St. Augustine is said to have taught that “he who sings well prays twice.” At the Cathedral of St. Joseph, the Music Ministry, formed of dedicated volunteer and professional musicians, seeks to foster and support our parish’s sung prayer.
Our cantors and organists minister on a regular basis for Wedding and Funeral Liturgies, and frequently at the weekday 12.05 masses.
The Cathedral Choir, led by Mr. David O’Donnell, Director of Music, Dr. Zvonimir Nagy, Diocesan Organist, and Tyler Greenwood, Organ Scholar, rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7-8.30 to prepare the repertoire for upcoming liturgies. While the choir customarily sings at the 10.30 Sunday Liturgies, it also sings regularly at Saturday evening Anticipated Masses, which are broadcast throughout the state Sunday mornings. The Cathedral Choir also forms the core of the Diocesan Festival and Vicariate Choirs that sing for Liturgies with Bishop Bransfield.
The Music Ministry always welcomes new members, especially cantors and choir members. The choir is open to all who are interested. While musical knowledge is recommended, it is not required.
Please see Mr. David O’Donnell after a Liturgy to express your interest or contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.