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.

For a brochure of all offerings this season, download the Spirituality in the Arts 2012-2013 season brochure (.pdf).

Past Events

TTTSpirituality in the Arts’ May event: Tosca, Tunes & Tofu – Take 9 – Sunday, May 19, 2013, 4 pm

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.


 Spirituality in the Arts’ April event: Organ concert by David Jernigan – Sunday, April 21, 2013, 4 pm

David Jernigan is one of the most decorated church musicians of his generation. Recently appointed Organist-Choirmaster at Christ Church, Raleigh, he has played in some of world’s the most prestigious concert venues: Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London, St. Phillip’s Cathedral in Atlanta, the National Cathedral in Washington, DC and Yale University to name a few. Join us for an afternoon of beautiful organ music.

Spirituality in the Arts’ March event:  “Molded By God”  a pottery workshop – Saturday, March 9,2013, from 10 am to 11:30 am

Come to this hands-on event for an opportunity to express your creative spirit with clay. This workshop will be presented Saturday, March 9, 2013 by The Reverend Amy Huacani, potter and Assistant to  the Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines, NC. It  will run from 10 am to 11:30 am.  You will have an opportunity to learn about various forms of pottery and create your own work. The cost for the workshop will be $15 for supplies.

We are looking forward to a fun time of molding in clay. Registration for this workshop is closed as of February 24, 2013.

Convocation ChoirChoral Evensong with the Raleigh Convocation Choir – Sunday, February 10, 2013, 4 pm

Come for prayer, meditation and singing at this traditional Choral Evensong service featuring music sung by the Raleigh Convocation Choir.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration of PeaceA Celebration of Peace – Sunday, January 20, 2013, 4 pm

Children from the community present a program of music, poetry and visual arts to celebrate the life of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


image014The Nativity in Art, Words, and Music – Saturday, December 8, 2012, 2 pm

Auditorium of the North Carolina Museum of Art

This multimedia program of images, insightful lectures, readings, and music is a collaboration between the North Carolina Museum of Art and Church of the Nativity. The presentation weaves together the beauty of Christmas as expressed in art, words, and music. David Steel, curator, and musicians from the Church of the Nativity join together for this presentation at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

J.S. Bach

J.S. Bach

A Choral Concert: Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80 (A Mighty Fortress is Our God) J.S. Bach – Sunday, October 21, 2012, 4 pm

The combined choirs of Church of the Nativity and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will be joined by soloists and orchestra members from the North Carolina Symphony for the performance of this time-honored cantata. Originally composed for the Reformation Day Festival sometime between 1727 and 1731, this cantata is  based on Martin Luther’s well-known hymn.

Raleigh BoychoirThe Raleigh Boychoir in Concert – Sunday October 7, 2012, 4 pm

Raleigh’s world-traveled boychoir sings a concert of Fall Colors featuring music of Bach, Schumann, and Handel. Established in 1968, this choir has performed at the White House, the World’s Fair, in Europe, at the International Children’s Choir in Carnegie Hall and with the North Carolina Symphony. In 1992 the choir was the recipient of the Raleigh Medal of Arts.