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Choral Evensongs

Great Music Series
To look through our 2023-2024 Great Music Series music brochure, click here. This brochure has a complete listing of all choral services, concerts and more information about the music program at Christ Church Cathedral. 

Evensong Concerts

3:30pm
Our Evensong concerts are performed by local and national artists. The concerts are 30-minutes long and precede our sung Choral Evensong service at 4pm.

For a full list of this year's performers, Click Here.

Choral Evensongs

4:00pm
Choral Evensongs offer a beguiling invitation. Patterned on the ancient service of evening prayer, it marks the setting of the sun and the coming of darkness from which a new day will dawn. Therefore, at the close of day, we pause to give thanks for what has been. The Cathedral Choir lifts our prayers to God through rich and expansive choral settings. We join our voices with the prayers of countless generations to the glory of God. We invite you to be a part of this timeless and beautiful service.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

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Concert, 3:30pm
Rachel Renee Miller, harp
Evensong, 4pm 
The Cathedral Choir
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Sunday, September 17, 2023

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Concert, 3:30pm
Schuyler Robinson, organ
Jason Dovel, trumpet
University of Kentucky
Evensong, 4pm 
The Cathedral Choir

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Concert, 3:30pm
Altissimo Quartet
Madison Jones, violin 
Rebecca Kiekenapp, violin 
Dale Jones, viola 
Clyde Beavers, cello
All Souls Evensong, 4pm 
The Cathedral Choir
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Sunday, February 4, 2024

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Concert, 3:30pm
Gabby Manion Wrightson, organ
Pax Christi Catholic Church
Evensong, 4pm 
The Cathedral Choir

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Concert, 3:30pm
Robert Bozeman
Lisa Lewis

ORGAN DUO
Evensong, 4pm 
The Cathedral Choir
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Concert Artist Biographies

Schuyler Robinson
Dale Jones
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Schuyler Robinson, D.M.A, is the Professor of Organ Emeritus at the University of Kentucky (1982-2016). His tenure included teaching organ, harpsichord, music theory, and Collegium Musicum. Concurrently he served as Assistant Organist at Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral for 20 years under five different choir masters. As resident organist during the choirs’ six England residencies, he played in a dozen cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s and Canterbury Cathedrals. His collaboration with the DiMartino-Robinson Trumpet-Organ Duo included tours in 22 states in the US and Australia/Tasmania. Solo organ recitals were presented in five countries in Europe and throughout the US. He continues to perform, teach, assist in diocesan churches, and travel. His solo organ CD, A Kentucky Organ Tour: Nine Historic and Modern Organs of the Bluegrass is available from our Cathedral Bookstore or on RavenCD.com.

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Jason Dovel is Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Kentucky. He recently served as Visiting Professor at Ionian University in Corfu, Greece, and has appeared at more than 90 universities and festivals worldwide, most recently Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (Austria), Royal Northern College of Music (England), Conservatoire de Lyon (France), Uni Sant' Anna (Brazil), Royal Irish Academy of Music (Ireland), and the Queensland Conservatorium (Australia). He has recorded four solo CDs, authored 20 journal articles, and published more than 20 original compositions. He is a founding member of Quintasonic Brass and Sonitus Clarissima. His orchestral experience includes the Louisville Orchestra, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, Arkansas Philharmonic, and many other groups.

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Madison Jones grew up in Lexington, Ky, where she started violin studies at age five. She received her BM and MM in violin performance from the University of Kentucky in '21 and '23. While in school, she won the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and served as one of UKSO's concertmasters. Over the summers, she participated in music festivals such as Brevard Institute, Meadowmount, Garth Newel Emerging Artist Program, and Orvieto Musica. Madison maintained a studio of private violin students in Lexington for four years, and now teaches in Louisville. She is a current member of the Lexington Philharmonic.

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Rebecca Kiekenapp is a freelance performer and private instructor in the Lexington area. She performs as a cellist and teaching artist for the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, principal cellist of the Lexington Chamber Orchestra, and is a violinist with the London Community Orchestra. Ms. Kiekenapp earned a B.M. in cello performance summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota and a M.M. from the University of Kentucky. Her violin is a copy of the “Heifetz, David,” 1742 Guarneri Del Gesú, the last violin made by the late Timothy Jansma of Fremont, MI.

