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.


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


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.

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