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Concert & Recital

Annual Octave of Easter Organ Recital

Each year on the Octave of Easter, the Second Sunday of Easter, the Basilica plays host to a celebrity organist recital. The concert is open to the public and is free of charge. Details about the recital and performer will be posted here when they become available.

 This year's recital will be on Sunday, April 3 at 6:00pm in the Great Upper Church. Basilica organist Nathan Davy will play.


Summer Organ Recital Series
Great Upper Church
Sundays June-August at 6 p.m.

The Basilica's Summer Organ Recital Series is held every Sunday, July through August. There is no charge for admission, a free will offering will be accepted.  All are welcome to attend these performances.

June 28
Todd Fickley
Washington, D.C.*
July 5 Nathan Davy
Washington, D.C.
July 12 Daniel Sañez
New York, New York
July 19 Matthias Bohlert
Salzwedel, Germany
July 26
James Wetzel
New York, New York
August 2 Martin Schmeding
Freiburg, Germany
August 9 Benjamin LaPrairie
Washington, D.C.
August 16 Josh Boyd
Ann Arbor, Michigan
August 23 John Paul Farahat
Toronto, Ontario
 August 30
 Charles Higgs
 Atlanta, Georgia
 *Special 75 minute Bach recital in the Crypt Church.

Annual Christmas Concert for Charity

The Annual Christmas Concert for Charity occurs every December in conjunction with The Catholic University of America Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Chorus & Symphony Orchestra.  This year's concert will be on Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm. More information about the concert and charity will be posted here when it becomes available. This concert is televised on EWTN, with the viewing schedule posted here when it becomes available. 

For more information about the concerts at the National Shrine please contact the Music Office at 202-526-8300, ext. 120 or via email at muslit@bnsic.org.

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