Organ Performances

Journey with Cathedral organists Thomas M. Sheehan and George Fergus as they wow us throughout a playlist of performances on the Cathedral’s 10,647-pipe great organ. Watch full recitals, demos, and favorites by a number of composers.

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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.

Organ Recitals

Join us for recitals on the Cathedral’s great organ featuring organists from around the world. Please refer to the Cathedral Calendar for holiday organ recital dates and times. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person. No reservations are required, with the exception of groups.

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 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.