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.


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.  In this hectic and chaotic time of year, set aside this hour to immerse yourself in the music of the season and prepare your heart and mind for the coming of Christ as an infant.


Virginia Symphony Holiday Brass

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM

The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony Brass section ring in the holidays with a blast!  Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays- featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections in an all-new program.  You'll enjoy music from a variety of styles that have made this concert a new holiday tradition!  Parking is limited, please consider carpooling.  Tickets can be purchased through the Virginia Symphony at


Trinity Organ Series

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Noon

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



Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM in Kaplan Parish Hall

Join us for the 16th season featuring viola virtuoso, Adelya Lindsay.  Featured composers on this concert include works by Dvorak, Brahms, and others.

  Born in Russia, Adelya Lindsay moved to the U.S. to study as a scholarship student at Temple University in Philadelphia where she received her undergraduate and Master of Music degrees in viola performance.  She earned her Doctor of Music degree from Temple University in May 2019.  Adelya studied in the international studio of world-renowned professor Eduard Schmieder and Daniel Avshalomov of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music.  Currently, Adelya performs as principal violist and soloist with the California based ensemble, IPalpiti, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, and was recently a featured recitalist in New York’s Carnegie Hall as First Prize Winner of the American Protégé International Competition.  Since her first year at Boyer College, she served as permanent principal viola of the twice Grammy nominated Temple Symphony Orchestra. 

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


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.


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.  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. 

  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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