JOIN A CHOIR
The Cathedral of St. John Berchmans has choirs for adults and for children. The Cathedral Choir is open to anyone ages high school and older. The only requirement is a desire to actively learn more about church liturgy and music. While it is not necessary to read music, a basic knowledge is a definite advantage. The Cathedral Choir sings for the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass year-round in addition to various other Holy Days. With a repertoire spanning Gregorian Chant through the 20th century, the Cathedral Choir offers a rewarding spiritual and musical experience for participants of all skill levels.
For anyone interested in learning more about Gregorian Chant, either for their own personal development or with an interest in auditioning for the Schola Cantorum, an entry level Gregorian Chant class is held on Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The class is suitable for grade 6 and older; there is no fee. Depending on interest and ability, the class may periodically sing for weekend Masses.
Cantor Training Program
Any high school student interested in learning more about serving as a cantor for Mass is welcome to enroll in the Cantor Training Program. Participants work at their own pace and receive training in the theology of the Mass, singing technique, and the logistics of cantoring at the Cathedral. Following this period of training, participants may be assigned to cantor the 4:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday or the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday.
For more information on the Adult Choirs, click here, and for Youth, click here, or contact Robert Cruz, Cathedral Director of Music, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at the Cathedral office, (318) 221-5296.
• Angel Choir ages 4-5
• Cherub Choir grades 1-2
• Treble Choir grades 3 and up
• Schola Cantorum High School through Adults
• Cathedral Choir
• St. Cecilia Choral Society