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Dale Jones graduated in 1987 from the University of Louisville with a Bachelors Degree in Music (viola performance), studying with Virginia Schneider and Michel Samson. He also studied abroad at Samson’s studio in Amsterdam. Dale began his viola studio in the Lexington area in 2002, and is a co-director of Lexington’s Original Viola Ensemble. He has performed with ensembles such as the West Virginia Symphony, Kentucky Bach Society, and Lexington Chamber Orchestra.

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Clyde Beavers is a graduate of the Juilliard School where he was a scholarship student under the tutelage of the world-renowned cellist Harvey Shapiro. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky. Clyde Beavers is an Adjunct Professor of violoncello at Asbury University and Transylvania University and also serves as Assistant Principal cellist in the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. As part of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra’s educational outreach program, he has served as a teaching artist, giving performances and presentations to school-aged children in Central Kentucky. Beavers has recorded for the Naxos label and performs on a cello that was recently crafted by Timothy J. Jansma.

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Gabrielle Manion Wrightson is a native of Bardstown, KY and a graduate of Providence College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in piano performance. Gabrielle was the organist and assistant music director at the Cathedral of Christ the King from 2018-2023. She recently became the Director of Music at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Lexington. She has been a member and soloist with the Lexington Singers and enjoys working as a collaborative pianist with various groups in Lexington.

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Dr. Robert L. Bozeman holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. He completed his graduate degree at the UMKC-Conservatory of Music and undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma. He has produced two CD recordings of choral and organ music which have been featured numerous times on the NPR program With Heart and Voice. He has also been interviewed and performed live on Classical 90.5. Robert owns a holistic practice called Bozeman Somatics, working with clients to improve movement and alleviate pain. He is a Bones for Life Teacher, Reiki Master, and Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). Additionally, he is a Certified Spiritual Director and Trained Labyrinth Facilitator. Many of his clients are professional musicians. He continues to concertize as a solo artist, is a published writer on life-long learning, and teaches master classes and workshops in addition to his private holistic practice. Learn more about him and his work at www.robertbozeman.com.

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Lisa Lewis is a graduate of the University of Louisville, with Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Organ Performance. Along with organ study with Melvin Dickinson, she studied musicology with Dr. Gerhard Herz and later worked with him on researching his book Bach Sources in America. Ms. Lewis is a frequent recitalist in the Louisville area, playing organ, harpsichord and piano. She has played organ recitals on the historic Schnitger organ in Stade, Germany and the Clicquot organ in Souvigny, France. Ms. Lewis is Organist/Choirmaster at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Anchorage, Kentucky, a post she has held since 1984. A new organ built by Martin Pasi, Roy, Washington was installed in May 2013. She is also Artistic Director of St. Luke’s Music Series. Lisa is staff accompanist at the University of Louisville School of Music, playing for the vocal studios.

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An award-winning harpist, Rachel Miller is celebrated for her dynamic qualities as a soloist, active orchestral musician, and enthusiastic collaborator and educator. She is Principal Harpist of Kalamazoo Symphony, and was Interim Principal Harp for Louisville Orchestra’s 2022/2023 Season. Rachel is engaged regularly by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Opera. Rachel has been a prize winner at the Lyon & Healy Awards, American Harp Society’s National Competition Advanced Division, and American Harp Society’s Anne Adams Awards. Rachel has shared the stage with a variety of artists including Andrea Bocelli, The Beach Boys, Evanescence, Josh Groban, Lindsey Stirling, Sarah McLachlan, Amy Grant, Celtic Woman, Christopher Cross, and Music City Hit-Makers (Nashville’s chart-topping songwriters). Rachel enjoys working in Nashville as a recording musician, and can be heard playing on many scores for Film, TV & video-games, and on projects for artists including Joss Stone, Jelly Roll and Greta Van Fleet. An energetic educator, Rachel enjoys sharing the harp with her students in her private teaching studio, welcoming students of all ages, levels and backgrounds. Rachel will join the faculty at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music as Adjunct Artist Teacher of Harp beginning Fall 2024. Rachel holds degrees from Michigan State University (BM 2012) and University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (MM 2014; AD 2018).

Rachel Miller
Lisa Lewis
Madison Jones
Clyde Beavers
Rebecca Kiekenapp
Jason Dovel
Gabrielle Manion Wrightson
Robert Bozeman
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