Atlanta Schola Cantorum will perform its annual Christmas concert on Saturday, December 1st at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta. This will be Schola’s first concert under its new Music Director, Dr. Christopher Walters, following the highly successful tenure of previous Music Director John Whitt, who resigned last May after leading Schola through eleven years of outstanding choral performances.
Chris Walters earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the Boston University College of Fine Arts in 2014. He founded the Huntsville Collegium Musicum in Huntsville Alabama in 2013 and served as its Music Director from 2013 to 2016. He is currently the Director of Choral Music at The Westminster Schools of Atlanta, a position he took in 2016.
Schola’s December 1st concert, “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue,” will include Victoria’s O magnum mysterium (old), Kodaly’s Veni, Veni Emmanuel (new), Hassler’s Missa super Dixit Maria (borrowed), Edenroth’s The World for Christmas (blue), and many other Advent numbers.
Tickets are $20, available at the door, while tickets for students, seniors, AEMA members, and St. Bartholomew’s parishioners are $15. The concert will start at 8:00 p.m. There is free parking behind St. Bartholomew’s, which is located at 1790 Lavista Road, Atlanta.