Cathedral Music

Music at the Cathedral

At the center of the Church is Jesus Christ, the “most handsome of the sons of men” and the “icon of God the Father.” It is his gracious presence that makes the Church’s Liturgy beautiful.  Inspired by this perfect beauty of Christ, the Church throughout the ages has created beautiful works of art for use in the Liturgy as well as to foster the arts in the surrounding culture.  The music program at the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans joyfully inherits this tradition. The choirs of the Cathedral weekly present the artistic treasures of the Church in the context of the Liturgy. The Concert Series seeks to carry this beauty out into the community. All of this is presented free of charge so that all people may be exposed to the beauty of the arts and by it be led to the perfect beauty of Christ.

For more information, or to make a donation in support of the music program, please contact Robert Cruz, Cathedral Director of Music, at rcruz@sjbcathedral.org or (318) 221-5296 x114.

Cathedral Choir

  • Open to anyone ages high school and older
  • Rehearses Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Sings most Sundays for 11:00 am Mass between Labor Day and Corpus Christi

Treble Choir

  • Open to any student in grades 3 through 8
  • Full-choir rehearses Wednesdays4:15 to 5:30 pm
  • One additional 30-minute small group rehearsal during the week (time varies)
  • Sings first Sundays at the5:30 pm Mass and third Sundays at the11:00 am Mass

Men’s Schola

  • Requires an audition/interview
  • Focuses on Gregorian chant
  • Rehearses Wednesdays 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Sings for a variety of Masses throughout the year

Women’s Schola

  • Requires an audition/interview
  • Focuses on Gregorian chant
  • Rehearses Wednesdays 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Sings for a variety of Masses throughout the year

 

For the most up to date information about the Cathedral Music Department, check out our Facebook page: @sjbcathedralmusic.  All sorts of interesting tidbits are posted there on a regular basis!

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