Concert Series

Cathedral of the Holy Cross Concert Series


Cathedral Organ
Thirty-second Annual
Cathedral Organ Benefit Concert
Thirty-second Annual
Cathedral Organ Benefit Concert
Sunday . 24 October 2021 | 3.00 pm
24 October 2021
3.00 pm (ET)

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross continues the longstanding tradition! Thirty-second Annual Cathedral Organ Benefit Recital for the historic 101-rank 1875 E & GG Hook & Hastings Organ, Opus 801. This performance includes three world premieres of works by Thomas Mellan, Melissa Dunphy, and Howard Skempton.


Leo D. Abbott, FAGO, ChM – Music Director Emeritus | Cathedral of the Holy Cross
Carson Cooman – Composer-in-residence |The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Dr. Janet E. Hunt – International Performing Artist
Thomas Mellan – Saint Cecilia Parish | Boston
Richard J. Clark – Cathedral of the Holy Cross

» Download concert poster here.

» Suggested Donation: $50 | $25 seniors and students

Tickets are available here and at the door.

Children 17 and under are free!

You may also make a tax-deductible gift to the Cathedral Organ Restoration Fund, or write a check made out to the “Cathedral of the Holy Cross” with the memo “Organ Restoration Fund,” and mail to 75 Union Park Street, Boston, MA 02118. Thank you for your support.

This grand pipe organ is relied upon for each major liturgy, including all appearances on Catholic TV and network TV. In the last year, it has been heard by millions of viewers from all over the globe. Its mechanical needs are deeply pressing, however, with parts dating back to 1875 and electronics to the 1920s!

Donors will be recognized in print and in forms appropriate for each level:

Saint Cecilia Circle
$50,000 and above

Saint Augustine Circle
$25,000 and above

Saint Pius X Circle
$10,000 and above

Saint Gregory Circle
$5,000 and above

King David Circle
$2,500 and above

Postlude Circle
$1,000 and above

Hymn Circle
$500 and above

Prelude Circle
$100 and above