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October 2017
28
October
8:00 pm — 10:00 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Cantus

The “intellectually, emotionally, and musically rich” (Star Tribune) men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is widely known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming, and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Following their appearance at Longwood Gardens last season, Cantus comes to Center City to explore the sumptuous ‘Cathedral sound’ as part of Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica. Cantus performs their program Discovery of Sight. Light is an integral part of life, from governing…

November 2017
19
November
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Westminster Williamson Voices

Led by James Jordan, the Grammy-nominated ensemble returns to the Cathedral Basilica with a diverse and inspiring program showcasing the choir’s distinctive artistry and rich palette of choral colors in music by a wide range of composers exploring spirituality. Founded by James Jordan, the Westminster Williamson Voices has been praised by reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic for its recordings on the Naxos label. Gramophone magazine has characterized the ensemble’s sound as “intimate and forceful choral artistry,” with a…

December 2017
10
December
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Christmas at the Cathedral

Our annual Christmas celebration is back and better than ever. Cathedral Music Director Charlene Angelini leads an uplifting program of beautiful carols and the traditional music of Christmas, performed by the combined forces of the Cathedral Choir and the choirs of the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Resounding brass add to the spectacle as voices rise in celebration of the festive season!

February 2018
03
February
8:00 pm — 10:00 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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The Same Stream

The Same Stream Choir and founding artistic director James Jordan are no strangers to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, having performed and recorded during the summer months. We welcome them to Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica for the first time during the winter concert season in a rich and varied program of works by prominent living choral composers. Music by Thomas LaVoy, Paul Mealor, Dan Forrest, Cortlandt Matthews, and many others form a journey through some of…

March 2018
18
March
2:30 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

Beethoven’s great masterpiece, the Symphony No. 9, rings through the Cathedral Basilica as the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia joins forces with Symphony in C. This premiere program of the 2017-18 season brings two storied organizations into the glow of the Cathedral Basilica and lends the ‘Cathedral sound’ to Beethoven’s themes of unity and brotherhood and the famous choral strains of the Ode to Joy. Performed by large chorus, full symphony orchestra, and soloists from the Academy of Vocal Arts, Beethoven’s…

April 2018
28
April
8:00 pm — 10:00 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Chanticleer

Chanticleer returns to the Cathedral Basilica with a revelatory sacred program entitled Upon The Rock. The world-renowned men’s ensemble shines in music that has comforted and confounded saints and sinners alike for as long as spirituality and music have gone together. Transcendent prayers of thanksgiving and consolation, psalms of happiness, and paeans of praise come together in a program that includes music by Dufay, Poulenc, Weelkes, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and many others, as well as the premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner John…

May 2018
23
May
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale

We welcome the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale to their first appearance in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Under the direction of Jeffrey R. Smith, the Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated ensemble is praised for its musicianship, intelligence, and interpretive abilities, and noted for highly-acclaimed domestic and international performances. The ensemble has collaborated with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly POPS, Pennsylvania Ballet, Opera Philadelphia, among others. Recent and upcoming engagements include Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, with television appearances on…

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