Nashville Early Music Ensemble

Nashville Early Music Ensemble
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This photo came from a performance of the Nashville Early Music Ensemble at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, TN on Sunday, February 10, 2008. The Concert was entitled She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not and was a Valentine’s Day Tribute. The ensemble is designed to perform the vocal and instrumental music of the Medieval and Renaissance periods as well as traditional folk music from several world cultures. The twenty-member ensemble features musicians with diverse music backgrounds but all with experience in early music. The instruments featured in this concert were viols, violin, rebec, lute, ud, guitars, psaltery, harp, recorders, and a wide variety of percussion. The director is Dr. Gerald Moore, a retired music professor from Lipscomb University, who taught music theory and directed the Lipscomb Early Music Consort for over twenty-five years. For more information on the NEME, visit their website at

First Baptist Church of East Nashville

First Baptist Church of East Nashville
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601 Main St., Listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Classical Revival architecture.

The church building was built in 1928 on the corner of Main and Sixth streets. It was expanded in 1931 and continuously improved, especially from 1934 through 1941. The front entrance of the church was restructured because of the widening of Main Street during the 1960s. Built in a Classical Revival design, this beautiful church building contains a magnificent pipe organ, melodic chimes, a mural by Tennessee State University professor and artist Frances Thompson, and memorial windows.

First Baptist Church, Nashville, TN – A Vibrant and Thriving Downtown Church

First Baptist Church, Nashville, TN was founded in 1820. This Church is linked to a glorious past and is certain to have a bright future in the heart of downtown Nashville, Tennessee. In 1891, The Baptist Sunday School Board, now known as Lifeway Christian Resources, was founded in the pastor’s study of this historic church. Also, the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home had its beginning at First Baptist Church. The historic 200 ft. tall Gothic tower at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Broadway that graces the beautiful Nashville skyline symbolizes a glorious past while the present Sanctuary is a symbol of the church’s continuing ministry in the heart of downtown Nashville, as well as Davidson, the surrounding counties, and around the world. Please visit our church’s website at for a worship schedule as well as other activities and events. View this video to see the past, present, and future First Baptist members enjoy as they study, sing, travel, minister, and praise God together. *****Created by Michael Valentine*******
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Nashville Church Posts Former Building on eBay

Otter Creek Sanctuary and Educational Facility

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 29, 2008

The Otter Creek Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee, has decided to list its former building on eBay®. Hoping to gain attention for the property in the midst of an economic downturn and real estate turmoil, the church has turned to the online international auction and shopping site.

The church’s property, located at 5253 Granny White Pike in Nashville, is comprised of 9.65 acres totaling 31,210 sq. ft. which includes a sanctuary, two-story educational wing, and large parking lot.

Having outgrown their Granny White location, the Otter Creek Church purchased a building in Brentwood from the Living Word Church in early 2006. The former building is currently being leased to a church. The Otter Creek Kindergarten and Preschool are also continuing to occupy the space while the school is trying to relocate to the new Brentwood location as well.

Phil Gibbs, Otter Creek’s Director of Ministries says, “The move of the Otter Creek church family to our new location has certainly been a blessing, but it was done with very mixed feelings since so many of us have had our children raised and baptized at the Granny White location. While we feel sure that our move was directed by God, we would be most gratified to see the Granny White property be used as a church facility playing an important role in the Forest Hills community.”

The property is located in the Forest Hills neighborhood — one of the most affluent in Nashville. The property is zoned institutional, making the property most ideal for a church or school.

“Having spent my career in the commercial real estate market in Nashville,” says Otter Creek elder Wayne Tomlinson, “I can say with great confidence that this may be one of the top locations for a medium size church looking to make an impact in the Nashville community. The feel of the building and the access to the southern portions of Metro Nashville makes this a very attractive opportunity for the right church.”

