Cathedral Christmas Concert

SAVE THE DATE: December 8, 2019, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

December 9, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Under the direction of Charlene Angelini, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul presents it’s 4th annual “Sounds of the Season” Christmas Concert.  At a time of the year when the hustle and bustle of gift-giving and frenzied schedules has become the norm, we invite you to come to the Cathedral to spend time reflecting on the reason why we celebrate Christmas.  Gathering in one of the most beautiful spaces in the city, we hope to allow our concert-goers, of all denominations, an opportunity to listen, to pray and to experience community, through the essence of music.
It is our specific hope to have each audience member leave our concert with a sense of hope, and filled with an abundance of joy. The combined forces of our Cathedral and Archdiocesan Choirs and our Archdiocesan Children’s choir, will present works by Arnesen, Tavener, Pilkington and more, with an opportunity for audience participation on some well-known Christmas Carols. There’s no better way to get into the Christmas Spirit than to experience the awe of the Cathedral and the magnificence of music.


Cradle Song – Arnesen 
The Lamb – Tavener   
The Holly and the Ivy  Arr. by  Davies
Magnificat –  Esenvalds
I Wonder as I Wander –  Pilkington
In Dulci Jubilo
Birthday carol willcocks

Hodie Sweelinck

The Cathedral Basilica, 18th & the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Complimentary parking available, please use entrance on 17th St. and exit on 18th St.
Parking GPS address: 222 N. 17th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103