Engaging the Arts

Our Cathedral is committed to supporting local and state wide cultural efforts in all areas of the art. Engaging the arts in expressing our faith, celebrating our diversity, and connecting with our community is an important aspect of our life as a cathedral.

We are inspired by God’s continuing wonderful creation and the spark of creation which exists within each of us, and are enthusiastically committed to welcoming and fostering all of the arts, within the Cathedral walls and beyond.

The Cathedral fosters partnerships with musicians, visual and performing artists.

One of the various ways in which we are supporting the arts is by having artists- in -residence.

To learn more about how we are participating in God’s mission through the arts, please contact a member of our team at [email protected]  or contact our Dean at [email protected]

Artists-in-Residence

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Cuatro Puntos, Artists-in-Residence “Cuatro Puntos" means "four points" in Spanish, and references the dedication of the collective of chamber musicians to bring people from all parts of the world together through music. Musical diplomacy is key to their mission of spread chamber musicians, the group cites diplomacy as key to their mission of spreading peace and understanding through musical partnerships around the world while always striving for the highest in artistic excellence.

Poet-In-Residence

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Lindsay Rockwell is currently the poet-in-residence for the Episcopal Church of Connecticut as well as host for their Poetry and Social Justice Dialogue series. She has been published, or is forthcoming in, Connecticut River Review, Amethyst Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Birmingham Arts Journal, among others.  She won first prize in the October Project Poetry Contest, 2020, and the 81st Moon Prize from Writing in a Woman’s Voice, 2021. Lindsay also holds a Master of Dance and Choreography from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is an oncologst.

Body And Land: Exhibition For Eco-Justice

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Body and Land is a multi-disciplinary performance that explores eco-justice from multiple perspectives. This is a paradigm shift and a work which celebrates the familial relationship between our vulnerable bodies and the vulnerable body of the land we share. Sponsored by a Creation Care grant from The Episcopal Church in collaboration with, Church of The Holy Trinity, Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet, and Christ Church Cathedral.

Body and Land will take place June 4th through June 12th, 2022. The schedule of the week is listed below.

This initiative is a creative and gentle invitation to meditate and explore our relationship with creation and our call to raise awareness on matters of eco-justice as followers of Jesus. All events are free and open to the public. Please join us as we conclude this wonderful season of Body & Land events across ECCT. This grand finale will be hosted in person at our Cathedral and live-stream through our social media outlets and website.

Saturday June 4th- 7:00 pm and Sunday June 5th- 4:00 pm

Grand Opening - Body and Land by Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet featuring Theologian Ellen Davis

Monday June 6th at 7:00 pm

Performance by Body and Land by Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet

Featuring a performance hosted by Hartford Stage - Directed by Zoe Golub-Sass

Tuesday June 7th at 7:00 pm - Featuring Cuatro Puntos

Concert with Cuatro Puntos

Featured Guest Speaker Sam Fuller

Wednesday June 8th at 7:00 pm

Body and Land by Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet

Featuring Canon Ranjit K. Mathews ECCT Racial, Justice, Healing, and Reconciliation Network 

Dialogue on Intersection of Social/Racial Justice and Creation Care.

Thursday, June 9th at 7:00 pm

Featuring Cathedral Music and Poetry by Dr. Lindsay Rockwell with a performance by Body and Land by Ekklesia School of Ballet

Friday, June 10th 7:00pm

Body and Land by Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet performance

Sunday, June 12th 10:00 am- Closing Eucharist

Partially Bilingual- Service featuring Body and Land by Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet and Cathedral Choirs.

Guest Preacher: The Rev. Stephanie Johnson 

Celebrants: The Rev. Mary Barnett and the Very Rev. Miguelina Howell