2016–2017 Concert Series


Sight and Sound: An Enchanting Bridge

October 15, 2016 – 7 PM

The Bridge Ensemble is a Batimore‐based professional Chamber Choir dedicated to exploring the links, both textual and musical, between pre‐17th century choral music and new music of the late 20th and 21st centuries. In an innovative and engaging musical/visual presentation narrated by an art curator, the Ensemble will musically explore the links between choral music and the fine arts.


Carols and Lullabies on the River

December 10, 2016 – 4 PM

St. Stephen’s Cathedral Choir along with guest soloists will perform traditional Christmas melodies along with the beautiful work of Conrad Susa, "Carols & Lullabies of the Southwest", accompanied by harp, guitar, marimba, and organ.


The Bach Choir of Baltimore

February 11, 2017 - 7 PM

The Bach Choir of Baltimore and its Baroque Orchestra will return to St. Stephen's to perform Johann Sebastian Bach's festive Cantata #91, the Brandenburg Concerto # 1 (BWV 1046), and George Frideric Handel's Water Music.


Pauken Messe

April 30, 2017 - 3 PM

The combined choirs of St. Stephen's Cathedral, Pine Street Presbyterian Church and Market Square Presbyterian Church will perform Joseph Haydn's dramatic Mass in Time of War. The mass will be directed by T. Herbert Dimmock, Music Director of St. Stephen's Cathedral. The Music Director of Pine Street is Brett Terry and Market Square is under the direction of Eric Riley.


Organ Marathon

May 27, 28 & 29

Concerts each day, every hour on the hour. St. Stephen's Cathedral is located right in the middle of the annual ARTSFEST celebration! Each year during the entire weekend, our doors are open to welcome the community to come in out of the sun (or rain!), relax in a pew, and enjoy a short 10-minute organ concert every hour on the hour between noon and ARTSFEST's closing. Music includes patriotic and popular tunes as well as classical selections. "Requests" are taken as well! These performances will be offered free of charge as gifts to the community.


Wine by the River

November 19, 2016 – 7 PM

A gala evening of entertainment and wine tasting hosted by oenophile, Hill Flynn. Enjoy and compare many fine wines; enhance your knowledge of wines and wine pairings. Proceeds from the evening will support the Music by the River Concerts.

All performances are held in historic St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral,
221 North Front Street, Harrisburg.

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From 81: Take the Front Street exit (downtown), turn left on Locust Street, then left on North River Street. The garage will be on your left.

From 83: Take the 2nd Street exit, turn left on Pine Street, left on Front Street, left on Locust Street, then left on North River Street.
The garage will be on your left.

Easy Parking:


PHFA Parking Garage
FREE, handicapped accessible parking is available at the PHFA garage.
The garage is on River Street between Front and 2nd Streets (see map).

An attendant will be at the entrance to assist you.

Street parking

Street parking on 2nd, Locust, or Pine Streets is free on Sundays, holidays,
and after 7 pm on weekdays and Saturdays.