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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 has a PhD from 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.


2015-16 Season Information

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

2015-16 Season Brochure


Mid-Kentucky Arts 2015-16 Season Brochure


Mid-Kentucky Arts at St. Catharine


Performance Schedule

  Pairs and Spares!

October 11, 2015
Higo Rodrigues and Teresa Tedder, Piano duet,
Denis Santos, Flute and Felix Borges, Cello

These four accomplished musicians will play musical
chairs in this eclectic and unique performance.
Higo and Teresa pair up as a dynamite piano duet
team. Felix will play with the piano duet. Denis will
play with Felix; the cello will solo....the possibilities are
endless. Selections will include light classics, jazz, popular
tunes, and American folk melodies. Join us for this oneof-
a-kind performance

Sunday, October 11, 2015 3:00 p.m.
St. Catharine Hall, St. Catharine College,
Hwy 150 near Springfield, Ky.

Admission $15, Seniors $12, Students Free


The Beautiful Music of Christmas

December 4, 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2015

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. Program selections
change each year. Perfect to share with your family and

Friday, December 4, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral
310 W. Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, Ky.

Sunday, December 6, 2015 3:00 p.m.
St. Augustine Church
235 S. Spalding Ave, Lebanon, Ky.

TWO PERFORMANCES at St. Catharine College
Saturday, December 12, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 13, 2015 3:00 p.m.
St. Catharine Hall, St. Catharine College
Hwy 150 near Springfield, Ky.

Admission $15, Seniors $12, Students Free 


STUDIO 150, Part 2

  A Nightclub Experience of Days Gone By

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Back by popular request, Studio 150 will again thrill
audiences with an elegant dinner and world-class
singers. Join us for a night not often experienced
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. Experience it all!

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Evening starts at 7:00 p.m.
(If we experience severe inclement weather, alternate date
will be Saturday, March 5, 2016. You will be notified by
phone of a change, if we have a telephone number.)
Spalding Dining and Community Center,
St. Catharine College, Hwy 150 near Springfield, Ky.
Free Valet Parking available.
Dinner & Entertainment:
$65 per person; $480 a table of 8, $600 a table of 10
Reserved seating is required. 


Your Hit Parade

April 24, 30 and May 1, 2016

Join the Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine
and soloists as they take you on a memorable trip
through the best of popular music. The journey
begins with the big band sounds of the 40's, moves to
the swinging 50's, travels through rockin' 60's and ends
with the hip 70's & 80's. This extravaganza of hit parade
songs will have you "snapping your fingers and stomping
your feet."

Sunday, April 24, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 1, 2016 3:00 p.m.

St. Catharine Hall, St. Catharine College,
Hwy 150 near Springfield, Ky.

Admission $15, Seniors $12 Students Free 


Season Tickets & Reserved Seating Now Available

Tickets purchased in advance enjoy Preferred and Reserved seating.

Please go to Mid-Kentucky Arts 2015-2016 Season Brochure for a ticket order form.

Mid-Kentucky Arts is offering advance ticket sales  and special pricing for Season Ticket Packages. As
a Season Ticket holder, you automatically receive  these benefits:

  • Preferred and Reserved Seating
  • Discounted Season Ticket Package
  • One Free Companion ticket for the
  • Christmas concert

Season tickets or individual concert tickets make  great gifts for birthdays, Christmas and other special

Send ticket requests and payment at least two  weeks prior to the performance date to:

Mid-Kentucky Arts at St. Catharine
c/o Susan Spalding
2025 Lincoln Park Road
Springfield, KY 40069

For more information about any of the events,  please call Susan Spalding  859-336-9232.

All Mid-Kentucky Arts events are wheelchair accessible. 

We are pleased to host groups and tour buses. We can help with food and overnight accommodations. Please call 859-336-9232 for additional information.

We are delighted to have students of all ages at our events. We encourage parents of infants and toddlers to arrange for a sitter so that they and the other audience members can enjoy the performance.