Concerts at Saint Cecilia

At Saint Cecilia, we’re passionate about music.

Dedicated to the patroness of sacred music and neighbor to two world-renowned colleges of music, we are fortunate to partner with many musicians and musical organizations in Boston.

Most Recent Organ Recitals
2022 Organ Recital Series

We invite you to enjoy the majesty of the four-keyboard Gilbert and Smith pipe organ in 30-minute FREE recitals of some of the most thrilling and sublime music written by the great musical geniuses of the pipe organ.

At Saint Cecilia, we feature performers that make the pipe organ come alive and music that opens your eyes to the amazing world of the King of Instruments. Tune in and hear the instrument’s 3,000 plus pipes and hear the ROAR that one of Boston’s largest pipe organs makes in this reverberant space. You’ll experience the organ’s magic, power, and versatility, the mystery of the organ’s unique sounds, the exciting music of the great composers for the pipe organ, and a fascinating fully hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind musical MACHINE that incorporates woodworking, metal-smithing, electricity and electronics, computer technology, physics, acoustics, and a lot of other scientific and musical know-how.

Even if you’re not a musician, familiar with the pipe organ at all, or one who rarely steps foot inside a church: these recitals are for YOU! The recital series events are geared to attract and engage people of all ages, those familiar with the pipe organ, and those who’ve never seen one up close or are acquainted with its musical possibilities.

Be sure to join us on YouTube for each concert from 12:30-1:00 p.m. We will also post the links on the Saint Cecilia Parish Facebook page.

Concert Archive

Check out organ recitals from Spring 2021 below.

Our Next Concert Airs In

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Most Recent Concerts

Friday, April 1

12:30 p.m. – VIEW HERE
Organ Recital: Peter Krasinski

Friday, March 11

12:30 p.m. – VIEW HERE
Organ Recital: Richard Clark

Robert Duff

Robert Duff

Director of Music

For questions or inquiries, please contact our director of music.

Music from our Partners

 

Shelter Music Boston —

Shelter Music Boston Musicians

Shelter Music Boston Musicians play at Saint Cecilia in February 2022

Shelter Music Boston delivers monthly chamber music concerts to Greater Boston homeless shelters and recovery centers, providing classical music as a social service. During the pandemic, since they are unable to perform inside their partner organizations, they film their recordings at Saint Cecilia and pipe the music in. Shelter Music Boston believes (and we agree!) all people deserve access to the inspiring beauty and therapeutic power of classical music.

Concerts Filmed at Saint Cecilia: February’s Concert May’s Concert | April’s Concert | December’s Concert | October’s Concert | September’s Concert | July’s Concert

 

Handel & Haydn Society —

A group of string performers dressed in black play in a church

H+H concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky directs a string section at Saint Cecilia in February 2021

Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society performs Baroque and Classical music with a freshness, vitality, and creativity that inspires all ages. H+H has been captivating audiences for 206 consecutive seasons (the most of any performing arts organization in the United States) speaking to its singular success at converting new audiences to this extraordinary music, generation after generation. They filmed two recent concerts at Saint Cecilia Parish. Watch them by clicking the links below!

Concerts Filmed at Saint Cecilia: GLORIES OF THE BAROQUE | A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS

 

Parish Accessibility

The church building is fully accessible by elevator at both the street level entrance on Belvidere Street (at the front of the building), and at the entrance on the corner of St. Cecilia Street and Scotia Street (the left side of the building).