Oct
20
6:30 PM18:30

Baltimore Musicales: In Moonlight and Dreaming

Join us for an evening of enchanting songs by Fauré, Duparc, Liszt, Schumann, Tosti, Barber, Rimsky-Korsakov and more. Featured artists include sopranos Annie Gill and Teresa Ferrara, baritones Jason Widney and José Sacin, and pianist Ka Nyoung Yoo. A wine reception will follow the hour of music. Seating is not reserved and tickets will also be available at the door.



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Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

Haydn: Seven Last Words of Christ

One of Franz Joseph Haydn’s greatest works is the set on sonatas collectively known as the “Seven Last Words of Christ.” The composer’s aim was to make this work accessible to everybody, regardless of their musical or religious background: “Each sonata, or movement, is expressed in such a way that even the most uninitiated listener will be moved to the very depths of his soul.”

Presented on the eve of Lent by Cathedra and the Diderot String Quartet, the “Seven Last Word of Christ” can be heard in the intimate and powerful surroundings of the Cathedral’s Great Choir.

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Mar
22
4:00 PM16:00

Saint John Passion - Christus

Bach’s musical setting of the Passion captivates the listener in a highly-charged spiritual and emotional journey. The drama of Christ’s betrayal by Judas and his tortuous treatment and trial under Pontius Pilate unfold with an irresistible momentum that has left listeners transfixed and awestruck for centuries.

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Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Rosary Sonatas: A Mother’s Lament

Journey with Mary, the mother of Jesus, as she follows her son into Jerusalem for the triumph and tragedy of Holy Week. Adulation turns to abject sorrow in an age-old saga whose raw emotion is tempered by a mother’s love.

We sojourn through the Cathedral’s crypt chapels with the Rosary Sonatas of Franz Biber, four of the Tenebrae Responsories by Carlo Gesualdo, and the poetry of Rainer Marie Rilke. Featuring the Cathedral’s artist-in-residence, Elicia Silverstein.

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Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

Saint Matthew Passion

Regarded as one of Bach’s masterpieces, the St. Matthew Passion tells the story of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. Performed on Palm Sunday, a day where the Christian faith marks the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and his journey to the cross. With acclaimed tenor Rufus Muller in the role of the Evangelist alongside the Cathedral Choir and Baroque orchestra, we invite you into the sacred space of the Cathedral for a musical and spiritual experience unlike any other.

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Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

A Royal Occasion: Handel’s Coronation Anthems, Bach’s Trauerode

You’ll feel like royalty when the Consort’s vocalists and instrumentalists serenade you with exquisite music composed for Kings and Queens. 1727 was a banner year for such outpourings. Bach’s now rarely performed Trauerode (BWV 198) was first heard at a memorial service for the Electress of Saxony and nominal Queen of Poland, Christiane Eberhardine. Further afield in England, George Frideric Handel composed a set of enthralling anthems for the coronation of King George II, introduced by his celebrated work loved by today’s audiences, “Zadok the Priest.”

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