Calvary Sacred Arts

The Mission of the Calvary Sacred Arts is to present beautiful music to the Glory of God and enrich the worship of the congregation; honor both the influence of the Anglican Tradition and Bach at Calvary in a spirit of collaboration; and support the Outreach Ministry of Calvary by raising funds through music events and services.


Calvary has always been known for excellence in sacred music and public concerts.  The 2019-2020 season will feature many opportunities to hear beautiful music and we invite you to experience this beauty God has created. Whether it be Bach Vespers, Choral Evensong, or the Lenten Recital Series, all of these concerts are open to the public for all to benefit.  


Each thirty-minute recital will be followed by Choral Evensong or Bach Vespers, sung by the semi-professional choir of Calvary Church. Additionally, in Advent the choir will present the iconic Christmas service of Nine Lessons and Carols, modeled after King's College, Cambridge, UK.


If you are interested in supporting Calvary's Sacred Arts Series. please contact Shawn Dawson, Director of Music.

Choral Evensong and Bach Vespers

Evensongs and Vespers 3:30pm followed by a sung service at 4pm, other concerts as noted.

Choral Evensong

September 22, 2019 | 4:00 pm

3:30 pm | Dr. Stephen Black | Organ










Bach Vespers

October 27, 2019 | 4:00 pm

3:30 pm | Lecture | Dr. John Hale

Choral Evensong

November 24, 2019 | 4:00 pm

3:30 pm | Concert | Con Brio String Trio




Bach Vespers

February 16, 2020 | 4:00 pm

3:30 pm | Lecture | Dr. John Hale

Choral Evensong

with Ballard High School Concert Choir

March 22, 2020 | 4:00 pm

3:30 pm | Concert |

Ballard High School Concert Choir

Noel Weaver, Director

Lenten Recital Series

12:05 pm on Wednesdays during Lent

2020 Dates:

March 4    

March 11   

March 18   

March 25        

April 1       

Festivals and Concerts

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

December 22, 2019, 4:00 pm




Louisville Four Choirs Festival

January 24, 2020, 7:30 pm

Hosted this year by the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Choirs of Calvary, Christ Church Cathedral, and St. Martin of Tours join together in shared musical tradition. 

Support Sacred Arts 

Calvary welcomes your sustaining gifts to the Sacred Arts Concerts and Choral Evensong.  Your generous tax-deductible contribution helps us to continue to offer concerts and recitals to the Louisville community. You may choose from one of the following donation levels.

  • Benefactor ($2,000 or above)

  • Patron ($1,000 or $1,999)

  • Associate ($500 - $999)

  • Friend ($250 - $499)

  • Sponsor ($125 - $249)

  • Supporter (Any Gift)


Please send checks payable to:

Calvary Episcopal Church

821 South Fourth Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40203

Memo: Sacred Arts 


Thank you for your generous support of the Sacred Arts at Calvary.

Calvary Episcopal Church |  821 South Fourth Street   Louisville, KY 40203  502-587-6011

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