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Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM


Established in 2010, Cathedra has already achieved high acclaim, not least for its “beautiful, blended sound” (The Washington Post). Specializing in music of both the Renaissance and Baroque and a champion of the modern-day composer, Cathedra is a highly skilled ensemble of professional singers and instrumentalists, dedicated to bringing the highest form of musical expression to music from across the ages.

Under the artistic leadership of Maestro Michael McCarthy, the ensemble is resident at Washington National Cathedral. Exploring new boundaries of both repertoire and presentation, Cathedra tailors its programming in such a way as to offer authenticity and originality that is both unique and compelling.

Program: Expanse of Eternity

Crucifixus Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)

Requiem Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)


Song for Athene John Tavener (1944-2014)

The Holy City James D’Angelo (b.1939)

Invocation James MacMillan (b.1959)

Take Him Earth For Cherishing Herbert Howells (1892 – 1983)

This concert presentation is supported with a grant from the Whitaker Foundation.


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