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.

 

Joseph Galema, organ

Joseph Galema retired as Music Director and Academy Organist at the United States Air Force Academy, a position he held for almost 32 years. He currently serves as Principal Organist at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, one of the largest and most active congregations in the city. In September 2008, he joined the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, as organ instructor. At Lamont he teaches private lessons to organ majors in addition to classes on organ repertoire, organ improvisation and organ accompanying.

Galema was born in West Lafayette, Indiana, and chose to pursue his college education in Michigan. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids. He pursued post-graduate work in organ performance studying with the renowned artist-teacher Marilyn Mason at The University of Michigan, earning both master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees.

A critically-acclaimed organ soloist, Galema has toured throughout the United States, England, France, Scandinavia and the Baltic States. He has also performed at Region VI AGO Conventions, at an Organ Historical Society National Convention, at an American Institute of Organ Builders' National Convention, at AAM Conferences, for the national biennial convocation of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts and at an annual conference of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.

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.

 

Kevin McFarland, cello

Kevin McFarland is the founding cellist of the world-renowned JACK Quartet, with whom he is ending a run of eleven years in the fall of 2016. After incredible experiences traveling across five continents, collaborating with a diverse array of composers, and performing up to seventy concerts a year with JACK, he decided it was time for a change of pace. He recently relocated from Brooklyn to Denver where he lives with his longtime partner and two dogs. He plans to use his new found free time to focus on composition work, electronic music, and solo performance. He has appeared as guest artist with numerous ensembles, including the International Contemporary Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Signal, and the Wordless Music Orchestra. His composition works have been performed recently by vocalist Abigail Fischer, Hutchins Consort East, and the Deviant Septet. His first published article on the string quartets of Iannis Xenakis appears in Performing Xenakis from Pendragon Press.

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.

 

Philip Hembree, trumpet

Philip Hembree joined the Colorado Symphony as 2nd/Assistant Principal Trumpet in July of 2015. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Philip holds degrees from Indiana University and Rice University. His primary teachers include John Rommel, Marie Speziale, Barbara Butler, Charlie Geyer, and Mark Hughes.

Before joining the Colorado Symphony, Philip appeared in guest roles with the Houston Symphony and the Houston Grand Opera. Philip is also an avid chamber musician, and specializes in new music. He has worked with several composers to premier new works across the country. His most recent collaboration is a soundtrack recording to the silent film, Cinderella (1922), with composer Karim Al-Zand.

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.

 

Richard Robertson, organ

Former organist at Saint John's Cathedral and Church of the Holy Ghost in Denver, Richard studied at the Manhattan School of Music and Westminster Choir College.

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.

Harley-Fadial Violin Duo

Pianist Andrew Harley and violinist John Fadial have appeared on stage around the world. Harley, educated at Chetham School of Music in Manchester and at Oxford University, is on the faculty at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and has been a member of the prestigious Garth Newel Piano Quartet. He has taught at several American universities and at the Julliard School.

Fadial is also an educator and performer. A graduate of the Eastman School and the University of Maryland,he is currently on the faculty at the University of Wyoming. Fadial has won numerous music awards, and for thirteen years has served as concert master for the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.

Harley and Fadial began performing together a decade ago when both were teaching at UNC,Greensboro. Over the past ten years the duo has entertained audiences across America.

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.

 

Pêtaforte

In the fall of 2014 Tatia Slouka, bassoon, and Emily Rockwell, flute, founded a wind quintet out of Denver Young Artists Orchestra that would come to be known as Pêtaforte. Through Pêtaforte, the members have been able to bring music to many different parts of society, with the goal of being able to touch, entertain, and bring forth music not always heard by most people to the community.

 
Special Liturgies with Music

All Souls’ Requiem

Sunday, November 6 at 2:30pm, featuring Cristóbal de Morales Requiem with the Saint John’s Cathedral Choir.


Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 24 10am

Advent Lessons and Carols
Sunday, November 27, 3pm

Christmas Lessons and Carols
Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18, 3pm

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

Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25 10am

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 1, 7pm

Holy Week
Palm Sunday – April 9 9am & 11:15am
Tenebrae – Wednesday, April 12, 7pm
Maundy Thursday – April 13, 7pm
Good Friday – April 14, 12pm & 7pm
The Great Vigil of Easter – Saturday, April 15, 7pm, with brass and timpani
Easter Sunday – April 16, 7:30am, 9am, & 11:15am, with brass and timpani

The Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan
Sunday, May 7, 11:15am, with the Denver and District Pipe Band










7:30pm May 19
Saint Martin's Chamber Choir

Belgian composer Joseph Jongen (1873-1953) is remembered for several organ works, the most festive of which is his Mass for Choir, Brass, and Organ. Coupled with this exuberant work are the complete works for brass and chorus by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) – six pieces of power and majesty that couple brass (and sometimes organ) with chorus. A sonic tour de force to crown our season with splendor!

Tickets
1350 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203