E. Carl Freeman Concert Series at River Road Church

Washington National Cathedral Choir
“Camino di Santiago – The Road Home”
Michael McCarthy, conductor
Sunday, August 27, 2023
5:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Free parking across River Road and behind the church.

This is an in-person concert and will not be livestreamed.

Free Tickets

“Camino di Santiago – The Road Home”


The Road Home celebrates the rich history of the Spanish Renaissance alongside the emerging wealth of American female composers of national and international renown. Using the feasts of Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter for our journey, family and home provides a secondary as represented by Mary, mother of God and familial connotations that the Spiritual and folksong evoke. Intertwined this program draws one to the notion of home, both in the arms of our maker, and in the embrace of family. Roots that run deep and define us at our core.

Cathedral Choir – Michael McCarthy (conductor)
Ave Maria – Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
Ccollanan María – Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972)
O magnum mysterium – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c.1548-c.1611)
We toast the days – Linda Kachelmeier, (b. 1965)
Versa est in luctum – Alonso Lobo (c.1555-1617)
O vos omnes – Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
Alpha and Omega – Melissa Dunphy (b.1980)

Organ – Tom Sheehan
Lucis creator – Dorothy J. Papadakos (b. 1960)

Chorister Solos
Blue Skies – Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
Stepsisters Lament – Rodgers and Hammerstein

Cathedral Choir – Michele Fowlin (conductor)
Festival Sanctus – John Leavitt (b. 1956)
Steady Soldier – Diedre Robinson (b. 1963)