A Message from the Music Director
Dear Friends of Cathedral Music,
Our 2022-2023 season was a fruitful time of collaboration, new experiences, and familiar classics. Highlights included the state premiere of Rutter’s “Missa Brevis”, a performance of “Amahl and the Night Visitors”, and our Black History Month Celebration, among many others.
As we look to the future, our 2023-2024 season highlights include our Bicentennial Celebration featuring one of Elgar’s great choral works, our service of Advent Lessons and Carols, our 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration, and a Sunday morning Lenten collaboration with Mobile’s Singing Children to perform Rutter’s “Mass of the Children.” We hope you will join us for these celebrations in the life of our church.
A Message from the Dean
Christ Church has a long history as a center of musical excellence in downtown Mobile. Organist and music director Elizabeth Bemis-Gatter is part of a distinguished lineage of highly gifted musicians and directors who have enriched worship here and created Christ Church’s reputation as a musical leader.
Elizabeth’s energy and openness to new ideas, along with her doctoral studies and connections in the regional musical community and her collaborative spirit, bring a fresh excitement to our shared life here at Christ Church Cathedral. In addition to her talents as a pianist, organist, and vocalist, Elizabeth is gifted in her work with singers, younger and older.
We look forward to continued choral delights in the program year ahead. To our traditional worship occasions, she has added new events in recent years, such as the Black History Month Celebration in early February and seasonal musical drama and choral events. This year’s highlights will include a collaboration with Mobile’s Singing Children and a special musical celebration for our Bicentennial on November 5..
As we move into our third century of sacred worship and music, I hope that many of you will come join us for the special spirit of joyful presence that live music offers. And please do give generously to support the Friends of Cathedral Music that makes possible the extraordinary musical events we will enjoy throughout the year ahead.
All events free to the public. Giving is appreciated but never required.
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Music is a vital ministry of Christ Church Cathedral and is made possible by the generous pledges of members and friends of the Cathedral to its annual operating budget. Additional funding through Friends of Cathedral Music allows us to sustain a broader artistic and spiritual outreach to the greater Mobile community. We are thankful for these gifts that go above and beyond other support given to Christ Church. Please consider making a gift to the Cathedral music program this year and become a Friend of Cathedral Music. These gifts will be used to support our special programs and the overall quality of our musical life. We are thankful for those of you who make this an annual habit. We are continuing a long and great musical tradition here at Christ Church Cathedral.