Friends of Cathedral Music

2021-2022 Concert Series Announced

Dear Friends:

Ours is a communal mission: bringing the finest in liturgical music to our parish, the Catholic community, and the greater community of Savannah. Last season was certainly not the season of community we had planned! It was, instead, a season of upheaval, adaption, and perseverance. We made the commitment to keep music going in the Cathedral Basilica. We upgraded the audio quality of the Livestream and kept a small number of singers at Mass. We rolled out online ticketing, reservations, and giving: the electronic logistics that enabled us to stage socially distanced concerts. Both the concerts and the liturgical life of the Cathedral have developed an enormous online presence. For 2021-2022, our concert series marks a renewal of our commitment to community. This brochure details the exciting things planned for this season. Finally, I wish to thank all of you. Your generous support enabled the Friends of Cathedral Music to offer our entire 2020-2021 season free of charge as a gift to the Savannah community. We promised amazing things for our 2021-2022 season, and we will deliver! I hope you will continue to be part of them.

Wishing you well,

Paul Thornock
Director of Music

MOZART REQUIEM

Sunday, November 7 | 5:00 p.m.

The full Cathedral Choir returns to perform Mozart’s final and most famous work, the Requiem. The Choir and soloists are joined by members of the Savannah Philharmonic for this iconic masterpiece that is shrouded in legend and controversy. Complimentary tickets for Friends of Cathedral Music.

CHRISTMAS AT THE CATHEDRAL

Sunday, December 19 | 5:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir and members of the Savannah Philharmonic will perform the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. The audience will also have the opportunity to sing the great carols of the season with the Choir, orchestra, and organ. Complimentary tickets for Friends of Cathedral Music.

THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL

Sunday, January 16 | 5:00 p.m.

Experience the grandeur of more than 120 voices with the Cathedral Brass and organ. The choirs of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church and Christ Church Anglican join forces with the Cathedral Choir for an evening of spectacular music making. Complimentary tickets for Friends of Cathedral Music.

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

Sunday, February 6 | 5:00 p.m.

The Friends of Cathedral Music are proud to present the Vienna Boys Choir, one of the most visible choral ensembles in the world. The choir traces its roots back to 1498 when it was established at the Imperial Chapel in Vienna. They have made hundreds of recordings with great orchestras around the world. A limited supply of discounted tickets is available for Friends of Cathedral Music.

VOCES8

Sunday, February 13 | 5:00 p.m.

“VOCES8 are the Rolls-Royce of British a cappella ensembles.” They are at home performing music in all styles and from all periods with technical precision. The choir is composed of young singers who have effectively used digital tools, social media, and outreach to rocket to the top of their profession. A limited supply of discounted tickets is available for Friends of Cathedral Music.