Cathedral Choral Society Announces 2023-24 Season

By Chris Ruel

Washington D.C.’s Cathedral Choral Society (CCS) has announced its 2023-24 season, featuring four mainstage concerts at Washington National Cathedral, all of which are led by Music Director Steven Fox.

Here’s what the Society has lined up for audiences.

The season opens with “Two Cathedrals” featuring CCS and Washington Bach Consort. CCS and WBC collaborate to showcase the unique blend of Baroque music from Mexico City’s Cathedral, a fusion of Catholicism and indigenous influences. The concert features Ignacio de Jerusalem‘s Mass for Double Choir.

Performance Date: Oct. 22, 2023

Next is “Joy of Christmas,” D.C.’s beloved Christmas event featuring carols in a setting enhanced by the Cathedral’s stunning arches and stained glass.

Performance Date: Dec. 17, 2023

“Sonic Bloom” presents the music of Gabrieli, Bruckner, and Esmail, featuring trumpets, drums, and voices. Enjoy new compositions by Reena Esmail, specially written for the space, alongside choral classics for brass and chorus by Gabrieli and Bruckner.

Performance Date:  Mar. 10, 2024

Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concert” will be presented as a free public concert. “Sacred Concert” is a blend of jazz, choral, and blues performed by CCS, Heritage Signature Chorale, and Pershing’s Own U.S. Army Blues. Advance tickets are required.

Performance Date: May, 19, 2024