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 great organ consists of 10,647 pipes.
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.
2019-2020 Organ Recitals
- October 6: Collin Boothby, Houston, TX
- October 13: Students of St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
- October 27: Ray and Beth Chenault, Atlanta, GA
- November 17: Jillian Gardner, Waco, TX
- November 24: Angela Kraft Cross, San Mateo, CA
- Christmas Day: Tom Sheehan and George Fergus
- February 2: David Brock, Los Angeles, CA
- February 16: George Fergus, Washington National Cathedral
- February 23: Tom Sheehan, Washington National Cathedral
- March 1: Joy-Leilani Garbutt, Washington, DC
- March 8: Tate Addis, Asheville, NC
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).
Organ Recital Series Application Update
During this time of temporary closure we are not accepting applications for upcoming organ recitals. We will continue to provide up-to-date information as it is available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.