Great Music in a Great Space
The Great Music in a Great Space (GMGS) presents choral, orchestral, and instrumental music, in the magnificent, deeply spiritual setting of the world’s largest Gothic cathedral. Concerts take place in many locations: the vast space of the Crossing, the more intimate setting of the Great Choir, and the exquisite Chapels of the Tongues. The beloved holiday traditions of the Christmas Concert and New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace are an integral part of our concert series.
Choral Concert Series
Please join us for the eighth season of Great Music in a Great Space! We’re excited to welcome back Musica Sacra to our series, as well as world music group Rose of the Compass for an exciting concert of Armenian music. The Cathedral Choir and Orchestra will showcase two French masters – Fauré and Poulenc – and will be the centerpiece of the Cathedral Christmas Concert and New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace.
Great Organ Series
The eighth season of our organ recital series showcases our Great Organ, built in 1954 by Æolian-Skinner of Boston, Massachusetts under the direction of G. Donald Harrison, and fully restored in 2008.
We welcome the return of Artist in Residence David Briggs who offers two breathtaking transcriptions of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 and Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7, while Associate Director of Music Raymond Nagem offers music of Dupré and Karg-Elert, as well as a special performance of the entire Orgelbüchlein to celebrate Bach’s birthday.
Sunday Recital Series
In celebration of the restored Great Organ, the Cathedral presents a concert series following Sunday Evensong featuring guest recitalists from around the country. It’s Sunday concerts are held on select Sundays at 5 pm from mid-October through the beginning of December, and from March through mid-May. These recitals are free and open to the public.