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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…

July 2017

15
July
5:15 pm — 6:15 pm
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San Francisco Boys Choir

5:15 Anticipated Mass

15
July
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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San Francisco Boy Choir

6:30 pm Performance

August 2017

07
August
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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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!

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…

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