Concert Series

2019 - 2020 Music Arts Calendar

Colour of Music Festival


November 8, 2019 ♦  7 p.m.

  • Anthony Williams, organist
  • David Morrow, conductor

West End UMC is proud to host the first Colour of Music festival in Nashville celebrating African American contributions to classical music.  Join us for a gala organ recital on the mighty Moller and a performance of Robert Nathanial Dett’s “Chariot Jubilee.


Choral Evensong

November 17, 2019 ♦ 4 p.m.

  • West End Sanctuary Choir
  • Andrew Risinger, conductor
  • Robert S. Brewer, conductor

Evensong, mostly sung by the choir, is a service of reflection - of leaving oneself open that God may speak to us through the Psalms and readings and canticles which are the core of the liturgy.  This service of prayers, both sung and spoken, will include music of Barnard, Randall, Kelly, and Boyle. All are invited.


Chancel Choir Christmas Concert


December 8, 2019 ♦ 4:30 p.m.


  • Scott Brons and Matthew Phelps, conductors
  • Andrew Risinger, organist
The Chancel Choir will join forces with the choirs from Volunteer State University to present David MCullough’s Canite Tuba and Camille Saint-Saens’ sublime Christmas Oratorio with orchestra.



Annual Candlelighting Service


December 15, 2019 ♦ 5:30 p.m.

Our entire music department leads the congregation in the ancient tradition of Lessons and Carols. Early arrival is recommended due to its popularity.


Lenten Noonday Recitals

Join us on Thursdays in lent at 12 noon for a short recital followed by lunch. Artists will be announced in the fall.


Lenten Choral Concert

March 8, 2020 ♦ 4:30 p.m.

  • Matthew Phelps, conductor
  • Andrew Risinger, organist

The Chancel Choir will premiere their ACDA Regional Convention program, featuring the music of Dan Forrest and will also perform Haydn’s Missa Brevis Sancti Johannes Deo (Little Organ Mass) with orchestra. The concert will also a feature an organ concerto with West End’s Principal organist, and organist for the Nashville Symphony, Andrew Risinger.


Sanctuary Choir Evensong

May 17, 2020 ♦ 4 p.m.

Close the season with the second of two Evensongs offered by the Sanctuary Choir this year.