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.


Autumn Big Band Dance 

Friday, October 18, 2019 from 7 pm - 9 pm

All are invited to an evening with family and friends while listening and dancing to music of the big band era.  Cut a rug with live music played by the spectacular Ford's Colony Dance Band taking place in spacious Kaplan Parish Hall on the campus of Saint Bede Catholic Church.  Tickets at the door $10 (cash only) per person, free for those under 16 years old.  Refreshments/snacks available for purchase.  No outside drinks/food permitted.


Over the past 10 years, the Ford’s Colony Dance Band has performed throughout Williamsburg and Newport News.  Expanded in 2015 into a full 17 piece “big” band with the following instrumentation:  bass, drum set, keyboard, guitar, five saxophones, four trumpets and four trombones.  Over 60 Ford’s Colony and local area musicians have played in the band.  They play all styles of dance music:  swing, waltz, ballad, fox trot, disco, cha-cha, mambo, rhumba, samba, tango and boogie-woogie.  Watch and listen to their music on:


Trinity Organ Series

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Noon

Organist Joel S. Kumro, choirmaster and organist at Saint Benedict, Richmond VA, presents “Ever Ancient, Ever New" a recital of sacred and liturgical music for the organ, including works from the classical repertoire by J.S. Bach, Jean-François Dandrieu, and Girolamo Frescobaldi, along with newly composed works by Aaron David Miller, Gerald Near, Lynn Trapp, David Dahl, Mary Beth Bennett, and David Briggs.  



Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Join with the Youth Choir, Bell Choir, and Schola Cantorum of Saint Bede in this beautiful candlelit service of choral music, scripture readings, and traditional congregational hymns of the season.



Trinity Organ Series

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Noon

Saint Bede Catholic Church director of music and liturgy, organist Aaron Renninger, will perform.  Refreshments will follow. More information coming soon.



Trinity Organ Series

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Noon

Saint Bede Catholic Church associate director of music, organist Carina Sturdy, will perform.  Refreshments will follow. More information coming soon.



Way of the Cross from Saint Sulpice   (Tentative)

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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.


Trinity Organ Series  (Tentative)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Noon

 More information coming soon.


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.  Refreshments will follow. More information coming soon.



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.  Refreshments will follow. 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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