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.

 

CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND 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 Belndulf 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

Live Music

Spring 2021

Music Concerts at

Christ Church Cathedral

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

    March 27, 6:30pm Video Premiere

    The lamentations of Jeramiah 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 Jeramiah 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

    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

  • Preludes and Portraits: music by Dubussy 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

Live Music

Alejandro offers a quick a musical history lesson on Pachelbel’s Canon 

Conductor and violinist Alejandro is entering his fifth season as Artistic Director and Conductor of Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. Following a successful tenure as Associate Conductor of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, he is also Artistic Director of Denver’s Sphere Ensemble, Acting Concertmaster/Principal Second Violin of Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale and member of the Permian Basin String Quartet. Alejandro also served as Freeman Conducting Fellow with Chicago Sinfonietta, Associate Conductor of Boulder Symphony and as Music Director of Cantabile.

Live Music

Alice’s Pachelbel’s Canon continues to add to our excitement for Saturday night’s concert. We hope it does the same for you!

Alice Culin-Ellison, violinist and co-artistic director of Bourbon Baroque, is a versatile historical performer with training in over 400 years of repertoire. She also co-founded Incantare, an ensemble of violins and sackbuts specializing in lesser-known repertoire of the late 16th, and early 17th centuries. As concertmaster, Alice has led productions of Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Purcell’s King Arthur, and soloed with various ensembles. Other professional engagements include Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Chatham Baroque, and Apollo’s Fire.

Live Music

No, you’re not mistaken, there is an echo! Sarah gives us a sonic taste of an offstage echo also known as “sonata en ecco.”

Violinist Sarah Elizabeth Cranor is passionate about the freedom of sonic possibilities found in both historical and contemporary music. She is acting Concertmaster / Principal Second Violin with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, a member of the Permian Basin String Quartet, and performs with baroque ensembles across the greater Midwest region.  Sarah directed two successful years of Tonos del Sur at Indiana University, a campus-wide historically-informed ensemble course which explored the intersection of European music with the colonization of the New World.

Live Music

Joanna gives us a bass line that has us curious for more… Henry Purcell! 

Joanna Blendulf is associate professor of music in baroque cello/viola da gamba at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Joanna has performed and recorded with leading period-instrument ensembles throughout the nation and abroad. She is currently co-principal cellist and principal viola da gamba player of the Portland Baroque Orchestra. She has also performed as principal cellist of Pacific MusicWorks, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, and the New York Collegium.