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A Cathedral Christmas

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Saturday, December 18 @ 3:00 pm 4:30 pm

Christmas at Grace Cathedral is back in person in 2021!  

In the grand tradition of the great cathedrals of Europe, the Choir of Men and Boys accompanied by full orchestra and organ will transport you with their exquisite performances of favorite carols and holiday masterpieces—a beloved San Francisco tradition. 

Since 1947, Christmas at Grace Cathedral has offered an ideal way to ring in the season, with magnificent music, a majestic setting and astonishing acoustics. Experience the deep connection between spirit and art at Grace Cathedral this Christmas. 

This performance is 90 minutes with no intermission. 

Proof of vaccination (except for children under age 12) and masks are required for entry. Please dress warmly. Children are very welcome if they are mature enough to quietly enjoy a concert of classical music. Thank you for your understanding. 

About the Choir of Men and Boys 

Grace Cathedral has had a men’s choir since its founding as an institution in 1906, and boys’ voices were added in 1913. The centuries-old Anglican tradition of a men and boys choir has since blossomed here, as one of a handful of such choirs in the United States. The boys of the Choir are students at  Cathedral School for Boys. The men of the Choir are a professional ensemble. The Choir, directed by Canon Director of Music Benjamin Bachmann, sings the 11 am Sunday Eucharist and at the 5:30 pm Thursday Evensong every week.  


The magic of Christmas lives on at Grace because of our generous sponsors. You make these concerts possible, and enable us to make this beloved Christmas tradition accessible to all in this most extraordinary year. Sponsorships start at $500. For more information visit our  Christmas Sponsorships page  or contact our Development Office at [email protected] or 415-749-6352. Thank you! 

Find out about our  Christmas Services  and other Christmas concerts, A Brass and Organ Christmas, Soulful Joy  and  Sing You A Merry Christmas.   

Looking for a fantastic holiday gift? Buy the  Choir of Men and Boys Christmas CD recorded live in the cathedral in 2016.