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PRUMC CHOIRS

Our choirs for all ages help us open our hearts to God through divine music.  Learn more.

ORGANS

Five organs are used to lead the congregation in faithful worship.  (Coming soon.)

ORGAN COMPETITION

This international event brings the finest young musicians to our church.  (Coming soon.)

2022/2023 Music & Arts Season

Chamber Music Series

The Atlanta Chamber Players

Sunday, October 23, 3:00 pm, Sanctuary

Founded in 1976, the Atlanta Chamber Players has earned a national reputation as a pioneer among chamber groups and is widely respected among arts organizations in the Southeast. They open their 47th Season with stunning classical works by Mozart, Ravel, and Robert Schumann, including a regional premiere by the Cross-Country Chamber Consortium 2022 winner, Benjamin Horne.

The Georgian Chamber Players

Sunday, November 20, 3:00 pm, Sanctuary

The Georgian Chamber Players was formed by principal players of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 1984 in order to perform masterpieces of the chamber repertoire with their Atlanta Symphony Orchestra colleagues and world-renowned guest instrumentalists. Featured works by Mendelssohn and Brahms, including Mendelssohn’s concerto for piano, violin, and strings in D minor.

Single Concert Tickets

General Admission
$20 advance
$25 day of concert

Seniors
$10 advance
$15 day of concert

Students and Educators
Free

Two Concert Tickets – In Advance Only

General Admission
$30 advance

Seniors
$15 advance

Students and Educators
Free

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The many moods of christmas

Our Christmas Classic!

Sunday, december 11, 5:30 pm, Sanctuary

PRUMC Chancel Choir, Georgia Boy Choir, soloists, orchestra
Scott Atchison, conductor

The PRUMC Chancel Choir, Georgia Boy Choir, soloists and orchestra present their Christmas classic featuring Handel’s Messiah, traditional Christmas hymns and moving new settings of familiar carols. This concert will open your hearts and souls to the miraculous story of Jesus’ birth.  Tickets are complimentary but necessary for seating.   Reserve tickets online at www.www.prumc.org or pick up tickets beginning Sunday, November 20, 2022.  Childcare available for ages 4 and younger by reservation only.  Reception sponsored by the PRUMC Friends of Music in Grace Hall following the concert.

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General Admission
$30 advance
$35 day of concert

Students
$18 advance
$20 day of concert

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Christmas with the Georgia boy choir

Friday, December 16, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
Saturday, December 17, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

David R. White, conductor

Ring in the Holiday Season with the internationally acclaimed Georgia Boy Choir! Come hear all five levels of the Georgia Boy Choir in this Atlanta tradition and PRUMC favorite. Choristers will perform sacred classics, Christmas carols, and well loved holiday tunes. Don’t forget Atlanta’s largest performance of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with all the audience participating! Accompanied by a full orchestra and the incomparable Scott Atchison on The Great Organ of PRUMC, this Christmas tradition is sure to fill you and your family with cheer!

Tickets available at www.georgiaboychoir.org

Organ Recital

Quentin du Verdier

Sunday, January 30, 3:00 pm 

First Prize winner at the inaugural Elizabeth B. Stephens International Organ Competition

Quentin returns to Peachtree Road to showcase the incredible talent that awarded him first prize in this competition.  $15 suggested concert donation/$5 for students.

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Suggested Concert Donation
$15

Students
$5

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Three Choirs Festival

Georgia State University Singers, Deanna Joseph, conductor
Emory University Concert Choir, Eric Nelson, conductor
Morehouse College Glee Club, David Morrow, conductor

Sunday, February 12, 3:00 pm 

Enjoy a collaborative, diverse and inspiring musical exchange from the premier ensembles of these prestigious University Programs.  

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Suggested Concert Donation
$15

Students
$5

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Georgia Boy Choir Festival Finale Concert

David R. White, conductor

Sunday, February 18, 7:00 pm 

The Georgia Boy Choir Festival brings all five levels of the Georgia Boy Choir, various visiting Choirs, and dozens of local singers to Peachtree Road for a weekend of beautiful music making. The Festival concludes with The Georgia Boy Choir Festival Grand Finale Concert featuring the Georgia Boy Choir, plus performances by the various Choirs attending, and all the participants singing as one tremendous Festival Choir. Don’t miss hearing these hundreds young choristers from around the country as they celebrate their shared love of singing!

Tickets at www.georgiaboychoir.org

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra & Kinnar 

Julie Andreijeski, Artistic Director & Concertmaster, ABO
J.D. Burnett, Artistic Director, Kinnara

Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm 

Two of Atlanta’s finest professional chamber ensembles join forces to explore music from the Baroque for orchestra and chorus featuring works from Buxtehude, Bach and Zelenka. 

For ticket availability and more information about these ensembles, visit: kinnara.org and atlantabaroque.org.

Cora Vocati

Dr. John Dickson, choral conductor
Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield, pianist and organist

Sunday, March 12, 3:00 pm 

Coro Vocati is an ensemble of professional singers with a mission to create music at the highest level of choral artistry. Under the leadership of renowned choral conductor Dr. John Dickson, and in collaboration with pianist and organist Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield, the choir has established itself as one of the premier professional choral ensembles in the southeast.

