Washington, DC

The medieval meets the modern Sunday, December 15, when the 10,647-pipe great organ and the professional musicians of the Washington Symphonic Brass attempt to raise the roof of the majestic Washington National Cathedral during the “Christmas at the Cathedral” program.

The holiday-themed event begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes traditional Christmas favorites, such as Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols”, and an assortment of other popular favorites that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

The rousing sounds of the evening will be rounded out with help from the Washington National Cathedral Girls’ Choir and the professional classical ensemble Cathedra. Michael McCarthy conducts as Bill Barclay hosts the evening.

Tickets range from $25 to $95 and can be purchased at this site.

If the event is indeed intended to “raise the roof” of the Cathedral it will be quite an accomplishment: The Washington National Cathedral is the sixth largest Cathedral in the world, and second largest in the U.S., with a height of 675-feet at the central tower.

The Neo-Gothic splendor of the massive and celebrated Washington National Cathedral, often called “the spiritual home for the nation,” is the ideal setting to hear holiday music — which will surely be enjoyed amid the classic scenery and rich acoustics.

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