The Cathedral community shares a rich liturgical life, with well over 200 liturgies every year which require music. The music of our liturgy is our choir's first and most spiritual priority. We are dedicated to grafting, through our liturgical music, our spirits and lives to one another in Christ. The choir provides music for Holy Eucharist each Sunday at the 9:00 am and 11:15 am services (10:00 am during the summer months).

The Director of Music is currently auditioning for additional staff singers. Please contact Stephen Tappe at 303-577-7727 or at Tappe@sjcathedral.org.

Evensong

Choral Evensong in the English Cathedral tradition at 3:00 pm in the Cathedral. Pre-Evensong Concert Intended as an extended prelude to Evensong, these programs are an excellent way to prepare for this quiet evening service, and hear skillful music-making as well. These programs run 2:30pm to 2:55pm and feature local artists.

Linda Wang, violin

Linda Wang is Professor of Violin at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music.  She is a native of New York City, having studied at The Juilliard School, the Colburn School, and the University of Southern California.  An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with such artists as Schmuel Ashkenazi, Ivry Gitlis, Cho-Liang Lin, Lynn Harrell, Heinrich Schiff, Roberto Diaz, the Ives Quartet, members of the San Francisco and Dallas Symphonies, and the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics.

Evensong

Choral Evensong in the English Cathedral tradition at 3:00 pm in the Cathedral.

Pre-Evensong Concert

Intended as an extended prelude to Evensong, these programs are an excellent way to prepare for this quiet evening service, and hear skillful music-making as well.  These programs run 2:30pm to 2:55pm and feature local artists.

 

Deke Polifka, organ

Deke Polifka is the organist and choirmaster at Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs since 2006.  Deke also serves as assistant conductor of the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble.

Evensong

Choral Evensong in the English Cathedral tradition at 3:00 pm in the Cathedral.

Pre-Evensong Concert

Intended as an extended prelude to Evensong, these programs are an excellent way to prepare for this quiet evening service, and hear skillful music-making as well.  These programs run 2:30pm to 2:55pm and feature local artists.

 

STRING

STRING is an ensemble of three musicians performing music from the Renaissance on the viola da gamba family of instruments.

Evensong

Choral Evensong in the English Cathedral tradition at 3:00 pm in the Cathedral.

Pre-Evensong Concert

Intended as an extended prelude to Evensong, these programs are an excellent way to prepare for this quiet evening service, and hear skillful music-making as well.  These programs run 2:30pm to 2:55pm and feature local artists.

 

Laura Husbands, guitar

Laura Husbands is an award winning guitarist from the United Kingdom. At the age of 15, she was accepted into the prestigious Chetham's School of Music. Two years later she went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Whilst there, Laura won the Chanterelle Guitar Competition (in 2004 and 2006), the NESCGS award in 2007 and the Dundee Guitar Festival Scholarship in 2008. Laura gained her bachelor of music in 2008 with first-class honors and successfully achieved a postgraduate diploma with distinction in 2009.

To continue her love of music, and most importantly the guitar, Laura moved to Denver in 2009 to study with Ricardo Iznaola. She graduated with an artist diploma in 2011 and master's degree in 2013 from the Lamont School of Music. There she was awarded Outstanding Graduate Student in Performance and Outstanding Graduating Classical Guitarist. Laura has performed in venues across Europe and the US. Highlights include the Dundee Guitar Festival, the London Guitar Festival, Bolivar Hall and the Purcell Room. In the US Laura has been invited to perform at the Seattle, Denver, Boulder, Cheyenne and Mountain Chamber Music societies. She has won top prizes in eleven international competitions across Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Laura has appeared as a soloist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow Chamber Orchestra, and the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra performing Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. Laura is currently adjunct faculty of guitar at the University of Denver, instructor of guitar studies at Colorado Christian University, and educator at Englewood Arts Center after School program. Laura is currently the director of the Denver Classical Guitar Competition. She is also a member of the guitar duo Sakura Guitar Duo.

