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Mid-Kentucky Arts at St. Catharine

Putting Talent in the Spotlight

Lights dim as magnificent music, orchestral and vocal, fills the hall. Another Mid-Kentucky Arts performance is underway on the St. Catharine College Campus …

Founded in 1998, Mid-Kentucky Arts at St. Catharine brings the rich pleasures of the arts to the people of the tri-county region. Through a thoughtfully planned schedule of events, students and members of local communities experience a broad range of professional quality performances as well as gain an avenue of personal expression for their own abilities.

From the start, Mid-Kentucky Arts has been a volunteer organization, funded by generous donations from the community. As the organization’s popularity continues to grow, the College’s long-term plans include eventually hiring a director to coordinate a rich array of performances and presentations across a variety of artistic media.

In addition to grand vocal and instrumental performances, past years’ presentations have coupled art exhibitions, dance performances and small theatrical vignettes with musical concerts featuring regional talent.

The Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine performs a program of Christmas music at St. Catharine Hall.

Above: The Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine performs a Christmas program at St. Catharine Hall.

Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine

A high point of Mid-Kentucky Arts is the Chorus composed of area men and women from all walks of life. Both the professionally trained and those who simply seek an opportunity to sing with others find a musical home within this talented group. The common denominator among members is a love of music and singing. The chorus always welcomes new voices. If you are interested in joining the chorus, donating or helping in other ways, please call Susan Spalding at (859) 336-9232 or Teresa Tedder at (270) 789-9286.


Teresa Tedder, Conductor

Ms. Tedder is a concert pianist, choral director, and an accomplished composer and arranger in many musical genres for voice, instruments, and piano.  Her compositions include traditional, classical, jazz, piano duets, religious anthems, and choral masterworks.  She was named the 2007 Commissioned Composer for the Kentucky Music Teachers’ Association.  Ms. Tedder is the Conductor of the Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine, Springfield, Kentucky.  She is Professor of Music and Musician-in-Residence at St. Catharine College.  She received her Master of Music degree from Campbellsville University.


Higo Rodrigues, Pianist

Higo Rodrigues was born in Brazil and moved to Kentucky in 2004 to work on his graduate degrees. He earned a Master of Music degree from Campbellsville University and is a doctoral student (ABD) at the University of Kentucky in Music Theory. He has worked as a teaching assistant at UK as well as St. Catharine College, instructs individual piano students, is the Director of Music at Springfield Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Ky. and is the accompanist for Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine.


2014-15 Season Information

Click on the link below for more information or to download the

2014-15 Season Brochure


Mid-Kentucky Arts 2014-15 Season Brochure


Mid-Kentucky Arts at St. Catharine


Performance Schedule

  Anthology of Hope

Keith Auerbach, Photographer

"There are things known and unknown; in between
there are doors." Att.: William Blake

Opening reception:
Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition September 18-November 30, 2014


Al Smith Uncommonwealth Artist Fellowship Recipient

Jim Cantrell, Painter

Opening reception:
Sunday, December 7, 2014 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition December 7-March 5, 2015


A Pilgrim Lens

Terry Taylor, Photographer

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition March 19-April 30, 2015
Admission Free


The Beautiful Music of Christmas

December 5, 6, 7, and 14, 2014

Celebrate the joy of the holiday season with one of Central
Kentucky's most anticipated holiday traditions, The Beautiful
Music of Christmas. Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine and
professional musicians, under the direction of Teresa Tedder, will
perform the beautiful songs of the season in this stunning Christmas
spectacular. Perfect to share with your family and friends!

Friday, December 5, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral
310 W. Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, Ky.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 3:00 p.m.
St. Catharine Hall, St. Catharine College
Hwy 150 near Springfield, Ky.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 3:00 p.m.
St. Augustine Church
235 S. Spalding Ave, Lebanon, Ky.

Admission $12, Seniors $10, Students Free


A Nightclub Experience of Days Gone By

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Dinner & Entertainment by the "Stars of the Mid-Kentucky Chorus"

Join us for a night never experienced before in Central Kentucky!

We'll take you back to the era of great nightclub entertainment
reminiscent of the Stork Club, the Rainbow Room or the
Copacabana. This was the era of elegant evenings, fine food and
great entertainment. Wide varieties of music reigned with Frank
Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Billy Holiday, Dianna
Ross, Broadway greats, popular hits and more.
Dinner & Great Entertainment. Experience it all!

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Evening starts at 7:00 p.m.
Spalding Dining and Community Center,
St. Catharine College,
Hwy 150 near Springfield, Ky.
Dinner & Entertainment:
$60 per person; $440 a table of 8.
Reserved seating is required.


"Give Our Regards To Broadway!"

The bright lights of Broadway will shine as Mid-Kentucky Chorus and featured soloists
present an extravaganza of classic and current Broadway musical theatre greats.
Hear hits from Cats, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Jersey Boys,
and more. Be there for a great night of the best music of all times.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 3:00 p.m.
St. Catharine Hall, St. Catharine College, Hwy 150 near Springfield, Ky.
Admission $12, Seniors $10 Students Free


All tickets sold in advance of the performance include reserved and preferred seating at all our concert venues. As many concerts are sold out in advance, we encourage you to secure reserved seating. 

We do have a mailing list to receive our season brochure which includes advance ticket purchase information. 

For more information, to be added to our mailing list, to purchase tickets or if you have questions, please contact Susan Spalding at 859-336-9232.