Friends of Cathedral Music


2022-2023 Concert Series

Dear Friends:

In keeping with our mission of bringing the finest in liturgical music to our parish, the Catholic community, and the greater community of Savannah, the Friends of Cathedral Music has a fantastic season of music planned for 2022-2023.

We will host our choir and organist colleagues from other distinguished programs in Savannah, and finally welcome the Vienna Boys Choirs. We will also continue our collaboration with musicians from the Savannah Philharmonic to create a musical experience unlike any other. Talented musicians from Savannah and abroad, world class music, and this spectacular Cathedral create a musical experience that can hardly be found anywhere else.

Through the steadfast support of our members, the Friends of Cathedral Music was able to keep live music going throughout these last difficult years. Building on this strength and our past success, we are pleased to offer this very exciting 2022-2023 season. Glorious Music in a Glorious Place will continue to be part of Savannah’s cultural landscape. I hope you will continue to support all these important musical efforts.

Wishing you well,

Paul Thornock
Director of Music

Friends Event

Sunday, September 25 | 5:00 p.m.

The season begins by thanking those who generously support the work of the Friends of Cathedral Music. This exclusive event features the Cathedral Choral Scholars, our resident professional ensemble, and is followed by a dessert reception under the tents on the Cathedral Plaza. Cathedral Artists Concert


Sunday, October 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 and Christ Church Anglican join forces with the Cathedral Choir for an evening of spectacular music making. Cathedral Artists Concert


Sunday, October 30 | 5:00 p.m.

Friends of Cathedral Music is 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 and have made
recordings with great orchestras around the
world. Members of the Friends of Cathedral
Music are eligible for discounted sales.
Visiting Artist Concert


Sunday, December 18 | 5:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Brass present
their annual program of music for Advent and
Christmas. Scripture readings juxtaposed with
choral music tell the story of the Christ child
from the foretelling by the prophets to the
visit of the Magi. The audience also has the
opportunity to join the choir, brass, and organ
in singing the traditional carols of the season.
Cathedral Artists Concert


Sunday, January 15 | 5:00 p.m.

The organists of four of Savannah’s downtown
churches come together to put the Noack
organ through its paces. Monica Dekle (Wesley
Monumental), Jacob Fuhrman (Independent
Presbyterian), George Fergus (Christ Church
Episcopal), and Paul Thornock (Cathedral
Basilica) share the playing duties.
Cathedral Artists Concert


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

Members of the Savannah Philharmonic
join Joseph Adam, organist of the Seattle
Symphony, to perform Rheinberger’s Organ
Concert No. 2. The Cathedral Choir joins the
orchestra for a complete performance of
Duruflé’s Requiem.
Cathedral Artists Concert


Wednesday, April 5 | 8:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir sings the Tallis setting of
the Lamentations of Jeremiah, penitential psalms,
and other works for the Office of Tenebrae on
this darkest of nights. Tenebrae concludes with
Gregorio Allegri’s famous Miserere. No tickets
necessary; seating as at Mass.