Liturgical Music

Our parish music ministry works to bring vitality to our sung worship through a wide variety of beauty in our liturgical music.  One great aspect of the Cathedral music ministry is the community that is built among the various musicians and singers, bringing about a depth of faith and spirituality and commitment to prayer and good works.

The Liturgical Music Office is located on the lower level of the Cathedral behind Marian Hall.   Here is a listing of various music ministries at the Cathedral.  If you are interested in serving in the Cathedral music ministry in any way, call the Office at 725-2703.

Cathedral Choir
The Cathedral Choir serves the Cathedral from September through May, or as far as the feast of Pentecost, whichever comes last.  Choir members rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm and serve at the 10 AM Sunday Mass.

Cathedral Cantors
Cantors serve to lead the assembly in sung worship.  All Cantors take training offered through the diocesan Institute for Liturgy and Spirituality in conjunction with the Midsouth NPM chapter.   

Schola Cantorum
The Cathdral High School (9-12) Schola Canturm provides musical leadership at Tuesday morning liturgies throughout the academic year, and presents annual Lessons and Carols on the 3rd Sunday of Advent, and a concert each spring in May. This ensemble is directed by Mr. Marc Cerisier.

Guest Musicians
For various occasions, such as particularly solemn feasts, the Cathedral invites additional musicians to play, such as brass or string quartets, as well as individual instrumentalists.  You never know when you might hear the enhancing music of an oboe, trumpet, or violin at a Cathedral liturgy. 

Concerts
Concerts are held in the Cathedral each year, the Cathedral is blessed to host numerous professional and semi-professional ensembles for concerts. If your orchestra or choir is interested in presenting a concert in the Cathedral, please contact the Music Office at (901) 725-2703.

Epiphany Concert - January 2014
Listen to the beautiful music performed by the Cathedral Choir, Diocesan Choir and Friends as well as the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra here.