Spacious Grace is the annual free-form arts festival at the cathedral when we remove the pews and fill the space with exciting events that are free and open to all.
Now in its third year, Spacious Grace is the time when we open up our amazing space and invite you to experience the soaring arches, majestic columns and glittering stained glass in a whole new way. We invite artists to present a wide range of cultural events — theater, dance, music and more — for two weeks in February. This year you can see a completely new light art experience by one of America’s most famous light artists, go behind the scenes of a world premiere theatrical production, hear musicians all the way from St. Petersburg and support local artists at our elegy for Ghost Ship. We hope you will join us.
Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 pm
A concert by the Konevets Quartet of St. Petersburg will offer a fascinating program of harmonic brilliance in the rich tradition of Russian choral music.
Carey Perloff: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Sunday, February 19 at 9:30 am
ACT’s Artistic Director will take us behind the scenes of the world premiere adaptation of the best selling novel by Khaled Hosseini at The Forum.
Gabriel Gold + Sam Jackson
Saturday, February 18 at 7 pm
The featured musicians for Yoga on the Labyrinth and Candlelight Labyrinth Walks at the cathedral launch their latest CD with a concert of hang and halo handpans, crystal bowls and voice.
ODC Behind the Scenes
Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 pm
Step into the rehearsal studio with ODC/Dance Company and see the artistic process behind the new work to premiere at Dance Downtown 2017.
Elegy for Ghost Ship
Thursday, February 23 at 8 pm
An evening of music in remembrance of those lost in the Oakland warehouse fire.
Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25
6 pm: Artist Talk & Walkthrough
6:30 to 9:30 pm: Miracles in Light on view
Come visit the darkened cathedral during these hours to experience a light art event created by our 2016 Artists in Residence Benjamin Bergery and Jim Campbell. The piece will evoke different Biblical miracles using nothing more than light and text throughout the cathedral.