Spacious Grace is the annual free-form arts festival at the cathedral when we remove the pews and invoke the muse.
Now in its fourth year, Spacious Grace is the time when we open up our amazing space and invite you to experience the sprawling indoor labyrinth, soaring 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. Just one of the enticing events: a world premiere by San Francisco’s leading contemporary dance ensemble. Events run from Monday, January 29 through Sunday, February 11.
The Sound Healing Symphony
Monday, January 29 at 7:30 pm
Ease into the new year with the trademark hypnotic music and sublime lighting of concerts by San Francisco Sound Meditation, led by Guy Douglas.
Dusk in the Chapel of Love
Friday, February 2 at 6:30 pm
Daybreaker SF, the west coast branch of a worldwide early morning dance movement, returns for a special Spacious Grace evening of yoga and dance at dusk in the beautiful, pew-less cathedral.
Saturday, February 3 at 10 am – 12 pm
Want to fast from overscheduling and sensory overload? Come and rest in the quiet of Grace as we seek the light of Epiphany. Quiet Morning will include times of meditation, prayer and silence, in the beautiful spaciousness of the cathedral.
The Forum with KT Nelson and Sidney Chen: Path of Miracles
Sunday, February 4 at 9:30 am
Groundbreaking ODC/Dance Company’s co-Artistic Director will discuss the premiere of her new work at Grace Cathedral, inspired by her walk on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Sidney Chen, long-time member of Volti joins the conversation with dean Malcolm Young.
Sunday, February 4 at 4 p.m.
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 and the male chamber choir.
ODC/Dance Company’s Path of Miracles
Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 pm
Marvel at a site-specific world premiere created in collaboration with San Francisco’s outstanding 17-member vocal ensemble, Volti, singing a transcendent score by Joby Talbot. Tickets at odc.dance.
The Forum with Robert Fersh: Convergence
Sunday, February 11 at 9:30 am
The president and founder of Convergence, an organization dedicated to bringing people and groups with conflicting views together, on forming alliances to solve seemingly insolvable national issues.
Organ Recital Series — Susan Jane Matthews
Sunday, February 11 at 4 pm
Dr. Susan Jane Matthews will present a program of Romantic, modern, and contemporary works by women composers, including a West Coast premiere on one of America’s finest organs, a 7,466 pipe Æolian-Skinner.