At Nativity, we seek to glorify God, to entertain and to enrich life in our greater community by offering arts events that communicate God’s love for us and our love for God and one another. Spirituality in the Arts is a series of performances and exhibitions that began in 2004. It features both amateur and professional artists, musicians, and performers — some from Nativity, some from outside. Most events are held at Church of the Nativity.
All events are free and open to the public. Events at Church of the Nativity are at 4 pm on Sunday. Child-care is provided for events at the church. The Nativity in Art and Music, at 2:30 pm on Saturday December 7, 2013 is in the auditorium at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Free; tickets from the Museum Box Office are required. Call (919) 715-5923.
For a brochure of all offerings this season, download the Spirituality in the Arts 2013-2014 season brochure (.pdf).
Tosca, Tunes & Tofu – Take 10
4 pm May 18, 2014
This event showcases an eclectic assortment of the talents of members and friends of Church of the Nativity. After the concert, enjoy a tofu extravaganza buffet served up savory and sweet with a bit of spice.
2:30 pm December 7, 2013
Church of the Nativity collaborates with the North Carolina Museum of Art again this year to present this family favorite program featuring art and music depicting the Nativity. From centuries old creations to modern works, David Steele, curator tells the artists stories accompanied by soul stirring music. Free; tickets from the Museum Box Office required. Call (919) 715-5923.
Aurora Musicalis – Quartet for the End of Time, Messiaen
4 pm – November 3, 2013
Raleigh’s own Aurora Musicalis performs this mystical work by composer Olivier Messiaen. While interned in WWII Stalag VIII-A prison camp, Messiaen composed Quartet for the End of Time, for the instruments he had on hand: a clarinet, a violin, a cello, and a piano. The work premiered January 15, 1941 for 5000 fellow prisoners. It is based on the book of Revelation’s Chapter 10 passage about the descent of the seventh angel at the sound of whose trumpet the mystery of God will be consummated and “there should be time no longer.” Come experience this musical exploration into the biblical concept of the end of time, of the past, future, and the beginning of eternity. At 3:15 pm a lecture about the music will precede the concert.
4 pm October 6, 2013
Soprano Karine Marshall with accompanist Calvin Marshall presents a concert of art songs and opera featuring composers Mozart, Schubert, Duparc, Bellini, Donaudy and Kander.
4 pm March 2, 2014
Quilter Evelyn Judson presents the Liturgical Year as represented in the creativity of her banner designs for Church of the Nativity. Join us for her stories behind these designs and the performance of music that honors these works of art.