Concert Series

Masterworks Series

The choirs of West End have been performing masterworks of sacred choral music for the better part of its history; often joined by members of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Join us for these magnificent events where we perform some of the greatest music ever written.

A Concert for Christmas

December 4, 2016 ♦ 4:30 p.m.

  • West End Chancel Choir

  • Vanderbilt University Student Brass Ensemble

  • Gil Long, director

  • New Dialect Dance Collective

  • Banning Bouldin, Artistic Director

  • Rebecca Allen, choreographer

  • Matthew Phelps, conductor

  • Andrew Risinger, organist
Celebrate Christmas with festive music for organ, choir, brass, and timpani. The concert will feature Christmas music by Gabrielli, Gibbons, and Holst for choir, brass, and organ. The concert also includes a performance of John Rutter’s exciting Gloria, featuring brand new choreography performed by New Dialect, Nashville’s contemporary dance ensemble.

Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

March 12, 2017 ♦ 4:30 p.m.

  • West End Chancel Choir

  • Jonathan Carle, cantor

  • Matthew Phelps, conductor
Tchaikovsky’s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom was the first significant piece written by a major composer for the Russian Orthodox Liturgy. Experience this choral masterwork in the setting of a vespers service.

Evensong Series

One of the most important things we do is worship through music. Join us for these wonderful events where we pray, sing, and experience some of the best sacred music that can be offered.

Evensong Service

October 30, 2016 ♦ 5 p.m.

  • West End Sanctuary Choir

  • Andrew Risinger, conductor

  • Caitlin Dowling, organist
In honor of their 25th Anniversary, the Sanctuary Choir will lead us in the beautiful service of Evensong. A reception will follow.

Christmas Candlelight Service

December 11, 2016 ♦ 5:30 p.m.

  • Combined Choirs and Handbell Choirs of West End

  • Matthew Phelps, Andrew Risinger, Caitlin Dowling, and Amy Smith conductors
Our Candlelighting Service is an annual tradition and our most popular event of the year. Prepare for Christmas with this Lessons and Carols Service that features music, scripture, and the annual singing of carols at the end of the service. Early arrival is required for a seat.

Evensong Service

May 7, 2017 ♦ 5 p.m.

  • West End Sanctuary Choir

  • Andrew Risinger, conductor

  • Caitlin Dowling, organist
Celebrate the Easter Season with the ancient tradition of choral evensong.

Artist Series

Each year West End features world class artists and performances by its own staff, members, and local musicians. These concerts often feature our 136 rank Moller organ, the largest in the state of Tennessee. Join us for these wonderful events.

Nashville Concerto Orchestra

October 19, 2016 ♦ 12 p.m.

  • Roger Wiesmeyer, artistic director

Nashville’s newest orchestra will present a noonday concert featuring new works and local musicians as soloists. Bring a lunch and join Roger in Reed Hall afterwards.

Vanderbilt University Choirs

November 29, 2016 ♦ 7:30 p.m.

  • Tucker Biddlecombe and David Binns Williams, conductors

The Vanderbilt University Choral Department will present a survey of the history of American choral music, ranging from hymn arrangements to American Spirituals.

SPECIAL EVENT: Westminster College Choir on tour

January 7, 2017 ♦ 7:30 p.m.

  • Joe Miller, conductor

The world famous Westminster Choir will come to West End for a concert you do not want to miss.

Concert Organist Jonathan Rudy

January 9, 2017 ♦ 7:30 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with the Nashville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists; National Young Artist Competition winner Jonathan Rudy will perform on the church’s 136 rank Moller organ, the largest in the state of Tennessee.