Concerts

Music has always been integral to the worship at the Church of the Transfiguration, and over the years a wealth of musical expressions has emerged. For details on upcoming concerts in the Church please scroll down!

The church is home to the internationally acclaimed choir, Gloriæ Dei Cantores (“Singers to the Glory of God”), who sing in Choral Eucharist and Evensong services throughout the year. The choir also presents a year-round concert series at the Church of the Transfiguration, frequently collaborating with guest soloists and orchestras. Their repertoire, spanning all periods and styles from Gregorian chant to 21st century works, illuminates choral treasures from rich cultural traditions across the globe.

The organists in residence at the Church of the Transfiguration, Dr. James Jordan and Dr. David Chalmers, present a year-round series of concerts on the landmark E.M. Skinner organ.

The Gabriel V resident brass ensemble performs in concert and in worship services, often collaborating with the resident organists.


Transfiguration Organ Concert
Saturday, August 5  at  7:30 pm 
Sunday, August 6 at 3:30 pm
Organists offer a Transfiguration organ concert featuring works by Bach, Vierne, and Sowerby. The concert will be performed on the E.M. Skinner Organ by Dr. James Jordan and Dr. David Chalmers, graduates of the Eastman School of Music, and artists-in-residence at the Church of The Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans. This powerful instrument restored by Nelson Barden of Boston, is comprised of parts of seventeen different E.M. Skinner organs, and is the only one in the world with its particular surround-sound configuration.

“The E.M. Skinner organ at the Church of the Transfiguration is a masterpiece of balance of harmonics, voicing, scale and color that is just overwhelmingly breathtaking.”—Organ Historical Society
Please call 508-240-2400 for more information.

The Pilgrim’s Progress: An Opera by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Gloriæ Dei Cantores and Elements Theatre Company collaborate to present Ralph Vaughan Williams’ opera, The Pilgrim’s Progress, fully staged with orchestra and guest soloists, at the Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA, on October 27, 28 and November 3, 4 at 7:30 PM.
Please call 508-240-2400 for more information.