Rededication of Cathedral Great Organ

Fri., May 10, 2019 7:30pm ·

Great Organ Rededication Celebration

Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:30pm

Don't miss this opportunity to hear our newly completed instrument played publicly by Cathedral organists past and present for the first time on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:30pm! Plan to stay for a reception in the Great Hall!

We are delighted to announce that, nearly 25 years after the initial partial installation of the Lively-Fulcher Great Organ at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., the organ is now complete. In June 2018, the original builder returned to the Cathedral to begin work on the long-awaited completion.

You are invited to join the Cathedral Parish community and friends of music from around the area as we rededicate this magnificent instrument at its debut. All five divisions of this four manual mechanical action French Romantic organ will be heard for the first time publicly on Friday, May 10, 2019 beginning at 7:30pm. Five current and former organists will help us bring this new instrument to life, exploring the vast color and dynamic range of its nearly 5,200 pipes. 

This one-hour concert will be followed by a reception in the Great Hall. The Penn Parking garage next to the Cathedral will be open late that evening. Please make plans to be with us for this joyful celebration of music and graced human accomplishment.

2019 Dedicatory Recital Series

A dedicatory recital series of 14 additional concerts and recitals begins this year with the Dedicatory Concert on September 20, 2019 at 7:30pm. For more information, contact our Director of Music Ministries, Tom Stehle, at tstehle@stmatthewscathedral.org or call the Music Office at 202-587-5141.