Introducing our new Assistant Director of Music and Organist, Christopher Stroh! Our final concert of the 2021 Summer Recital Series is on August 25.

Chris Stroh comes to Seattle after 15 years as the Principal Organist for the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He will play a program entitled "Hail, Star of the Sea: Organ Music in Celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary":

Magnificat Primi Toni, BuxWV 203 – Dietrich Buxtehude
Ave Maris Stella – Nicolas de Grigny
Ave Maria von Arcadelt – Franz Liszt
Ave Maris Stella, Op. 18, No. 9 – Marcel Dupré
L'Orgue Mystique, Office No. 35: In Assumptione B. M. V. – Charles Tournemire

Summer concerts, approximately 1 hour long with no intermission, are only presented in-person and are not livestreamed. Registration is no longer required and there are no limits on the number of attendees. Masks are required for those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and optional (but recommended) for vaccinated people. We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance to help prevent long entry lines, but tickets will also be sold at the door.

Click here to view all concerts on the Summer Recital Series.


2021 Summer Recital Series: Christopher Stroh, organ – Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – 7:00 pm

This link will take you to the ticketing site.

Suggested donation: $18.00 / students & seniors: $10.00
$1-$9.99 pay-what-you-can tickets and an option to offer a donation greater than the suggested amount are also available at the ticketing link.

To make Friends of Cathedral Music donor reservations, to request a complimentary parishioner ticket, or to buy advance tickets with a check or cash, contact or 206-382-4874.

More Information:

Concerts at St. James Cathedral
Concerts on the 2021 Summer Recital Series begin at 7:00pm and are approximately one hour long with no intermission. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Lifting of COVID-19 Restrictions
Masks continue to be required for those who are not vaccinated. Those who are fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus are recommended but not required to wear a mask in the Cathedral. Social distancing is no longer required. Those who are feeling ill or have a fever are requested to not attend the concert (refunds will be issued in those instances).

Where to Enter
There are three Cathedral entrances with box offices for concerts:

- The Marion Street/Terry Avenue entrance at the northeast corner of the Cathedral is (nearest to O'Dea parking). This entrance is handicapped accessible. The restrooms are located at this entrance.

- The Columbia Street/Courtyard entrance is on the south side of the Cathedral near the Chapel. Handicapped accessible via a ramp.

- The 9th Avenue entrance is on the west side of the Cathedral. This entrance is NOT handicapped accessible.

Tickets and Seating
You will receive a ticket by email after your purchase on Please bring a printed or electronic copy (on smartphone or tablet) of your ticket to the concert. You may check in at any entrance.

Concert seating is first come, first served. Please note that some seats, indicated by signs, are reserved for Friends of Cathedral Music donors.

If you or a member of your party has a specific seating need (wheelchair, aisle seat for walker, etc.), please contact us in advance at or 206-382-4874, and we will make sure that you are accommodated.

Parking Information
- Free parking is available in the O'Dea High School parking lot, entrances on Marion and Columbia Streets between Terry and Boren Avenues.

- Paid street parking is enforced until 8:00pm.

- Handicapped parking is available on the west side of Terry Avenue, between Marion and Columbia.

- The First Hill Medical Pavilion garage at 1124 Columbia St. (at the corner of Boren and Columbia, across from the O'Dea lot) is open until midnight, with $5.00 evening parking.

- A 24-hour garage, the First Hill Plaza Garage, located at 1300 Summit Avenue (between Madison and Spring), offers $3.00 parking for up to 10 hours on evenings after 5:00pm and weekends.

Public Transportation
St. James Cathedral is within a few blocks of a number of bus lines and the First Hill Streetcar. The #60 bus stops directly in front on 9th Ave. To plan your trip, visit (or 206-553-3000), or and search for Terry Ave & Marion St, Seattle.

If you have any questions, please call the Music Office at 206-382-4874, or e-mail The office is staffed Tuesdays and Thursdays from approximately 11am–5pm as well as on concert days.

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