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Cathedral Concert season begins Nov. 9

The St. Thomas More Cathedral Concert season begins Friday, Nov. 9, with a performance by the Broadway Chamber Players at 8 p.m.


Founded by Broadway musicians, the group continues the tradition of live music, bringing extraordinary musicians from the pit to the stage. Four of Broadway’s most sought after and versatile musicians will perform works by Gershwin, Shostakovich and Debussy, among others.


The series continues with the traditional service of Lessons and Carols Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The service traces its beginnings to the Kings College Chapel in Cambridge, England, and has been celebrated throughout the world. It contains seasonal scripture readings, followed by choral and handbell carols retelling the story of salvation from the Fall of Adam to the birth of the Christ Child.


The Oakcrest Concert Chorus will perform Friday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. The chorus is a pillar of the Oakcrest music program, which sang at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome at the papal Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. The chorus will be joined by Oakcrest alumna, Grace Gilday, soprano, and the school’s private vocal instructor, Madelyn Salazar, mezzo soprano.


The Anniversary Concert on Friday, June 14, at 8 p.m. will mark the 50th anniversary of the Cathedral Choir of St. Thomas More and the 20th anniversary of the Arlington Diocesan Choir. They will perform a selection of choral works commissioned for these ensembles. Mary Beth Bennett, a nationally acclaimed organist and composer, will be the guest artist for this performance.


If you go


The Cathedral of St. Thomas More is located at 3901 Cathedral Lane in Arlington. A reception will follow all events. To find out more go to: cathedralstm.org/music-ministries/cathedral-concerts.




© Arlington Catholic Herald 2018