With a repertoire spanning the breadth of choral literature, from early music and time honored classics to new works, Coro Vocati’s performances represent a diversity of musical styles and cultural backgrounds. The choir is a champion of modern composers, having performed a number of local, regional, and world premieres, and is active in commissioning new works.

General Admission: $15 in advance and day of concert.   www.www.prumc.org/music

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General Admission in advance and day of concert
$15

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Passion of the Christ: The Musical Stations of the Cross

Scott H. Atchison, gallery organ
Patrick Scott, chancel organ John Lemley, narration
Schola, antiphons

Sunday, March 26, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary 

Over the past decade, Peachtree Road has created a beautiful Lenten tradition through inspired improvisations and organ works played by two organists on the Church’s two consoles of the Great Organ, reflective settings sung by PRUMC’s Schola and live readings of connective scripture.   The Sanctuary is illuminated by the glow of hundreds of candles representing Christ’s light in world’s darkness and inspire moments of reflection and contemplation for the listener. 

$15 suggested concert donation

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Midday Music in May

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm, Sanctuary

May 3 – Matthew Brown, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

May 10 – Käthe Wright Kaufman, Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church

May 17 – Trey Clegg

May 24 – Scott Atchison, Oliver Brett, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

Enjoy anniversary themed 30-minute lunchtime organ recitals featuring the best of Atlanta’s organists who will share in the celebration of The Great Organ of Peachtree Road.  Admission is free. 

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Atlanta Summer Organ Festival

Jean-Baptist Robin

Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary 

Jean-Baptiste Robin is regarded as one of the most prominent French concert organists and composers of today. With his appointment in 2010 as Organist of the Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles, he was secured a place in a long line of famous French organists, such as François Couperin, Louis Marchand, Louis-Claude Daquin, and Claude Balbastre. He also serves as Professor of Organ and Composition at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Versailles.

The Atlanta Summer Organ Festival was established in 1995 to help increase classical music performances in the summer and PRUMC joined as a host in 2002.  To this day, the festival continues the tradition of offering a series of wonderful venues for both established and talented rising your organists.  Please join us for a dessert reception after performance.

$15 suggested donation

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Elizabeth B. Stephens International Organ Competition

June 17-19, 2024, Sanctuary 

 The Music and Arts Program will host the second bi-annual Elizabeth B. Stephens International Organ Competition on June 17 – 19, 2024.  It is designed to attract the very best young organists from around the world and will be centered on the Great Organ of the church.  Six organists will be invited to Atlanta to compete for prize money totaling $21,000.  The competition will be judged by a jury of five of the world’s finest performers.  This competition was founded by the family of the late Elizabeth B. Stephens, who was a great supporter of the arts at PRUMC and throughout the city of Atlanta.  For more information about the competition and Betty’s legacy, visit www.www.prumc.org/organ-competition.

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The Feast of All Saints

4:30 pm Organ Recital, Brendan Connor, All Saints Episcopal Church
5:00 pm Choral Evensong, PRUMC Chancel Choir, Georgia Boy Choir
Music by Harwood, Dyson

Sunday, November 6, Sanctuary 

End the Lord’s day with beautifully sung prayer by the Chancel Choir and Georgia Boy Choir.  The marriage of music and text reminds us “to remember thy servants, Lord.”  Holy Communion will be celebrated during the service.

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Carols by Candlelight

Oliver Brett, conductor

Sunday, December 4, 5:30 pm, Sanctuary 

The Chamber Singers, Doxology Youth Chorale and Peachtree Carillon offer a service of Lessons and Carols, culminating in a candlelit procession to the sanctuary to sing beloved carols.  Childcare available for ages 4 and younger by reservation only.  

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Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord

The PRUMC Chancel Choirs with Brass
Music by Dirksen, Handel, Todd

Friday, December 24, Sanctuary

12:00 pm  – First Communion of Christmas

4:00 and 6:00 pm Family Candlelight Service and Pageant

8:00 pm* Festival of Lessons and Carols

10:30 pm* Festival Choral Eucharist

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Ash Wednesday

The PRUMC Chancel Choir & Chamber Singers
Music by Wesley
Scott H. Atchison, conductor

Wednesday, February 22, Sanctuary

7:00 pm The Imposition of Ashes & Litany of Penitence

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Holy Thursday

The PRUMC Chancel Choir
Music by Ola Gjeilo
Scott H. Atchison, conductor

Thursday, April 6, Sanctuary

7:00 pm Choral Eucharist

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Easter Day

The Resurrection of the Lord

Music by:
Bairstow and Near
The PRUMC Chancel Choir
The Atlanta Brassworks
The Peachtree Carillon

Sunday, April 9, Sanctuary

8:15, 9:45 & 11:15 am Easter Worship

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Great Tree Lighting

Sunday, November 27, Sanctuary

8:15, 9:45 & 11:15 am Easter Worship

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