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.

Christmas Oratorio Part 1 ♦ J.S. Bach

December 3, 2017 ♦ 5 p.m.

  • West End Chancel Choir
  • Matthew Phelps, conductor

  • Come hear a rare performance of Bach’s Christmas masterpiece with full orchestra. Early arrival recommended.

Beethoven Festival: The Mass in C major

March 25, 2018 ♦ 4:30 p.m.

  • West End Chancel Choir
  • The Choirs of Lipscomb University and Orchestra
  • Elliston Trio, guest artists
  • Earl Rivers, guest conductor

Join us for this special event featuring Beethoven’s monumental Mass in C major. This concert will also include a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, featuring the Ellison Trio which includes Matthew Phelps on piano. The concert will be led by guest conductor Earl Rivers, director of choral activities at the College Conservatory of Music and former Artistic Director of Vocal Arts Ensemble Cincinnati and the World Choir Games.

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 22, 2017 ♦ 5 p.m.

  • West End Sanctuary Choir

  • Andrew Risinger, conductor

  • Join the Sanctuary Choir as they lead us in the beautiful service of Evensong.

Christmas Candlelight Service

December 10, 2017 ♦ 5:30 p.m.

  • Combined Choirs and Handbell Choirs of West End

  • Matthew Phelps, Andrew Risinger, Allison Williams, and Carla Fox 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.

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.

Vocal Arts Nashville

March 4, 2018 ♦ 4:30 p.m.

  • Matthew Phelps, conductor

Join Nashville’s newest professional chamber choir in a performance of music by Bach and Brahms. This concert will feature the lovely Liebeslieder Waltzes accompanied by West End member and internationally renowned concert pianist Marilyn Shields-Wiltsie. (This concert will have a 10 dollar suggested donation)

Beethoven Festival: The Complete Sonatas

March 23, 2018 ♦ 7 p.m. ♦ Lipscomb University ♦ Early Period Sonatas

March 24, 2018 ♦ 10 a.m. ♦ Steinway Gallery ♦ Middle Period Sonatas

March 24, 2018 ♦ 7 p.m. ♦ Lipscomb University ♦ Late Period Sonatas

This is a special rare event. Over 20 pianists from across the region will perform all 32 piano sonatas by Ludwig Van Beethoven. No body of work rivals the depth and greatness of this cycle of sonatas. These offsite performances feature Matthew Phelps and Andrew Risinger, and also include West End members Marilyn Shields-Wiltsie, Steve Hyman, and Colleen Phelps.

Nashville Concerto Orchestra

June 3, 2018 ♦ 12 p.m.

  • Roger Wiesmeyer, artistic director
  • Matthew Phelps, pianist

Come hear Matthew Phelps play Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major accompanied by Nashville’s newest orchestra.

October 22 2017

Evensong Service

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