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.


The Pilgrim’s Progress: An Opera by Ralph Vaughan Williams
October 27, 28 and  November 3, 4

Gloriæ Dei Cantores and Elements Theatre Company present Ralph Vaughan Williams’s opera, The Pilgrim’s Progress, fully staged with orchestra and guest soloists at the Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA. For the first time in twelve years, the production is returning to a New England stage. The opera will draw an international audience into a timeless story portraying the universal journey of humanity’s search for spiritual redemption.

The Pilgrim’s Progress is the featured event of an international symposium on Arts and Ecumenism commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Sponsored in part by the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust of London, it will be the first fully-staged performance of the opera worldwide since performed in London in 2012.
A limited number of tickets are available!

The Pilgrims Progress will be performed at the Church of the Transfiguration, Cape Cod, MA, on October 27 & 28, and November 3 & 4 at 7:30PM.

Tickets: 508-240-2400 I Information:

Gabriele Giacomelli: In Concert 
October 29, 2017  3:00pm
E.M.Skinner Organ at the Church of the Transfiguration

Join us for an organ concert by guest artist, Gabriele Giacomelli, Italian organist and musicologist from Florence. The concert will be performed October 29th at 3:00pm on the E.M. Skinner organ at the Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor Orleans. For more information, visit

Tickets: 508-240-2400