World class music has always been a hallmark of Christ Church Cathedral, and in 2021 we’re redoubling our efforts to connect with you, the Mile Square neighborhood, and Indianapolis at large. In this all-online series, you’ll hear new music and old, see familiar faces and hear new talent. Through it all, we’ll continue the tradition of inspiring music coming from Christ Church Cathedral. I hope you’ll join us.

Mark your calendar to enjoy these livestreamed performances from the comfort of your home.

 

 

 

Live Music

Spring 2021

Music Concerts at

Christ Church Cathedral

  • Preludes and Portraits: music by Debussy and Williams 
    Preludes and Portraits: music by Debussy and Williams 

    May 29, 6:30pm Video Premiere

    Pianist Clare Longendyke returns to CCC to perform music by Amy Williams, Claude Debussy, and more! Preludes and Portraits is centered around Debussy’s iconic Préludes pour piano (Piano Preludes), which have long been favorite pieces of pianists and audiences alike.

    Piano Recital, Clare Longendyke

  • Dark Matter: Music in Response to Poetry
    Dark Matter: Music in Response to Poetry

    June 19, 6:30pm Video Premiere

    Joshua Thompson is a pianist, social musicologist, teaching artist and producer. He is increasingly recognized on a national scale for his expertise on classical composers of African descent and the inherent cultural connectivity in the broader aesthetic of Black Arts movements. His program “Dark Matter” is based on the poem of the same title by Manon Voice, a poet, spoken word artist, and Indianapolis native. Joshua’s program utilizes the masterworks from composers of African descent to tell the story of creation, joy, trial and triumph.

    Joshua Thompson, piano

  • Chamber music for strings & ORGAN
    Chamber music for strings & ORGAN

    February 27, 6:30pm Video Premiere

    Join us for an evening of chamber music for strings and continuo. CCC welcomes baroque violinists Sarah Cranor, Alice Culin-Ellison, Alejandro Gomez Guillen, and cellist Joanna Blendulf for a program of charming, and often quirky, chamber music, including Pachabel’s Canon like you’ve never heard it before!

    Sarah Cranor- violin I, Alice Culin-Ellison- violin II, Alejandro Gomez Guillen- violin III

    Joanna Blendulf cello and gamba

    Christopher Caruso-Lynch, organ

  • In the Wilderness: Trois Leçons de Ténèbres, François Couperin
    In the Wilderness: Trois Leçons de Ténèbres, François Couperin

    MARCH 27, 6:30PM VIDEO PREMIERE

    The lamentations of Jeremiah have been set to music for use during holy week by a myriad of composers, but French baroque composer François Couperin’s setting from 1714 eclipses the rest in capturing the pain Jeremiah feels at the destruction of Jerusalem. Cellist Joanna Blendulf, Sopranos Chloe Boelter and Paulina Francisco, and organist Christopher Caruso-Lynch present this timeless chamber music to prepare us for passiontide.

    Chloe Boelter, Paulina Francisco, sopranos

    Joanna Blendulf, cello

    Christopher Caruso-Lynch, organ

  • Old friends: Music for organ, four hands, four feet
    Old friends: Music for organ, four hands, four feet

    April 24, 6:30pm Video Premiere

    Simon Thomas Jacobs and Michael Gebhart have been associated with Christ Church Cathedral since 2011 and are delighted to return for a recital on the Cathedral’s wonderful Ruth Lilly Memorial Gallery Organ by Taylor & Boody. In addition to solo works by J.S. Bach, they will combine forces in a performance of Samuel Wesley’s “Duet for Organ”—a delightful work for two players, four hands…and one toe!

    Simon Thomas Jacobs, organ

    Michael Gebhart, organ

Old Friends: Concert Rewind

Enjoy a replay of this wonderful recital by former CCC organists Michael Gebhart and Simon Thomas Jacobs. Michael and Simon play works by J.S. Bach and works four hands on the Ruth Lilly Memorial Gallery Organ. Our next concert event, “Preludes and Portraits” featuring pianist Clare Longendyke, is coming to a screen near you on Saturday, May 29 at 6:30pm!

In case you missed it, experience François Couperin’s exquisit setting of Trois Leçons de Ténèbres, with text from the book of Lamentations.

Join Gambist Joanna Blendulf, Sopranos Chloe Boelter and Paulina Francisco, and organist Christopher Caruso-Lynch for a rewind of this timeless chamber music! Tune in on Saturday, April 24 at 6:30 pm for CCC’s next concert, Old Friends, when we’ll welcome back former CCC organists Simon Thomas Jacobs and Michael Gebhart for a concert of music for two organists!

In case you missed our earlier concerts (or if you’d love to hear them again), you’ll find them online where you can listen to them anytime.

Return to an evening of chamber music for strings & continuo!  In case you missed Saturday night’s concert premiere, we hope you’ll tune in and enjoy at your own pace. We return on March 27th during Holy Week with the lamentations of Jeramiah set to music.

 

 

Live Music