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The Cathedral Choral Society is the resident symphonic chorus of Washington National Cathedral. The 240-voice chorus is the oldest choral group in Washington, having been founded in 1941 by Paul Callaway, who served as music director until 1984. Since 1985, J. Reilly Lewis has conducted the Society in musical masterpieces from plainsong to contemporary works. The four major concerts each season are often performed with full symphony orchestra. In its 63-year history, the Cathedral Choral Society has presented numerous world premieres, many of them commissioned by the Society, and has maintained a tradition of showcasing both promising young soloists and internationally known artists. In addition to concerts at Washington National Cathedral, the chorus has performed in venues around the city and on nationwide radio and television.
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Hymns Through Centuries volume 1 - Cathedral Choral Society - J. Reilly Lewis Hymns Through Centuries volume 2 - Cathedral Choral Society - J. Reilly Lewis Welcome All Wonders - Cathedral Choral Society - J. Reilly Lewis
This is our most popular hymn CD. Great hymns from the broad church tradition sung by a large choir in a monumental space with a large organ.  You will be singing along—guaranteed! Includes "Ye watchers and ye holy ones," "A mighty fortress is our God," "O sacred head," "All glory, laud and honor," "Abide with me," "Rock of Ages" and many other favorites. The Washington National Cathedral Choral Society follows their best-selling first volume of great hymns.  Booklet contains notes on the history of each hymn and texts.  Includes "In the bleak midwinter," "Rejoice, ye pure in Heart!," "Come down, O Love divine,":All my hope on God is founded," and "Lord of all hopefulness" among many others. Known for their best-selling CD series, "Hymns through the Centuries," the Cathedral Choral Society presents a new program of Christmas works in the spacious acoustics of the Washington National Cathedral. Includes carols with instrumental accompaniment and solo works for carillon, brass, and organ.