Laura will perform works by Johann Kaspar Mertz, Bach, and Takashi Yoshimatsu.

Evensong

Choral Evensong in the English Cathedral tradition at 3:00 pm in the Cathedral.

Pre-Evensong Concert

Intended as an extended prelude to Evensong, these programs are an excellent way to prepare for this quiet evening service, and hear skillful music-making as well.  These programs run 2:30pm to 2:55pm and feature local artists.

 

David Yang, piano

David Yang is a pianist and countertenor in the Denver area. He is the Director of Music at Christ the King Catholic Church in Evergreen, CO. A Los Angeles native, David holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California.

Evensong

Choral Evensong in the English Cathedral tradition at 3:00 pm in the Cathedral.

Pre-Evensong Concert

Intended as an extended prelude to Evensong, these programs are an excellent way to prepare for this quiet evening service, and hear skillful music-making as well.  These programs run 2:30pm to 2:55pm and feature local artists.

Denver Children's Choir

For 22 years the Denver Children’s Choir has served hundreds of Denver-area children, ages 7 to 18, in its multi-leveled choral music program. The advanced girls ensemble, the Fourteeners, is pleased to return to Saint John’s Cathedral with a program of sacred music.
Evensong Choral Evensong in the English Cathedral tradition at 3:00 pm in the Cathedral. Pre-Evensong Concert Intended as an extended prelude to Evensong, these programs are an excellent way to prepare for this quiet evening service, and hear skillful music-making as well. These programs run 2:30pm to 2:55pm and feature local artists.

Ensemble Faucheux

Ensemble Faucheux  will present a program of contemporary, thought-provoking, highly sentimental works for string quartet. Violinist/composer Benjamin Tomkins's Tangos for 4 Lonely People, Iranian-American composer Sahba Aminikia's One Day; Tehran, and Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano's Snapshot, Circa 1909.

Evensong

Choral Evensong in the English Cathedral tradition at 3:00 pm in the Cathedral.

Pre-Evensong Concert

Intended as an extended prelude to Evensong, these programs are an excellent way to prepare for this quiet evening service, and hear skillful music-making as well.  These programs run 2:30pm to 2:55pm and feature local artists.

 

Kimberly Patterson, cello

Kimberly Patterson is Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Memphis and cellist of the Ceruti Quartet. She is also the cellist of the Patterson/Sutton cello and guitar duo. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music with academic honors, Dr. Patterson earned her Master of Music Degree at The Juilliard School and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Special Liturgies with Choral Music

Evensong

Choral Evensong in the English Cathedral tradition is offered at 3pm with prelude music at 2:30pm on Sunday, September 17, October 15, November 19, January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, and May 20. There is no Evensong in December.

All Souls’ Requiem
Sunday, November 5 at 3pm, featuring Missa pro defunctis by Manuel Cardoso.

Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 23 at 10am

Advent Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 3 at 3pm

Christmas Lessons and Carols
Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 at 3pm

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 8pm, and 11pm (brass at 3pm, 5pm, 8pm, & 11pm)

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25 at 10am

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 14 at 7pm

Holy Week
Palm Sunday – March 25, 9am and 11:15am
Tenebrae – Wednesday, March 28 7pm
Maundy Thursday – March 29 7pm
Good Friday – March 30, 12pm and 7pm
The Great Vigil of Easter – Saturday, March 31 7pm with brass and timpani
Easter Sunday – April 1 7:30am, 9am, and 11:15am, with brass and timpani

The Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan
Sunday, April 29, 11:15am, with the Denver and District Pipe Band




7:30pm January 26, 2018

Dorothy Papadakos, organ with Charlie Chaplin short films

An audience favorite, organist Dorothy Papadakos accompanies three short films: The Cure, The Immigrant, and the Adventurer.  An evening of fun and laughter not to be missed!  Free will offering.

This concert replaces jazz pianist Sullivan Fortner.



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