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Past Concerts and Events

Lessons and Carols

Sunday December 11, 2022

"Christmas from the Female Perspective"

Celebrating Christmas carols, hymns, and poetry both new and old, this service of lessons and carols is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! The nine lessons told as a part of this service walk through the Christmas story, from Earth's creation to the arrival of the Magi to witness the birth of Jesus Christ in the manger. Each choral carol and congregational hymn is meant to accentuate the stories told through these lessons, and to inspire joy and wonderment in the miracle of the Christmas story. This year's theme is Christmas from the female perspective featuring music by female composers, arrangers, and lyricists.

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Choir and Organ

Saturday October 29, 2022

Performed in conjunction with the Chattanooga chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

This one of a kind concert featured works for choir, organ, and both together, culminating in a grand performance of the Messe Solennelle by Louis Vierne for two organs and choir.

In addition to the mass, this concert premiered two works by our own Ethan McGrath. Other composers included were Balfour Gardiner, Gabriel Faure, Randall Thompson, John Tavener, and Robert Lucas Pearsall.

At its core, this concert highlighted the relationship between choral and organ music – something that is often neglected outside of the Christian tradition – and spotlighted those in our community dedicated to its performance and preservation.

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2021-2022 Season

Season Kickoff - Home

August 22, 2021

 

Chorus Angelorum Chattanooga, with The Church of the Good Shepherd, presented their premiere live concert - Home - featuring works by Pavel Chesnokov, Stephen Paulus, and many more, celebrating the Earth and Universe humanity calls home.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday December 5, 2021

The nine lessons told as a part of this service walk through the Christmas story, from Earth's creation to the arrival of the Magi to witness the birth of Jesus Christ in the manger. Each choral carol and congregational hymn is meant to accentuate the stories told through these lessons, and to inspire joy and wonderment in the miracle of the Christmas story.

An Office of Tenebrae

Tuesday April 11, 2022

The name Tenebae (the Latin word for darkness or shadows) has traditionally been given to the ancient monastic night and early morning services (Matins and Lauds) of the last three days of Holy Week, which in medieval times came to be celebrated on the preceding evenings.

Celebrating the Choral Music of Black Composers

Saturday June 11, 2022

This concert celebrated the choral music of black composers, featuring works by Rosephanye Powell, Nathaniel Dett, Undine Smith Moore, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Mitchell Southall, Marques Garrett, and Keith Hampton.
There event included a pre-concert chat at 6:00pm in Fox Hall, led by Neshawn Calloway, where we discussed the historical and cultural relevance of Choral Music by Black Composers, as well as how musicians can best communicate that story through performance.

2020-2021 Season

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday December 20, 2020

The inaugural performance for Chorus Angelorum was a virtual service of Lessons and Carols, filmed over several weeks in order to adhere to the strict safety regulations for COVID-19 at the time. 

An Office of Tenebrae

Wednesday March 31, 2021

In the Episcopal Church, the three major services of the Sacred Triduum, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil, are celebrated around sunset, noon, and midnight respectively. The Office of Tenebrae is celebrated as a preparatory service on the evening before these three days. The office is structured around the chanting of psalms, readings, and responsories.

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