Tuesday, March 11, 2008

National Cathedral Free Organ Recitals

The National Cathedral is offering free organ recitals:

—CENTENNIAL ORGAN RECITAL SERIES—

As part of the celebration of the Cathedral’s Centennial, we will present many of the world’s finest organists in a special Centennial Organ Recital Series. This series will also celebrate the Great Organ in anticipation of the upcoming Organ Project which will see two new instruments installed in the Cathedral. This series will take the place of the regular weekly organ recitals for the 2007–2008 season. Recitals take place Sundays at 5 pm, and are free and open to the public. No reservations are required, with the exception of groups.

March 23, 2008Easter Day Organ Recital
SCOTT DETTRA and CHRISTOPHER JACOBSON
Washington National Cathedral Organists
April 6, 2008DAME GILLIAN WEIR
United Kingdom
April 20, 2008DAVID HURD
New York, New York
May 4, 2008NAJI HAKIM
Paris, France

1 comment:

elrj said...

*sigh*
I've been trying to go to one of their recitals for three years. There's a downside to going to church on Sunday night at 5pm.

I can highlight another fun organ event coming up though, which I was able to attend last year: Grace Episcopal in Georgetown (gracedc.org) holds a Bach Festival each year and will be posting information on it soon! Beautiful instrument in their sanctuary too.