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Sat, Nov 11


Trinity Cathedral

Celebrity Organ Recital: Thomas Sheehan

Organ virtuoso Dr. Thomas Sheehan, organist at Washington National Cathedral, plays a dazzling program of contemporary repertoire on the Rosales Organ.

Celebrity Organ Recital: Thomas Sheehan
Celebrity Organ Recital: Thomas Sheehan

Time & Location

Nov 11, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST

Trinity Cathedral

About the Event


Dr. Thomas Sheehan presents a thrilling recital of eclectic organ music from the latter half of the 20th century and beyond. This one-of-a-kind program features a diverse selection of contemporary organ works by women, BIPOC, Asian, and living composers, including Rachel Laurin, Carson Cooman, Brenda Portman, and Mark A. Miller.

This recital of cutting-edge organ works showcases a seasoned musical mixture of introspection, elegance, and fire – a combination that couldn’t be better suited to the world-class Rosales organ. Included in the program is a work that Dr. Sheehan premiered just last year.

About the organist: Thomas Sheehan is the Organist and Associate Director of Music at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, where he is responsible for the organ program at the Cathedral, covering both liturgical and concert expressions of organ music. In this position, he has played for several high-profile civic events, including the virtual service celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Prior to this position, he served on the music staffs of the Memorial Church, Harvard University; Saint Mark’s Church in Philadelphia, PA; and Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton, NJ. 

Tom is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he received diplomas in organ and harpsichord, studying with Alan Morrison and Leon Schelhase. He received both the Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, as a student of Ken Cowan. He is currently a doctoral candidate in organ at Boston University as a student of Peter Sykes. In 2016 he was named one of The Diapason’s “20 under 30,” a list of rising artists in the field of organ playing. He has performed as an organist throughout the United States, in Canada, and in Europe, including recital appearances in Reykjavík, Toulouse, and Montréal.

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