Associate Minister Doug Sanders adds, “For a growing church that has a heart for Nashville, I can think of no better place to locate. In the days of ostentatious buildings meant to showcase a group of people to the community, this property quietly reaches out and invites the neighborhoods to come in and get to know Jesus.”

Interested parties may contact Otter Creek at (615) 373-1782 or for more information.


Laura Troup



Christ Church Cathedral Pipe Organ – Nashville

Christ Church Cathedral Pipe Organ – Nashville
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I generally don’t like taking HDR pictures because of the extra effort involved. However, tonight I was standing in just the right place that I felt it needed to be done. This is inside the Sanctuary of Christ Church Cathedral along Broadway in Downtown Nashville, TN. The Pipe organ is in the balcony in the back.

Boring Technical details. Set the camera to Aperture Priority / 8.0. used exposure bracketing. at home, merged with photomatix.

I was at the cathedral for a performance of the Nashville Early Music Ensemble.

Nashville Concerts – Music is the Soul of Life

Nashville Concerts – Music is the Soul of Life

Life and music are two inseparable terms. The joy of music can only be enjoyed by the living ones. And this sweet feeling is mixed up in the nature. The path of Music is sound. Music can be concluded as an art. The common parameters of are rhythm, pitch; timber, etc. Pitch has got the special place in the music. It makes melody and harmony, and it is attached with meter and tempo. The quality factors are also very much effective.

The definition of music changes according to the changing society. The word revolves around simple terms like performance, creation and significance. There is a large variation of music in the world. The level shows the variation between organized compositions and aleatoric forms.
Music is an indifferent part of life. People in different culture enjoy different kinds of music. Great philosophers have said that music is tones of melodies and harmonies. In the horizontal direction, it is melody and in the vertical direction, harmony.

The harmony of the spheres is enjoyed by everyone upon this planet. And the melody gives a sweet feeling to the ears. These pleasant sounds give relax to body and mind. Different famous persons have different parameters to define music. Few people say that the music means only sound. It shows that if there is no noise than it is music. Musicologist believes that there is a great gap between music and noise.
The composition of Music is done for various purposes. It can be composed for aesthetic pleasure. It can also be done for religious purposes. The motive of the composition is also for entertainment purpose. Amateur musicians get the full pleasure in composing their own melodious music. Furthermore, they do not use this for money.

Professional musicians are getting employed by many organizations. For example, many churches, music schools and orchestras are now taking music as their important part of their institution. Now a day, film production companies are using music by Professional musicians. They are now working as freelancers.
There are many connections between professional musicians and amateur. Now a day, the amateur musicians are learning with professional ones. The combined performance of the advanced amateur musicians along with professional ones is making a great effect on the listeners. The performance is enhanced with the use of latest updated orchestras. Therefore, the level and status of advanced music has been increased in the present time.

Gregory Ortel is an online webmaster of a number of concert sites including Nashville Concerts. You can find more insights, news, concerts, and reviews at “

First Baptist Church, Nashville, TN and the Magnificent 59-Rank Schantz Pipe Organ

These are photos of the historic First Baptist Church, located at 108 Seventh Avenue South and Broadway in downtown Nashville, TN. The Sanctuary was designed by renowned architect Edwin A. Keeble and Associates. The theme of the beautiful stained glass windows was inspired by the late Dr. H. Franklin Paschall (1922-2009) and designed by Goode Paschall Davis. The theme of the windows is Divine Revelation. Dr. H. Franklin Paschall was a great asset in the design of the Sanctuary. The magnificent organ heard in this clip is a 1970 59-Rank Schantz Pipe Organ with 3236 pipes. The heroic tones heard in these pieces come from the Trompette en Chamade. First Baptist Church, Nashville is getting ready in 2010 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of our beautiful Sanctuary and majestic pipe organ. Our Church website is There will be more details to come about the events commemorating our glorious Sanctuary and our majestic organ. For more information on our organ, please visit http ***All photos in this video clip were taken by Michael Valentine
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