BrownBag Concert Series Resumes October 2 at Trinity Cathedral

Contact: April Miller, 216-774-0479,

Todd Wilson, Trinity’s Director of Music and Worship, is available for interviews.

Pre-Series Bonus Concert: Sept. 11

CLEVELAND—Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral’s Brownbag Concert Series kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 12:10 p.m. with a varied and evocative program of music from Downton Abbey!

Enjoy a program of hauntingly beautiful music from the current hit PBS series performed by Trinity Cathedral’s own Amethyst String Quartet and Trinity’s Director of Music, Todd Wilson. Quartet members include Mary Beth Ions (violin), Carol Ruzicka (violin), Alexandra Vago (viola) and Linda Atherton (cello).

Fans of Downton Abbey will revel in the evocative themes of the show as the music brings the post-Edwardian era atmosphere and characters to life. Hear not only music from the show but also favorite selections from the era including Elgar’s Salut d’Amour, works by Holst and Vaughn Williams, even fox trots, songs and waltzes popular in the 1920s.

With its stately English Gothic facade and interior Trinity Cathedral is the perfect venue for this October 2 concert. There is no better way to whet your appetite for season four of Downton Abbey that begins in January, 2014.

New this season, Music and Art will offer a pre-BrownBag bonus concert on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 12:10 p.m. Kathie Stewart (flute) and Jacob Street (harpsichord) present Flute Sonatas of J.S. Bach. All are welcome to this teaser event prior to the official kick-off of the concert series. Freewill offering. Lunch will be available for $5.

The BrownBag Concert series runs weekly from Oct. 2-Dec. 18. Guests are welcome to bring a lunch or purchase one for $5. Entire schedule available online at:

Concerts range from jazz to classical chamber music, big band, pipe organ with brass and much more. All programs take place in the beautiful Gothic nave of Trinity Cathedral. There is no admission fee – a freewill offering is taken at each concert. The Trinity Commons parking lot entrance is on Prospect Avenue at East 22nd Street. Overflow parking is available in the Cleveland State University Prospect garage. Parking is free.


About Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral:
Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral is a multi-faceted community arts organization that produces a free Brownbag Concert Series, collaborative arts programs, the annual Medieval Feast, and a variety of other arts-oriented programs, sometimes in conjunction with other organizations.  Each season, Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral produces or presents more than 40 events in the areas of music, dance, literature, theatre and the visual arts. Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral is led by Todd Wilson, Director of Music and Worship.

About Todd Wilson:
Todd Wilson, one of America’s leading concert organists, became Trinity’s director of music and worship March 1, 2011. Prior to that Wilson had been the cathedral’s organist and artist-in-residence since late 2009. A native Ohioan, he was director of music and organist at The Church of the Covenant in Cleveland for 19 years, and continues as head of the organ department at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is also organ curator of the recently restored Norton Memorial Organ (E. M. Skinner, 1931) in Severance Hall, and is house organist at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron, where he plays the restored 1915 Aeolian organ. Wilson has been heard in concert in many major cities throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, including concerts at Symphony Hall (Birmingham, UK), Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center, and Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee. For more information:

About Trinity Cathedral:
Trinity Cathedral, the Episcopal Church in downtown Cleveland, invites participation from people of all faiths, races, nationalities and walks of life. For more information on Trinity Cathedral and its programs, please call 216-771-3630 or visit Trinity Cathedral is located at 2230 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland.