A Grand Instrument
The great organ of Washington National Cathedral was built by the Ernest M. Skinner & Son Organ Company and installed in 1938. The organ consists of 189 ranks and 10,647 pipes.
The great organ has been revised and enlarged over the years to accommodate the changing needs of the Cathedral: view the great organ’s specifications (PDF).
Join us for recitals on the Cathedral’s great organ featuring organists from around the world. Recitals take place on Sunday afternoons. Please refer to the Cathedral Calendar for specific times. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person. No reservations are required, with the exception of groups.
2017 Organ Recital Series
- February 5: Richard Spotts, Doylestown, PA
- February 12: Jeremy Filsell, Washington National Cathedral
- February 19: Vaughn Mauren, West Hartford, CT
- February 26: Joey Fala, New Haven, CT
- March 5: Charles Tompkins, Greenville, SC
- March 26: Jeremy Filsell, Washington National Cathedral
- April 2: Aaron Goen, Burke, VA
- April 16: Easter Day Organ Recital
- April 23: Clara Gerdes, Philadelphia, PA
- May 7: Ted Davis, Baltimore, MD
- May 14: George Fergus, Washington National Cathedral
- June 4: Nathan Davy, Washington, DC
- June 11: Christopher Keady, New Haven, CT
- June 18: Nicholas Capozzoli, Oberlin, OH
- June 25: Charles Higgs, Alpharetta, GA
- July 4: Annual Independence Day Concert
Now Accepting 2017-2018 Series Applications
Organists who are interested in appearing on our series are encouraged to apply. Please send the following materials through postal mail (do not submit your application electronically):
- an unedited recording of a public organ recital performed in the last two years
- a printed program from the recorded recital
- a current biography
Submit complete materials to:
Washington National Cathedral
Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues, NW
Washington, DC 20016
For any additional questions, please contact:
(202) 537-5553 or email@example.com.