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October 2016

17
October
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Choral Arts Society of Washington

Choral Arts Society of Washington The Art of the Italian Madrigal An exhilarating new season of choral music begins with an evening of artful songs of love and wit, tracing the evolution of the Italian madrigal as it crosses 16th century Europe, migrates into the British Isles, and continues to the present. Led by Scott Tucker, one of the most respected artists in American choral music, the Chamber Singers of the Choral Arts Society of Washington offer a spectacular range…

November 2016

05
November
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Westminster Williamson Voices

Westminster Williamson Voices Pärt the Mystic Conductor James Jordan and the Westminster Williamson Voices continue a close relationship with Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica as they return with a stunning work by renowned Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The composer was captivated and inspired by the text of an early Orthodox hymn, the Canon of Repentance to Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the creative process for this evening-length work spanned two years of the composer’s life. According to Pärt, “The ‘time we…

December 2016

11
December
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Christmas at the Cathedral Basilica

Christmas at the Cathedral Basilica Cathedral Choir Archdiocesan Choir Archdiocesan Girl Choir Archdiocesan Boy Choir The choirs of the Cathedral Basilica and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia join forces in beautiful carols and the traditional music of Christmas. Resounding brass add to the spectacle as hundreds of voices sing in celebration of festive season!

February 2017

09
February
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars Venetian Voices: The Splendors of San Marco The world-renowned Tallis Scholars return to Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica fresh from their Carnegie Hall appearance with a program featuring signature choral works written expressly for Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice. Along with Director Peter Phillips, prominent organist Daniel Hyde joins the Scholars, bringing the Cathedral Basilica organ to life in a wide-ranging program highlighting 15th and 16th century composers who played major roles in the musical life of the…

March 2017

13
March
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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CAPA Choir

CAPA Choir The Beauties of American Choral Some of the most talented young singers in Philadelphia bring a panoply of American choral music to the Cathedral Basilica in this lively program led by director Dorina Morrow. Morrow has imbued the Choir of the Philadelphia Creative and Performing Arts High School with a rich sound and depth of character seldom heard in young voices. Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei—the choral version of his iconic Adagio for Strings—captures the essence of a program…

April 2017

28
April
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Vox Luminis: Voices of Light

Our April 28 concert will go ahead as planned! The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul will be open, and the parking lot will be available, accessible from 17th Street between Vine and Race Streets. Streets surrounding the Cathedral Basilica will remain open. Vox Luminis: Voices of Light Vintage 1685 It was a very good year! The period ensemble Vox Luminis brings a European perspective to Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica, offering an enlightening program that spotlights two major…

May 2017

10
May
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Choir of Trinity Wall Street & Trinity Baroque Orchestra

Choir of Trinity Wall Street & Trinity Baroque Orchestra Monteverdi Masterpiece The GRAMMY-nominated ensemble closes our season with one of the most iconic works of early music, the 1610 Vespers by Claudio Monteverdi. Thirty-four voices and an orchestra of 20—all led by conductor Julian Wachner—fill the Cathedral Basilica with the glorious sounds of this innovative and forward-looking work of early Baroque genius. “Monteverdi’s epic Vespers of 1610 stands alone in the repertoire as a culmination of one time period and…

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