Our concert series, Concerts on Canterbury, features concerts by a variety of extraordinary choirs, organists and other musicians.

To receive notices of upcoming concerts, simply email our Organist/Choirmaster and ask to be added to the concert email list.


Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Organist Eric Plutz in Concert

Eric Plutz has begun his second decade as University Organist at Princeton University, where his responsibilities include playing for weekly services and academic ceremonies at the Chapel, as well as solo concerts. He is Lecturer in Music and Instructor of Organ at Princeton University. Mr. Plutz is rehearsal accompanist for the Westminster Symphonic Choir at Westminster Choir College. 

As an organ concert soloist, Mr. Plutz, who “performs with gusto, flair, clarity, and strong yet pliant rhythmic control (Mr. Hildreth for The American Organist),” has accepted engagements in distinguished locations across the United States and abroad including Germany, Austria, Philadelphia (Verizon Hall, the Wanamaker Organ, Longwood Gardens), New York City (Avery Fisher Hall, Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Cathedral of St. John the Divine), Washington, DC (Washington National Cathedral), and San Francisco (Grace Cathedral).  He has been a featured artist at the Annual Convention of the Organ Historical Society as well as conventions of the American Guild of Organists. His playing has been broadcast on “With Heart and Voice,” “Pipedreams,” and “the Wanamaker Organ Hour.”

Admission is free. Contributions will be welcomed in support of concerts at St. Michael's.


Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

The Oakwood Waits Christmas Concert

Each year, the Oakwood Waits, dressed in their signature Dickens-era attire, perform a beautiful Christmas benefit concert. The concert is a highlight of the season for many Triangle residents. Proceeds from this year's concert will benefit downtown Raleigh's Camden Street Learning Garden, which is a mission of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

Suggested minimum donation: $10 at the door


Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Carolina Choral Artists Christmas Concert

Based in Greenville, and conducted by James Mauk, the Carolina Choral Artists make their Raleigh debut at St. Michael's with a concert of delightful Christmas choral music. The program will include Susan LaBarr’s “Songs for the Morning Star,” as well as works by Healey Willan, Will Todd, Craig Hella Johnson, and others.

Admission is free.


Monday, December 24, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Christmas Eve at St. Michael's

Join us as we celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord with a Eucharist at 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Prelude music begins 30 minutes prior to each service. Choral music will include Vaughn Williams' "Fantasia on Christmas Carols," as well as works by Hector Berlioz, Harold Darke, David Willcocks, and John Rutter, accompanied by organ and string orchestra. Christmas Eve services are not concerts, but we welcome all who wish to celebrate the birth of the Savior through these joyous liturgies.


Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Brian Reagin, violin

Sol Eichner, piano

Violinist Brian Reagin is Concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony, as well as Concertmaster of the Chautauqua Symphony. A frequent soloist with the North Carolina Symphony, his playing is enjoyed and admired by music lovers throughout the Triangle and far beyond.

$18 if purchased online
$20 at the door

Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Hymn Festival led by Douglas Major

For 14 years, Douglas Major served as Organist & Choirmaster at Washington National Cathedral. Dr. Major is an internationally-known organ soloist, and has made eight recordings on Washington National Cathedral's magnificent organ. In addition to his demanding concert schedule, he composes a considerable volume of music for organ, choirs, and chamber ensembles. Join us for a fun evening of hymns for the seasons of the Church Year.

 Photo © Nick Rutter

Photo © Nick Rutter

Monday, April 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, UK in Concert

Graham Ross, conductor

St. Michael’s is thrilled to welcome The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, UK, under the direction of conductor Graham Ross, for the second time!

$25 online or at the door. Advance online ticket purchase highly recommended! The choir’s previous concert was sold out.