St. John Passion Playbill
A Note From the Director of Music
Canon and Director of Music
“One for the record books” is the first phrase that came to mind when the 2022-2023 concert series finally came into focus. Friends, I’m beyond thrilled to share with CCC’s 2022-2023 concert series is about big names, big works, and big dreams for the future! In this year’s concert series, we’ll celebrate some of the world’s greatest artists and greatest music. We’ll catch up with old friends and welcome new faces.
We’ll host IU Jacobs School of Music Chancellor’s Professor Emerita Marilyn Keiser, Butler Piano Professor Kate Boyd, and Jazz saxophonist Rob Dixon, celebrating world-class talent that lives on our doorstep. Well welcome the Fisk Jubilee Singers and the choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge. These sought-after choirs represent the zenith of the African-American Spiritual tradition, and the English Choral Tradition.
We’ll welcome back our friends Daniel Duarte & Petar Jankovic and our friends from the American Pianists Association. And on the eve of Holy Week, in a collaboration with Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Cathedral Choir will perform J.S. Bach’s monumental St. John’s Passion. Couple this with the launching of the Choir School, our Sunday offerings, our evensong recitals, and an upcoming Cathedral Choir tour to Hereford and Rochester Cathedral in the UK, and it is a year of music making at Christ Church Cathedral that is not to be missed. Simply put, it’s one for the record books.
Music Concerts at
Christ Church Cathedral
Marilyn Keiser, Organist
September 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Marilyn Keiser is Chancellor’s Professor of Music Emeritus at Jacobs School of Music, a renowned church musician, and peerless concert organist. Her grace, charm and warmth has earned her the reputation as the “first lady” of the organ world. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. to hear Dr. Keiser perform on Christ Church Cathedral’s Wolff and Taylor & Boody organs. Afterwards, join us for a reception to honor Dr. Keiser’s 37 years of service to the Diocese of Indianapolis.
Guitar Duo: Daniel Duarte & Petar Jankovic
October 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Daniel Duarte and Petar Jankovic return to Christ Church Cathedral for a duo guitar concert. Featuring their modern approach to the classical guitar repertoire, Daniel and Petar bring energy, world-class musicianship, and fun to their programs which have been heard around the United States. Don’t miss these IU faculty in concert!
Fisk Jubilee Singers
November 12 at 6:30 p.m.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers are vocal artists and students at Fisk University in Nashville, TN., who sing and travel worldwide. The original Fisk Jubilee Singers introduced ‘slave songs’ to the world in 1871 and were instrumental in preserving this unique American musical tradition known today as Negro spirituals. Winner of a 2021 Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album, the Fisk Jubilee Singers performance in Indianapolis will be a highlight of the concert season!
Beethoven Sonatas: Kate Boyd and Justine Cormack
January 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral is thrilled to welcome Butler Professor of Piano Kate Boyd and New Zealand Violinist Justine Cormack. After years of COVID delay, this duo is joining forces to finally celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth (2020). This concert will feature three of Beethoven’s sonatas for violin and piano, played on Christ Church’s beautiful Steinway, model D, piano.
Rob Dixon Trio
February 18 at 6:30 p.m.
CCC is thrilled to welcome the Rob Dixon Trio! Dixon is an nationally recognized saxophonist, having worked with some of the biggest names in the field. A graduate of Hampton University and the Jacobs School of Music, Dixon is the Artistic Director of Indy Jazz Fest, and a staple of the Jazz scene in Indianapolis. Don’t miss his trio live at CCC!
CANCELLED: St. John's Choir
March 24 at 6:30 p.m.
We regret that St. John’s Choir is no longer available at this time and the March 24 concert has been cancelled.
Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra: St. John Passion
April 1 at 6:30 p.m.
The Passions of J.S. Bach represents the zenith of the German Passion tradition, and the coming together of several musical forms to present the story of Christ’s death. Combining chorales, arias, recitative, and choruses, Bach tells the story of the Passion of Christ in a manner that explores the full range of the baroque style. The Cathedral Choir is overjoyed to collaborate with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra to present St. John Passion on the eve of Holy Week. Purchase your tickets now to hear one of Bach’s greatest masterworks.