Cathedral Heritage Foundation "Downtown Arts and Music Series"

The Cathedral Heritage Foundation has announced an interesting assortment of performances during the month of February at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 443 S. Fifth Street, and they're all free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, February 6, the Rowan County (Ky.) Senior High School Concert Choir, under the direction of John M. Stegner, will perform at 12:40 p.m.

The 85-member choir has received superior ratings at musical festivals in Nashville, Chicago, Washington, D.C., as well as in Kentucky, and Stegner was selected Kentucky Music Educator of the Year in Secondary Education in 1989.

Janet Hamilton will give an organ recital at the Cathedral on Sunday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m. Selections to be played by Ms. Hamilton include "Battala de seto tono," by Ximenez; "Adagio, Allegro und Adagio," by Mozart and "Fugue in d-moll," by Bach.

Ms. Hamilton, a graduate of Indiana University, where she earned a B.S. in Music Education and a M.M. in Organ Performance, recently completed requirements for a doctorate degree in Music. She teaches organ and Music Appreciation at IUS and is the organist for Centenary United Methodist Church in New Albany, Ind.

On Wednesday, February 20, at 12:40 p.m., the Kentucky Opera will perform an operalogue of the "Pirates of Penzance."

Louisville Orchestra's Wind Quintet rounds out the February series on Wednesday, February 27, at 12:40 p.m., with a performance of selections from Agay, Ibert, Mozart and others.

That's a lot of entertainment and the price can't be beat.