Washington, DC, September 16, 2010
National Cathedral Announces 2010-2011 Music Season
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Washington, D.C.—Washington National Cathedral announced today its richest line-up of choral concerts, organ recitals, chamber music offerings, and free events in recent history.
“Whether you enjoy the Cathedral’s own highly regarded choirs, marvel at the impressive Cathedral organ in our recital series with Cathedral and guest organists, or attend Choral Evensong, music at the Cathedral is uniquely offered in one of the nation’s most magnificent settings,” said Cathedral Director of Music Michael McCarthy.
In addition to the Cathedral Choir and Baroque Orchestra’s annual performances of Handel’s Messiah December 3-5, 2010, and Bach’s St. John Passion on April 17, 2011, the Cathedral Choral Society, under the direction of J. Reilly Lewis, presents a series of concerts including a French program on October 17, 2010, and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis on March 13, 2011. The Cathedral Choral Society is the resident symphonic chorus of Washington National Cathedral.
Sunday organ recitals take place at 5:15 pm following Choral Evensong most weeks. The season begins on Sunday, September 26, featuring Cathedral Artist in Residence Jeremy Filsell in a program including David Briggs’s Homages à Marcel Dupré and works by Bach and others. Cathedral Organist Scott Dettra offers a recital on Sunday, October 10. Recitals are scheduled through May 2011 and feature guest organists from across America and Europe. The full line-up of organ recitals can be found here »
The Cathedral’s newly formed concert choir and ensemble, Cathedra, presents a series of chamber concerts on Friday evenings during Lent. Two performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion are presented by single voices and instruments in the intimate space of the great choir on March 18-19, 2011. McCarthy conducts; tenor Rufus Müller sings the Evangelist. The renowned choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, visits as part of the series with a performance of Fauré’s Requiem on April 1, 2011.
Concert tickets are available now through the Cathedral box office at (202) 537-2228, or online at www.nationalcathedral.org.
SOURCE: Washington National Cathedral