

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Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

HTP Presents: Earth Day Open Mic at Java Monkey

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Come listen, sing, and/or play in celebration of Earth Day at Java Monkey on Friday, April 20, 8:00-11:00 PM.

Many artists performing environmentally themed songs, or simply songs that celebrate the human spirit, in celebration of Earth Day.

If you want to perform, contact Charles Absher, cabsher@comcast.net.

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Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

The Choir Boys of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

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Join us for a delightful evening of musical gems for boys’ voices by Britten and Poulenc, to name but two of the great composers whose music will be presented in this concert. The Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, is one of the most renowned Choirs of Men & Boys in the world. Known worldwide from its many recordings and, throughout modern history, its participation in services on national occasions, most recently HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (2012) and the funeral of Baroness Thatcher (2013), the Choir’s main responsibility is to sing the daily choral services of St Paul’s Cathedral, for which it maintains one of the largest active choral repertoires of any choir, anywhere.

With Andrew Carwood, Director of Music, and Simon Johnson, Organist.

Program:
Drei Motteten (Op. 39) Felix Mendelssohn
Prelude and Fugue in C minor (Op. 37, No 1) Felix Mendelssohn
Five Motets George Malcolm
Missa brevis in D (Op. 63) Benjamin Britten
Pie Jesu Gabriel Fauré
Lux aeterna Nadia Boulanger
Litanies à la Vierge noire Francis Poulenc
Fugue sur le nom d’Alain Maurice Duruflé
Long since in Egypt’s plenteous land   C. Hubert H. Parry
The song of the tree of life   Ralph Vaughan Williams
For the fallen Mark Blatchly
How can I keep from singing arr. John Scott
For the beauty of the earth John Rutter

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music and the British Consulate-General Atlanta.

Patrons: $150 (ADMISSION FOR TWO unreserved seats in Preferred Seating, held until 10 minutes prior to the concert), purchased in advance General: $25 (advance), $30 (day of concert) Senior: $20 (advance), $25 (day of concert) Student: $10 (advance), $15 (day of concert)

For more information:  (404) 365-1050

Tickets available online at www.stphilipscathedral.org/concerts or the Cathedral Book Store, (404) 237-7582.

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Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Choral Stations of the Cross

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This year, the Stations will be enhanced by musical meditations taken from “Return to Me” by Taylor Scott Davis and Terry York. These will be performed by St. Anne’s Adult Choir with Erin Cassel on cello and Julie McClatchey on piano. The work is designed as “a musical journey through the Stations of the Cross…[and] the text is intended to create a conversation between ancient scripture texts and current hard speech” (quotes from the composers). One of the most powerful examples of this is in the final section, ”No crying he makes”, which contrasts Jesus’ birth with his death by using the same imagery.

We are pleased to offer this unique opportunity to reflect on the Passion of the Christ. Join us; bring your family and friends. Childcare will be provided. It will be a moving and enriching experience for all. Free.

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Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

An Afternoon Of Song: A Celebration Of Art Songs

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Featuring: 
Brenda Turnerr, Soprano
Trey Clegg, Piano

With Special Guests:
Kevin Chaneyy, Violin
William Keene, Horn
William Menefield, Piano
Tom Wardell, Baritone
Lianna Wimberly Williams, Mezzo-Soprano

We'll present songs from Saint Saens, Schumann, Vaughn Williams, Bellini, Menefield, Strauss, and more. Please join us for this FREE event, as we Open the doors of classical music for ALL to enjoy!
 

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Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

Evensong at Zion

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A special service with glorious music is planned at 1848 Historic Zion Church in Talbotton.  

Debbie Anderson, member of St. Thomas Episcopal and Music Director at the Springer Opera House in Columbus, GA, will chant Evensong. Tony Barrett, Organist from St. Andrew's in Fort Valley, GA, will play the organ and arrange other music. The original Bible, prayer book, and Eucharist set will be on display. 

For more information contact Katherine Johnson at djohn57@bellsouth.net.

