Cathedral of St. Thomas More

Cathedral Concerts

3901 Cathedral Lane

Arlington, VA 22203

Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington
Rev. Robert J. Rippy, Rector
Dr. Richard P. Gibala, Director 
Mr. Scott D. Matthias
, Associate Organist
Mrs. Kyle T. Lee, Director of Youth Choir
Mrs. Donna N. Brown, Administrative Assistant

Please direct all emails regarding the Music Ministries or Cathedral Concerts to 


For a photo tour of the Cathedral, click here.

2014-15 Concert Series Schedule
Join us for our 44th Season!

Celebrating Dr. Gibala's 25th Anniversary!

Special Event:
  • All Souls Day Solemn Vespers Service
    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM
  • Organ Concert - Dr. Mary Beth Bennett, Organist
    Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM

  • Service of Lessons and Carols
    Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM

  • Vocal Recital - Allan Palacios Chan, Jr.
    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM

  • The Broadway Chamber Players
    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM
For more information about the Concert Series, click here.

For 44 years, St. Thomas More Cathedral has maintained a unique ministry of bringing the work of established concert artists to the community at large through an annual series of free concerts in the exquisite acoustical environment of the Cathedral. Join us in continuing the marvelous tradition!

Cathedral Concerts is a self-supporting service dedicated to bringing the work of professional musicians to the Cathedral Community, and the DC area community-at-large. We sponsor concerts ranging from organ recitals to choral concerts and instrumental programs. Dates are published in a season brochure. Parish and public attendance and your patronage are warmly invited. 

Free and ample parking is provided onsite, including accessible spaces for the physically challenged. A reception is held after each concert, where guests and performers are meet and interact.

The Music Ministries of the Cathedral of St. Thomas More serves the Cathedral Parish and the Diocese of Arlington, VA. Located minutes from the Nation's Capital, the Music Ministries also provides a free-to-the-public Concert Series featuring leading artists of sacred music.

"There is a profound and mysterious relationship between music and hope, between song and eternal life. It is no coincidence that Christian tradition shows the spirits of the blessed as they sing in chorus, captivated and enraprtured by the beauty of God." - Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, 4/25/08.

Music Ministry News

The following are the headlines of our most recent news releases. To see the full story, click on the item below.

  • Cathedral Concerts Presents the 2014 Service of Lessons and Carols - "Take Two" On December 7th at 7:30pm Cathedral Concerts will once again attempt the annual tradition and memorable Service of Lessons and Carols, only this time it will be “Take Two ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2014, 10:50 AM by Cathedral Concerts
  • Dr. Mary Beth Bennett to be Featured at STM Organ Recital Organ RecitalDr. Mary Beth Bennett, Guest OrganistFriday, November 14, 2014 at 8:00 PMFor many years, Dr. Mary Beth Bennett has served as guest organist at St ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2014, 10:59 AM by Cathedral Concerts
  • STM Cathedral Honors All Souls Day with Solemn Vespers Special Event: All Souls Day Service of Solemn VespersFeaturing the Cathedral ChoirSunday, November 2, 2014 - 7:30 PMThe Cathedral of St Thomas More will continue a centuries ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2014, 10:57 AM by Cathedral Concerts
  • Cathedral Concerts Releases 2014-2015 Season Brochure Honoring Dr. Gibala's 25th Anniversary St. Thomas More Cathedral Concert is proud to release the Concert Brochure formally kicking off the 2014-2015 season. This season, we will be commemorating Richard Gibala’s 25th anniversary ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2014, 12:42 PM by Cathedral Concerts
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