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Music occupies an important place in the life of our church and community.

In addition to our own highly regarded choirs and liturgical music, you can enjoy concerts and recitals by visiting musicians in one of the city’s most magnificent settings.  Whether you are familiar with the sound of the choir or are about to experience it for the first time, we welcome you, and hope these website pages can add something to your appreciation and enjoyment.  Please use the menu to the right to learn more.

Three Choirs Concert

Three Choirs Festival

Three Choirs Festival
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
Georgia State University Singers  |  Deanna Joseph, conductor
University of Georgia Hodgson Singers  |  Daniel Bara, conductor
Emory University Concert Choir  |  Eric Nelson, conductor

A unique opportunity to see three powerhouse university choirs perform together!  These singers, from three very different schools, come together for a collaborative, diverse and inspiring musical exchange.  Originated by the husband and wife team of Deanna Joseph, (GSU conductor) and Daniel Bara (UGA conductor) and joined by Eric Nelson (Emory conductor), this Festival enters its seventh year of top notch musical excellence.

Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary

The Tallis Scholars was founded in 1973. Through recordings and concert performances, the ensemble has established itself as the leading exponent of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Peter Phillips has worked with the group to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound that he feels best serves the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard.

With their legendary sound, The Tallis Scholars under the direction of Peter Phillips take us on a journey of musical and human metamorphosis through six musical centuries – from medieval chant to the ethereal sounds of contemporary composer, Arvo Pärt, from the resplendent triumph of the Magnificat, to the world-weariness of the Nunc Dimittis.  The program, Metamorphosis, features works of medieval chant, Renaissance composers Orlando Gibbons and Michael Praetorius, modern masters such as Stravinsky and Holst, and the legendary contemporary composer Arvo Pärt.  Tickets are $25 per person.  Tickets will be available beginning January 1, 2017 at www.prumc.org.

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Musical Stations of the Cross

Passion of the Christ: The Musical Stations of the Cross

Passion of the Christ: The Musical Stations of the Cross
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
Scott H. Atchison, gallery organ  |  Zachary Fritsch-Hemenway, chancel organ
Schola, antiphons  |  John Lemley, narration

With origins dating back to the Middle Ages, the Stations of the Cross refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion.  They grew out of imitations of Via Dolorosa (“Way of Sorrows”) in Jerusalem believed to be the actual path Jesus walked to Mount Calvary.  Now a Lenten devotion, the object of the stations is to help the Christian faithful make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ.  Take this spiritual Journey with us and find the sacred in Gregorian chant, organ improvisation and the spoken word in a stunning candlelit setting.  This presentation creates a musical picture of Christ’s life through each Station right before your eyes.

Coro Vocati

Coro Vocati:  Bach’s St. John Passion

Coro Vocati:  Bach’s St. John Passion
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 3:00 pm, Moore Chapel
The passion of our Lord comes to life through this monumental work.

Thomas Trotter

Atlanta Summer Organ Festival

Atlanta Summer Organ Festival
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 7:30 pm., Sanctuary
Thomas Trotter

Come celebrate our 15 years as a host of the Atlanta Summer Organ Festival with British virtuoso, Thomas Trotter!  Mr. Trotter is the Birmingham City Organist, as well as organist at St. Margaret’s Church and visiting Fellow in Organ Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.  $15 suggested donation includes dessert reception.