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Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

George Handel's Israel in Egypt

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Travel the epic journey from slavery to the promised land. Revisit the Passover story through George Frideric Handel’s enthralling Oratorio, Israel in Egypt.

“Thou in thy mercy hast led forth thy people which thou hast redeemed; thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation,” (Israel in Egypt-George Frideric Handel).
Atlanta Master Chorale invites members of the Christian and Jewish community to its Israel in Egypt concert on Saturday, March 17, to discover and experience this wonderful musical masterpiece; first, because they will love it, and secondly, because it is a critical part of their pilgrimage story.

The Exodus is a common thread that binds Christians and Jews together in the journey of faith.  This sacred writing tells the story of the Jews and the story of Christians. The celebrations of Passover and Easter often overlap. This year is no exception with the beginning of Passover and the celebration of Good Friday falling on March 30. There is an incredible parallel between the Jewish exodus from Egypt and Jesus' cross on Calvary. Both faith traditions celebrate the story of Exodus during these holy days: for Jews, the recalling of the escape of the Chosen people from Egypt and their journey to the Promised Land (now Israel); and for Christians, the “passover” from slavery to sin to a life of hope and resurrection.

Revisit the well-known Passover story in a new way: experience the dramatic telling of the Exodus through George Frideric Handel’s enthralling oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Known for its grand and sweeping array of choruses, arias and masterful orchestrations, it remains one of Handel’s most popular and inventive works. Share the Israelites’ epic journey from captivity to freedom, as Handel weaves vivid imagery and varied texture within vocal and instrumental parts. It is an opportunity to bring the faith communities together and celebrate our common heritage. You will be delighted and transfixed as Atlanta Master Chorale and accompanying orchestra bring this grand MasterWork to the stage at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, March 17th at 8:00 PM. 

Tickets: $35/adult, $30/senior and $10/student.

To reserve your tickets, call 404.727.5050 or go to emory.arts.edu by March 16th. Tickets will also available at the door if concert is not sold out.

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Mar
4
4:00 PM16:00

Feiner Musicke: Art Songs of the Early 20th Century

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St. Catherine's Friends of Music are proud to present Feiner Musicke, a husband and wife team with Mel Foster, tenor and Ellen Heinicke Foster, harp. They will perform "Art Songs of the Early 20th Century: Music of Hope and Love", inspirational music from the traditions of Europe and America. Due to a lack of music for the voice and harp, the Fosters have transcribed many pieces originally written for piano and voice. Feiner Musicke blends their power, grace and passion to create a unique and unforgettable musical experience. The concert is free, with a freewill offering, and open to the public. As with all of the Friends of Music Concert Series at St. Catherine's, the musicians will offer introductions and comments on their music and all are welcome to a reception after the concert to meet and speak with the artists. Come join us and bring family and friends for an enjoyable and uplifting Sunday afternoon!  

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Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

SANKOFA: A Salute to the Music of Black Composers

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As we live into our new companion relationship with the Diocese of Cape Coast, Ghana, we have a rare opportunity to host a group of 13 vocalists that will perform in tribute to the music of black composers. 

Highpoint Episcopal Community Church is pleased to present and host a celebration of voice, heritage, and relationship on February 25. 

The concert will showcase the wonderful art songs and spiritual arrangements that are both forgotten and celebrated. The musicians are a mix of opera singers from the Atlanta Opera Chorus and Capital City Opera, as well as music educators. 

This performance is also based on one guiding principle: SANKOFA. This word from the Twi language of Ghana translates to we have to go back to get something in order to go forward. Bishop Wright used this message to guide the first diocesan pilgrimage to Ghana.

Serendipitously, we have the honor to have the Rev. George Neequaye from Ghana (cousin of The Rev. Canon John Thompson-Quartay) staying in a newly built suite at High Point. George will offer his wisdom and story to our evening celebration.  

This concert is free and open to the community. Reception to follow. Please come join us.  

