Music at the Cathedral
The Cathedral Schola
The Cathedral Schola is the primary vocal ensemble that sings at our English Masses Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. The choir season traditionally is September through early to mid-June. Often the ensemble sings at special Diocesan Masses, weddings, funerals, and Confirmations. Membership is open to men and women of all backgrounds and experience levels. High school and college singers are especially encouraged to participate. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and also Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:00 a.m. prior to Mass. Contact the Director of Sacred Music if interested.
El Coro Hispano de la Catedral de Santa Maria
El Coro Hispano de la Catedral de Santa Maria ofrece el liderazgo musical, acompanando en la Misa Dominical de las 12:15 p.m, en los Dias Festivos y en las liturgias bilingues de la Catedral. Motivamos a los guitarristas, trompetistas y a otros instrumentalistas que deseen unirse al coro. Los ensayos son los Martes por la noche, de 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The Cathedral Hispanic Choir
The Cathedral Hispanic Choir provides musical leadership for the Sunday 12:15 p.m. Spanish Mass, Holy Day celebrations, and bilingual liturgies at the Cathedral. Guitarists, trumpet player, and other instrumentalists are encouraged to join the choir. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The Cathedral/Diocesan Cantor Program
The Cathedral/Diocesan Cantor Program serves a valuable role to the Cathedral Parish and for our Diocesan Special Events. Anyone interested in serving as Cantor at the Cathedral should contact the Director of Sacred Music. Most Cantors are affiliated with one of the Cathedral Choirs or the music program of their own Parish. Consideration will also be taken based on education, professional experience, and willingness to learn.
The Pontifical Brass
The Pontifical Brass normally appears as brass quintet and percussion. The ensemble plays at select Masses at our Cathedral throughout the year. Repertoire played includes Mass parts, hymns, special choral selections, new compositions and arrangements, and stand alone brass quintet literature. Members are secured on a per service basis. Contact the Director of Sacred Music.