Washington National Cathedral & Cathedral Choral Society Announce 2022-23 Season

By David Salazar

The Washington National Cathedral and Cathedral Choral Society have announced their joint 2022-23 season. This is the first time that the two organizations are presenting a joint music program.

For the purposes of this article our focus will be solely on vocal performances.

The Cathedral Choral Society will join forces with The Atlanta Ballet for Berlioz’s “Roméo et Juliette.” Claudia Schreier will choreograph the showcase.

Performance Date: Oct. 25, 2022 

Organist Alcee Chriss will join the Washington National Cathedral and Cathedral Choral Society for music in celebration of Thanksgiving.

Performance Date: Nov. 20, 2022 

Next up is Händel’s “Messiah.”

Performance Date: Dec. 10 – 11, 2022

William Byrd’s “Mass for Five Voices” will kick off the New Year in a performance also featuring Bill Barclay and Cathedra.

Performance Date: March 5, 2023 

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Cathedral Choral Society will perform music by Sergei Rachmaninoff joined with words of Edgar Allen Poe.

Performance Date: April 2, 2023 

Monteverdi’s “Vespers” will take center stage in a latter performance of the season.

Performance Date: April 30, 2023 

Hailstork’s “Done Made My Vow” will headline a program of African American works. The work features text from early speeches made by former President Barack Obama. The showcase will be led by Stanley J. Thurston and the Heritage Signature Chorale.

Performance Date: May 14, 2023

The season draws to a close with an Independence Day Concert.

Performance Date: July 4, 2023