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Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion

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Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion will be performed by the Cathedral Choir & Schola and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, with a world-class cast of soloists. This is one of the greatest sacred masterworks of all time. Our performance, on baroque-period instruments and by early music specialists, will bring this incredibly dramatic work to life in ways that can only be experienced when it is performed using these authentic instruments and techniques, as Bach himself would have imagined and known them.  Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.

Patrons: $150 (ADMISSION FOR TWO unreserved seats in Preferred Seating, held until 10 minutes prior to the concert), purchased in advance

General: $25 (advance), $30 (day of concert)
Senior: $20 (advance), $25 (day of concert)
Student: $10 (advance), $15 (day of concert)

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Elisabeth Von Trapp Concert

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Elisabeth Von Trapp is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, made famous in the movie The Sound of Music. Elisabeth’s voice has been heard from the subway platforms of New York City and small folk clubs and concert halls to the White House, National Cathedral and the Kennedy Center. She has released five self-produced albums and her music has been featured on BBC-Radio, Japanese National Radio and CNN Spanish Radio. She has appeared on CBS’s Eye on People, ABC’s Good Morning America and BBC-TV.

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Feb
11
5:00 PM17:00

Taizé Service

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Come join us in the beautiful nave of St. Edward's to sing our last alleluias of the season!  This Taizé program will feature the musical settings of Cliff Brock, who will be at the grand piano to play the service. Cliff's fresh settings of these treasured texts are a balm to the soul, and this meditative practice will usher us right fine into the coming season of Lent. There will be a coffee reception following the service.

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Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Kinnara Ensemble Concert at Grace Church

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On Saturday, January 20 at 7:00 PM, you are invited to join renowned professional chamber choir Kinnara Ensemble on a musical journey from darkness into light. Featuring works by Johannes Brahms, Henry Purcell, Morton Lauridsen and selections from Shawn Kirchner’s Heavenly Home. 

Comprising some of the nation's finest ensemble and solo singers, under the direction of J.D. Burnett, who also serves as Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Georgia, Kinnara Ensemble performs a wide variety of standard choral repertoire from all eras. Now in its 10th anniversary season, Kinnara Ensemble released its first commercial recorded album, Provenance, in late September 2017 on the Affetto label, distributed internationally by Naxos. 

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Jan
14
4:00 PM16:00

St. Catherine's Concert Series

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The Summit Trio is the second in St. Catherine's Sixth Annual Concert Series and the first to be offered on a Sunday afternoon. The Friends of Music at St. Catherine's present these concerts, free of charge (a freewill offering will be taken) and open to the public, to enable all in our community to enjoy excellent musicians, experience an increased love of music, and offer a hope that young people will consider music as a possible choice for their lifetime career and enjoyment. All of the concerts offer "living footnotes", where the musicians share their thoughts about the music with the audience, and the post-concert reception, where the audience has an opportunity to meet and speak with the artists.

The Summit Trio is made up of  three musicians on the faculty at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Georgia.

Helen Kim, violin, joined the music faculty at Kennesaw in 2006 with a stellar performance background. At age 6 she had her orchestral debut with the Calgary Philharmonic and has gone on to become a respected and sought-after artist. She has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops as well as with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. She is currently the assistant concertmaster of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and recently joined the Atlanta Chamber Players.

Charae Krueger is Principal Cellist for the Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet Orchestras. As Cello Professor at Kennesaw State University and member of the KSU Faculty Trio, she recently appeared at the Highlands Chamber Music Festival with Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster William Preucil and pianist William Ransom. She has played numerous concerts throughout the eastern U.S. and in Europe, including concerts at New York City's Merkin Hall, Rockefeller University, Brown University and MIT. Her quartet commissioned and championed a number of new works and appeared frequently on Boston's new music scene at Composers in Red Sneakers and the Boston Microtonal Society.  She has also played in a jazz string quartet, several alternative rock bands and has recently appeared on albums of Bruce Springsteen, Faith Hill and Natalie Cole. 

