Concert Calendar

Saint Bede hosts many concerts each year.  We also welcome performances by non-parish groups.  Past concerts include the Vienna Boys Choir, King's Singers, Virginia Symphony, the USAF bands, and U.S. Army TRADOC bands.  Contact Aaron Renninger for information on using our facilities for a concert.  


All concerts are held in the Main Church Nave unless otherwise specified.


Way of the Cross from Saint Sulpice

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Concert Organist Stephen Buzard will perform Meditations on the Stations of the Cross (Le Chemin de la Croix) by Marcel Dupre, longtime organist at Saint Sulpice, France.  This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the most significant and deeply spiritual musical works of the 20th Century. 

  Since the Middle Ages, Christians have meditated through both prayer and art upon Jesus' final journey to Calvary.  In 1931 the great French organist Marcel Dupre improvised a musical depiction of the Stations of the Cross as meditations on poems by Paul Claudel. Throughout the fourteen movements, Dupre weaves a rich theological tapestry symbolizing themes of Christ's Passion and musical motives.  Come for some respite in the darkened nave for this meditative performance of Dupre's music and Claudel's poetry.

  Stephen Buzard is the Director of Music at St. James Cathedral in Chicago.  He is the principal musician at St. James, playing the organ for services and directing the Cathedral Choir.  Mr. Buzard holds a Master of Music degree from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music where he studied organ with Thomas Murray and improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart.  Mr. Buzard earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Westminster Choir College in 2010 where he studied organ with virtuoso Ken Cowan. In 2017 he was named one of the “top 20 organists under 30” by The Diapason magazine.  Mr. Buzard is under exclusive management of Karen MacFarlane Artists. For more information, please visit


Trinity Organ Series

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Noon

Organist Dr. Robert Gallagher, minister of music at River Road Church, Baptist in Richmond VA, will perform.  More information coming soon.



Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra

Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM in Kaplan Parish Hall

Join us for the season closing concert in the ever popular "Tribute to Youth".  This concert features violinist, Lydia Newton performing the Glazunov violin concerto in A minor with the orchestra.  The student chorale from Veritas Academy, under the direction of Judy Olbrych- vocal director, will also be featured.

  Ms. Newton studies with renowned violinist, Charles Castleman at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida where she is a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar, Class of 2022.  Lydia has been a state winner in the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) and finalist at the MTNA National Conference in Texas.  Lydia has been awarded music education grants from the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation (2018) and The Performing Arts Consortium.  She has appeared as violin soloist with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Southeastern Louisiana University Chamber Orchestra.  Recent recitals include Hilton Head, SC “Young Artist Performances” concert series, and Charleston’s “Music Matters” series.

  Concert artists, adult players, and accomplished students interested in playing with the orchestra should contact the coordinator, Dr. Alice Lindsay, at


Trinity Organ Series

Wednesday, June 3 2020 at Noon

Organist Daniel Sanez, director of music and liturgy at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond VA, will perform.  More information coming soon.

  Before his appointment at the cathedral, Daniel was director of music, organist, and choirmaster for the Church of Saint Catherine of Siena in New York City, associate director of music for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and assistant director of music at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown, D.C.
He has concertized throughout the United States ofAmerica, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany.
  Daniel is a graduate of Boston College where he studied organ and choral conducting. Daniel earned the Master of Music in Historical Performance at the prestigious Oberlin College Conservatory of Music where he studied organ, harpsichord, fortepiano, voice, and choral conducting. Daniel is a member of the New York City and Richmond Chapters of the American Guild of Organists, Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians, Organ Historical Society, Church Music Association of America, American Choral Directors Association, and National Association of Pastoral Musicians.


For additional information, email or call the Music and Liturgy Office at 757-229-3631.



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