Labor Day at the Cathedral

An extraordinary weekend of music for college and adult singers, celebrating the 85th birthday of American church music composer, Claude L. Bass, including a mass choir of 250 singers with a full orchestra of local professional musicians.

Quick Facts

Date & Time

Begin: Friday, September 4, 2020
End: Sunday, September 6, 2020

Location

Washington National Cathedral
Washington, DC

Cost

$195 per participant
Heavily discounted thanks to an anonymous donor gift!

Featuring American church music composer, Claude L. Bass

Learn more about Dr. Bass

And YouthCUE Founder & President Randy Edwards

Mr. Edwards is one of the premiere specialists in youth choir ministry today. He is sought widely as a conductor, clinician, consultant, and teacher.
Learn more about Randy

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We’ve organized everything you need right here.

Labor Day at the Cathedral is YouthCUE’s flagship program for college and adult singers, offering participants a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity of singing in one of the premiere venues in the United States, the Washington National Cathedral. Accompanied by members of the local professional symphony, participating in Labor Day at the Cathedral is not an experience you’ll want to miss!

Participation Fee (incl. Anthem Packet)
Heavily discounted thanks to an anonymous donor gift!
$195 per participant

Participants include both directors and singers.  Your total fees are due upon registration.  Due to the special, one-time nature of this rate, all fees are non-refundable.

What’s included

  • All Festival activities
  • Grand Concert at the National Cathedral accompanied by orchestra comprised of local professional musicians
  • Anthem Packet (a $45 value)
  • Professionally-produced recording of the Grand Concert

What’s not included – you are responsible for:

  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Meals
Friday, September 4  
4:00 – 6:30pm Rehearsal at National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir NW
6:30pm Rehearsal ends
   
Saturday, September 5  
9:00am Rehearsal at National City Christian Church
12:30pm Lunch on your own
2:00 – 3:30pm Rehearsal at National City Christian Church
3:30pm Rest of afternoon and evening on your own
   
Sunday, September 6  
  Morning free
1:30pm Rehearsal at NCCC w/ orchestra
3:30pm Rehearsal ends
  Be sure to eat dinner or a heavy snack before the concert!
6:15pm Choir call & places at the National Cathedral
7:30pm Concert
9:00pm End
9:30pm Clear Cathedral

Your Anthem Packet is included in the Participation Fee.  All repertoire is composed by Claude L. Bass.

Psalm 150
Sing for Joy
Be Thou My Vision
How Blest Are They
Trust in the Lord
Sing to the Lord a New Song
My God, How Wonderful You Are
Awake, Praise Him
Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord
Sometimes a Light Surprises

Register your choir for the 2020 Labor Day at the Cathedral

NOTE: The registration portal is for groups only, not for individuals. If you would like to participate as an individual singer, we welcome you to do so. Simply contact us directly and we’ll get you signed up.

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NOTE: The registration portal is for groups only, not for individuals. If you would like to participate as an individual singer, we welcome you to do so. Simply contact us directly and we’ll get you signed up.

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