Robert Henry is an internationally distinguished pianist, winning universal acclaim as orchestral soloist, recitalist, accompanist, and chamber musician. Hailed as a "consummate artist--brilliant, formidable, effortless, and the epitome of control and poise", he has performed recitals at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center with tours in the United States, England, Nova Scotia, and Italy.  He has appeared with such notable conductors as Robert Spano, Donald Runnicles and Stefan Sanderling. In response to Hurricane Katrina, he coordinated and performed in the 2006 "Pianists for New Orleans" tour of the United States, raising over $100,000.  He is currently Artist-in-Residence at Kennesaw State University, Director of Music at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Assistant Director of the Atlanta Boy Choir, and Artistic Director of the Great Performances Concert Series" in Highlands, NC.

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Dec
20
6:30 PM18:30

Blue Christmas

For many of us, Christmas is a tough time, and can be the occasion for “feeling blue” in the midst of the culture focused on being happy and celebrating. At such times, we need to take time to acknowledge our sadness, loss and grief.

The anguish of broken relationships, of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the loss of a loved one, and even the loss of a dear family pet—all can contribute to a feeling of being alone, of ‘feeling blue,’ in the midst of the season around us.

The Cathedral of St. Philip invites you to join us in sharing a Blue Christmas service on Wednesday, December 20, at 6:30 PM in St. Mary’s Chapel. We invite you to move from “feeling blue” to experiencing the wonder and hope of Christmas.

For questions, contact the Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins, bharkins@stphilipscathedral.org or Canon Wallace Marsh, wmarsh@stphilipscathedral.org.

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Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Advent In Blue - A Gospel Music Celebration

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Come hear the sounds of rejoicing on Gaudete Sunday as the gospel choirs of St. John's and Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church present Advent In Blue, a short mini-concert of seasonal music sung in the rich gospel-music tradition.

The concert of songs and instrumental works will be followed by the singing of Gospel Compline, the ancient evening service known as the "good night" prayer of the church sung with the flair and soul of fine gospel music.

Members of Atlanta's local jazz community will join the choirs, featuring the sounds of saxophone and jazz percussion. Tom Elston and Allen Ries will lead the ensemble.

This free event is a not-to-miss opportunity for those interested in hearing something old, something new, something borrowed, and of course, something blue!

Please join us!

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Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

Advent Lessons and Carols

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Join us at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville on December 17 at 6:00 PM for Advent Lessons and Carols! This beautiful service, an Anglican tradition, is meant to help us prepare for Christmas. Scripture lessons will be read and Advent carols will be sung by the choir and the congregation. This year, the choir will highlight works by Beibl, Bruckner, Goldschmidt, Ord, and Pilkington. Please note that the service will include the use of incense. 

A nursery for children age 4 and under will be available by reservation. Please contact Cheryl Kelley at 770-536-0126 orckelley@gracechurchgainesville.org.

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Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas With The Trey Clegg Singers: Festival Sounds of the Season

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Festival Sounds of the Season features Atlanta's premiere, multicultural chorus, The Trey Clegg Singers, along with members of The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and The Homeward Choir (Atlanta's chorus for homeless men). To learn more about The Trey Clegg Singers, visit https://www.thetreycleggsingers.org/.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased below. We hope to see you there! 

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Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Blue Christmas Service

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Blue Christmas Service at 6:30 followed by free dinner: The world would have us believe that Christmas is all about perfection with immeasurable bounty and joy, that loss and disappointment do not exist, and that the Christmas season is just for shopping. This Advent season, join us at our Blue Christmas service to acknowledge what we all know – that sometimes this season is difficult and isolating for just about all of us, and that God brings light to illumine our dark places.

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Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Christmas Worship

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Blue? Yes, blue as in "the blues". As in "I am feeling blue." Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people. 

Join us in the chapel of Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville on Sunday, December 10 at 6:00 PM for a service that remembers that, and offers time for reflection and acceptance, and healing and hope in times of darkness. All are welcome.

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