The Cathedral Concert Series, a program of the Diocese of Knoxville Music Commission, is dedicated to providing the community with free/low-cost opportunities to experience local, regional, national, and international sacred and classical music ensembles in the effort to support the Arts and foster appreciation for Sacred Music in East Tennessee. For more information, please contact Glenn Kahler (865) 558-4113
The Diocese of Knoxville Music Commission represents all quarters of the Diocese and serves the Diocese of Knoxville’s laity and clergy. It provides support services and resource management of worship music at both the parish and Diocesan levels. The Commission also acts as a liaison between the office of the Bishop and the local parish musicians.
The Commission meets regularly and manages an active roster of activities with the following mission: To promote the Gospel message of Jesus to the glory of God the Father through the mastery of musicianship in service to the Church, to protect the Church’s great repository of sacred music, to preserve the musical traditions of the Church, and those grown organically from them in full accordance with the Liturgy Documents, to support the New Evangelization by fostering respect and appreciation for sacred music in East Tennessee with the mind toward the ecumenical, and to support and enrich the activities pertaining to worship, education, and service of all Diocese of Knoxville Music Ministers.

Upcoming Events

Cathedral Concert: Scruffy City Orchestra – New Favorites: The Cathedral Concert Series is pleased to present Scruffy City Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Ace Edewards, for a symphonic orchestral concert titled New Favorites. The repertoire for this concert includes… HANDEL/ELGAR – Overture in D Minor, FRANK BRIDGE – The Sea, A Suite for Orchestra, Vasily Kalinnikov – Symphony No. 1 in G Minor. For more information about Scruffy City Orchestra, please visit

Admission is Free: Seating is Limited. (doors open 1 hour before the concert). Please Respect our Sacred Space: No Food/Drink/Gum.       

Pavilion Concert: Tennessee Wind Symphony: POPS in the Pavilion!

The Cathedral Concert Series is proud to present the Tennessee Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. John Culvahouse, performing an outdoor POPS CONCERT in the PAVILION (located behind the Cathedral and School.) Fun for the whole family!


The TWS has performed in Washington, DC, London, England and at Carnegie Hall, New York, and has received numerous awards and acclamations including the 2007-2008 John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Silver Scroll, North America’s most prestigious award for community concert bands. The Tennessee Wind Symphony is dedicated to excellence in symphonic band performance and to providing quality band music to the people of   Tennessee and the surrounding area.           

For more information about the TWS, please visit

Cathedral Concert: Amadeus Chamber Ensemble ¡Fiesta Española!

The Cathedral Concert Series is proud to present ¡Fiesta Española!, the third concert of the season by the Amadeus Chamber Ensemble, on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. The program is devoted to beloved favorites and intriguing rarities celebrating the rich heritage of Spanish composers. Venezuelan soprano Maria Brea will be featured in canciones by Obradors and Chapí, an aria from Falla’s opera La Vida Breve, and zarzuela arias from El Barbero de Sevilla (Giménez and Nieto) and Emigrantes (Barrera and Calleja). Brian Salesky will conduct the orchestra in the all-Spanish program including instrumental selections Jardines de Granada by Moreno Torroba, Danza from La Vida Breve by Falla, and La Oración del Torero by Turina. Violinist Miroslav Hristov, the Ensemble’s concertmaster, will take the solo spotlight in Una Noche en Sevilla by Albéniz.