The Cathedral Choirs
The Choir of the American Cathedral was founded in 1884, when the Choir School educated 16 boys who sang the offices daily in the manner of the great English and continental cathedrals. Today its singers (both men and women) provide music for more than 80 services each year, including weekly Sunday Eucharists, special feast days during the week, Solemn Evensongs, marriages and funerals.
Recent concerts have included Handel's Messiah, Christmas Oratorio and St. John Passion of Bach, Stabat Mater settings of Palestrina and Pärt, motets of Brahms, Chichester Psalms of Bernstein, the Four Motets and Requiem of Duruflé, and large works of Britten, Howells, and Finzi. They have been recorded for radio broadcast by the BBC and Fréquence Protestante.
Contact Canon Zach Ullery, Canon for Music, at email@example.com for more information.
Following the tradition in many Episcopal and Anglican churches, the Adult Choir performs a central role in our Eucharist services. Singers of all nationalities and faiths are admitted by audition. A good level of English as well as strong sightreading and vocal skills are required. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm.
The Youth Choir is an auditioned group ages 14 to 18 who sing with the Adult Choir three Sundays per month at the 11am service. Focusing largely on sacred music from the Anglican tradition, the youth choir sings compositions from many style periods and genres. Rehearsals take place on Thursdays evenings from 6 to 8pm.
The Children's Choir is open to all children ages 8 to 13 who like to sing and who can commit to our weekly rehearsal schedule. Building on the music education received in the Cathedral's Music Discovery class, the Children's Choir teaches vocal production, music theory, sight-singing, and elements of music history. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7pm.