Washington National Cathedral
& Cathedral Choral Society
2022-2023 Concert Season

Stay tuned for more details and ticket links!

Cathedral Day Organ Recital

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 • 2 pm


Celebrate the anniversary of the dedication of this Cathedral church by coming to this afternoon’s performance of organ music by the Cathedral’s organist, Thomas Sheehan.

Berlioz & Shakespeare

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 • 4 pm


The fiery passion and stunning tenderness of the Romeo & Juliet story come to life in Hector Berlioz’s most original work. The Atlanta Ballet joins CCS for a dramatic rendering of the choral symphony, with new choreography by Claudia Schreier.

Thanksgiving Organ Recital

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022 • 2 pm


Celebrate Thanksgiving with Alcee Chriss, University Organist and Artist-in-Residence at Wesleyan University, for an afternoon of organ music in a Cathedral adorned with the beauty of God’s abundance.

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Handel's Messiah

Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 • 7 pm | Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 • 12 pm & 4 pm | Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 • 4 pm

The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offer a venue unlike any other in Washington to experience Handel’s masterpiece.

Joy of Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 • 2 pm & 6 pm | Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 • 4 pm


Trumpets, drums, and voices herald the coming of the Christmas season. As the cold of winter sets in, music of the holidays past and present will warm your spirit.

Christmas Day Organ Recital

Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022 • 1:30 pm


Cathedral organist Thomas Sheehan presents a program of festive Christmas music on the Cathedral’s Great Organ.

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President's Day Organ Recital

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023 • 2 pm


Celebrate President’s Day with Hans Uwe Hielscher, the former organist and carillonneur of Wiesbaden’s Marktkirche, in an afternoon of music that commemorates our nation’s history.

Secret Byrd

Sunday, March 5, 2023 • 4 pm


William Bryd’s masterful Mass for Five Voices is the framework for this intimate candlelit concert, presented by Bill Barclay and Cathedra.

Rachmaninoff & Poe

Sunday, March 19, 2023 • 4 pm


The world-class Baltimore Symphony Orchestra joins CCS at Washington National Cathedral for this stunning marriage of music and words.

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In Paradisum: Duruflé's Requiem and Poulenc's Motets

Sunday, April 2, 2023 • 4 pm


On Palm Sunday, immerse yourself in Poulenc’s penitential motets and the orchestral technicolor of his Tenebrae responsories; revel in Duruflé’s explorations of Gregorian chant and his breathtaking Requiem.

Easter Sunday Organ Recital

Sunday, April  9, 2023 • 2 pm


Cathedral organist Thomas Sheehan celebrates the joy of Easter with a selection of uplifting music to celebrate the Resurrection on the Cathedral’s Great Organ.

Monteverdi's Vespers

Sunday, April 30, 2023 • 4 pm


Bridging the Renaissance and the Baroque is Monteverdi’s rarely-performed 1610 Vespro della Beata Vergine. The splendor and beauty of the Cathedral offers a dramatic backdrop for an afternoon of musical texture and sacred sound.

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Hailstork & Obama

Sunday, May 14, 2023 • 4 pm


In Done Made My Vow, Adolphus Hailstork calls upon words from Barack Obama’s first inaugural address. Stanley J. Thurston leads the combined forces of the Cathedral Choral Society and the Heritage Signature Chorale in this and other works from African American composers.

Memorial Day Organ Recital

Sunday, May 28, 2023 • 2 pm


Today, we celebrate the resilience and fortitude of our armed services, giving thanks for their bravery and honoring their myriad achievements for our country. Featuring a guest organist.

Independence Day Concert

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 • 11 am


You’re invited to join Washington National Cathedral for an Independence Day concert to celebrate the enduring values that make America strong, resilient and compassionate. Happy Birthday, America!

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