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. Events are held at Church of the Nativity.

Everyone is invited to attend the events and admission to most events is free. If you are able to make a donation, your donation will be gratefully appreciated and will go toward the cost of producing future events. Most events are at 4 pm on Sunday. Childcare is
provided.

The sit-down dinner and presentation Foods from the Time of Jesus is at 5 pm and requires an advance ticket purchase ($12).

Spirituality in the Arts 2014-2015 season brochure (.pdf).

 

Requiem, by John RutterMassChoir

4 pm – March 15, 2015

The choirs of Church of the Nativity and St. Paul’s, Cary perform John Rutter’s Requiem. This musical setting of an adaptation of the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass by English composer John Rutter was completed in 1985. The setting  features combined choirs, soloist, and orchestral accompaniment.

 

An Ancient Mediterranean Meal:Zacki-2

Foods from the Time of Jesus

5 pm – April 26, 2015

How would you like an evening to experience a meal that Jesus would have eaten? Join us for a presentation and meal prepared by local Chef Zacki Murphy.

Advance tickets required for this event. ($12)

 

 

Tosca, Tunes, & Tofu:
Take Eleven!Tosca, Tunes and Tofu

4 pm – June 7, 2015

Now in its 11th year, Tosca, Tunes, and Tofu delights audiences with performances by members of Church of the Nativity and friends. After the concert enjoy a tofu
extravaganza buffet served up savory and sweet with a bit of spice.

 

 

Past Events

Two Tales from Bethlehem

VCC

4 pm – December 7, 2014

Voce Camerata & Consort and the Nativity Players join together to present two of the Chester Mystery Plays: The Annunciation and The Play of the Shepherds. These plays tell the story of the coming of the Christ as it was told in the 13th century by English craft guilds. Originally performed in churches, the performances were moved to the marketplaces and performed on pageant carts by various guilds after the pope banned priests from acting. Travel back in time with us to see and hear this timeless story of God’s gift to humanity.

Aurora MusicalisAurora-trio-small

4 pm – October 26, 2014 

Spirituality in the Arts kicks off its 11th season with North Carolina’s longstanding chamber music ensemble, Aurora Musicalis (Jimmy Gilmore-clarinet, Elizabeth Beilman-cello, and John Noel-piano). They will perform the well-known and beautiful Trio in A minor, Op. 114 by Johannes Brahms, as well as a recently discovered work by Austrian composer Carl Frühling.

 

 Previous Year’s Programs:

Spirituality in the Arts 2013-2014

Spirituality in the Arts 2012-2013