The Schola Cantorum
The Schola Cantorum (Latin for “school of singers”) provides music for the 10:00am Latin and 11:30am English Masses from the second Sunday after Labor Day through the Baptism of the Lord, and from Ash Wednesday through Corpus Christi. The Schola is also the principal ensemble for special liturgies such as Christmas Mass and Easter Vigil.
Repertoire for the Schola ranges from medieval to contemporary and includes Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, classical motets and compositions by prominent contemporary composers of liturgical music. The Schola also provides Introits and Communion Antiphons for the weekly Latin Mass as well as special programs of Gregorian chant.
The Contemporary Choir
The Contemporary Choir also consists of professional singers and instrumentalists and talented volunteers selected by audition. The Contemporary Choir provides music for the 5:30pm Sunday evening Mass throughout the year, with a repertoire that focuses on the best of today’s liturgical music composers as well as settings of from traditional hymns, gospel, American spirituals and other traditional music.
Hispanic Music Ministry
The Hispanic Music Ministry provides music and facilitates active prayer for the Spanish liturgies at the Cathedral from the second Sunday after Labor Day through the Baptism of the Lord, and from Ash Wednesday through Corpus Christi. The ensemble is made up of both volunteer and professional singers and instrumentalists. The musical selections are taken from both the rich tradition of Hispanic liturgical music, as well as new and contemporary compositions.
The Festival Singers
The Festival Singers includes professional and volunteer members from the ensembles as well as additional talented members of the community. The Festival Singers come together for special concerts and events throughout the year.