The Cathedral musicians are committed to finding new ways of enriching our worship and reaching the wider community. We use our social media platforms to share choral and organ videos as well as educational content.

Visit our Music at the Cathedral Facebook page regularly for the latest news and offerings. You can also subscribe to our Cathedral's YouTube channel. On this page, you will learn about our most recent outreach projects as well as how to get involved with our programme.

All of this work - in person and digital - is only possible through the continued support of our congregation and friends.

If you feel able to make an offering, you can do so securely by clicking the Donate button. Whether you give towards Easter brass, a choral scholarship, or an organ repair, your contributions make a valuable impact.

Join the Cathedral Choir

From young students to retirees, new singers are always welcome to join our Cathedral Choir. Prospective members should be capable of holding a line independently and have some degree of musical literacy. The ability to sing at sight is a significant advantage. In order to execute the amount of repertoire at the highest possible level, our choir meets most Thursdays from September to June. We hope new singers can commit to the full schedule, although we can accommodate individual circumstances. You do not need to be a practising Christian to join the choir, but we do hope that prospective singers will be sympathetic to our Cathedral’s mission. To arrange an informal audition, contact the Director of Music.

Occasionally, we have staff singer openings. In addition to supporting volunteers in their section, singers should be comfortable with solo and quartet work. Experience with diverse styles, especially early music, is highly desirable. If you are interested in being a paid section leader, contact the Director of Music.

Guest Artists

We extend a warm welcome to instrumentalists, organists, chamber groups, visiting choirs, and dancers. We are especially supportive of young professionals, and we collaborate extensively with students from the Schulich School of Music. In addition to concerts, guests are invited to offer their musical gifts at the 9 AM French Eucharist, 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist, or 4 PM Evensong. Interested artists should contact the Director of Music.

Evensong & Vespers

Christ Church Cathedral is one of few North American churches to offer Choral Evensong every Sunday. Here, you can learn more about this service, its music, as well as our revised Evening Prayer during COVID, Organ Vespers.

Evensong is a distinctly Anglican form of Evening Prayer that unites us with people of all cultures, times, and places. It dates back to 16th century England, although its roots lie in daily offices prayed by the earliest Christians. In this video, our Director of Music introduces the general outline of this service.

A "virtual choir" video of Stanford's well-loved Evening Service in G.

Organ Vespers Preview for July 26, 2020

Organ Vespers for the Feast of Pentecost, May 31, 2020

 

Hymn Series: Christian Song Across the Centuries

During the summer of 2020, Nicholas Capozzoli created a series of 14 videos about hymns from various denominations, eras, and cultures. Topics range from female poets, the Lutheran chorale, the Wesley family, Gregorian chant, and much more! Each video concludes with a hymn you can sing at home.

Watch this video on YouTube to find the 14-video playlist.