“The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art.” – Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy #112
Director of Music/Choirmaster – Mr. Dan Sansone
At the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, we endeavor to provide a model for sacred, Catholic music, firmly planted on the solid foundation of the Church’s vast, rich musical heritage. The Cathedral Choir sings at the Solemn High Mass each Sunday morning at 11:15 from September- the Feast of Corpus Christi. We will be also performing in the Cathedral Music Series throughout the upcoming season, which will include the annual Bishop’s Concert with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. If you have ever given thought to possibly joining the Cathedral Choir, now is the perfect time to do so! There are currently openings in each section (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) and we would welcome any new members.
Two years ago we established the St. Benedict Choir for girls in grades 3-7. The Choristers provided musical leadership for the 9:00am Sunday Mass, which has traditionally been a family-orientated Liturgy. The girls enjoyed singing and the parishioners enjoyed hearing their music throughout the year. The St. Benedict Choir will rehearses each Tuesday afternoon from 4:30pm-5:30pm and will be singing at least twice a month. The choristers will learn about vocal production, music theory and history, sight-singing, and there will also be fun musical activities!
This year we are pleased to announce that we will establish the St. Cecilia Choir for girls in grades 9-12. The choristers will provide musical leadership for various Masses scheduled throughout the year as well as combining on occasion with the Cathedral Choir. The St. Cecilia Choir will rehearse each Wednesday evening from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
Weekly Sacred Music
26 March 2017 (click to view)
Ash Wednesday 2017 (click to view)
Cathedral Choir Fall Repertoire
Click here for the full repertoire of the Cathedral Choir for Fall 2016.
Cathedral Choir Choral Mass Schedule
Click here for the 2016-2017 Cathedral Choir Choral Mass schedule.
View the Gloria from our Epiphany Choral Mass: Missa Brevis St. Joannes de Deo by Franz Joseph Haydn.
View the Credo from our Epiphany Choral Mass: Missa Brevis St. Joannes de Deo by Franz Joseph Haydn.