Concerts

A Concert for Halloween

Sunday, October 31, 2021 | 4:00pm

Venture into the darkened expanse of a Gothic cathedral for a spine-tingling specter of spooky musical classics for All Hallows Eve. From Bach’s terrifying Toccata and Fugue in D minor to the blood-curdling wail of Purcell’s witches, experience Washington National Cathedral’s world-class musicians in that thin musical space between this world and the next.

Featuring Cathedral Organist, Tom Sheehan, and the instrumental and vocal ensemble of Cathedra, co-directed by Michael McCarthy and Daniel Lee.


Program

Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Johann Sebastian Bach

In Felix Ego
Eriks Esenvalds

Sinfonia 'Al Santo Sepolcro' in B minor
Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto in D Major Op. 6 No. 4
Arcangelo Corelli

Intermission

The Wrath of God
Eugene Hancock

Nunc Dimitis
Arvo Part

G minor concerto
Francesco Durante

The Cave (Dido & Aeneas) Act 1, Sc. 1
Henry Purcell


This concert is also available online to those who pre-register. Registrants will have access to the concert for 48 hours following the conclusion of the performance.

  • Admission
  • Location
  • Dates Offered
    • October 31 @ 4:00 pm
Main Level St. Mary's Chapel Great Choir War Memorial Chapel Nave Click to Enlarge
Lower Level Bethlehem Chapel St. Joseph
of Arimathea Chapel
Resurrection Chapel Center for Prayer & Pilgrimage Click to Enlarge
Grounds North Lawn Virginia Mae Center Cathedral Entrance Walker Court Bishop's Garden Amphitheater Cathedral Library Click to Enlarge