“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 Music Ministry
The Cathedral Choir is a semi-professional choir that sings primarily 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!
The St. Benedict Choir is a choir for choristers in grades 3-8. Using the Royal School of Church Music’s “Voice for Life Program,” the choristers learn to read music, learn about vocal production, music theory, history and sight-singing. There are also fun musical activities! We invite you to join us and bring a friend!! Rehearsals are each Tuesday afternoon from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Cathedral Choir Room located in the Allegro Charter School building.
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist also serves as a venue for several other musical performances throughout the year such as the Messiah Concert by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Choir, and our resident groups, the Renaissance Ensemble the Taylor Festival Choir (click to view more information). Check back here for information of upcoming performances!
Check out our Choral Mass Schedule for the 2017-18 Year!
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.