Saint John's Cathedral Choir Program

The spiritual, biblical, theological, emotional, and musical formation of children lie at the heart of Saint John's Cathedral Choir program. Children have the opportunity to learn that God loves them and that God's love is felt and shared through music. In tandem with the liturgical year, they are exposed to biblical and theological texts that inform their offering and invite them into a deeper understanding of Christ in their lives. In addition, each learns to be a part of a community where they rely upon and are encouraged by each other and where each offers a unique contribution that, finally, serves a greater purpose than could be achieved individually. They learn to deal with shortcomings, failures, growth, and success within a nurturing community that is constantly moving beyond the immediate to something of lasting value. They learn to strive for excellence as children of God.
 
The adaptation of a training scheme using the Royal School of Church Music curriculam, singers are trained to use their voices well and are taught music theory in a graded educational program. Skills not only empower these young people musically, they enhance personal and communal confidence and self esteem. They feel and know that they are valuable.


Listen to the Saint John's Cathedral Children's Choir





The Choirs

The Saint Cecilia Girl Choir and Saint Nicolas Boy Choir are choirs for choristers second grade and up. They rehearse on Wednesdays from 4:45 pm to 6 pm. Members of the Saint Cecilia and Saint Nicolas choirs with a dark blue ribbon or higher are invited to attend the Wednesday rehearsal above and the Thursday Cathedral (Adult) Choir rehearsal from 7pm to 8:30 pm. These choirs sing weekly at the 10:30 am Sunday service during the school year.

The Saint David Choir is for children ages 5 through first grade. This choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 4:45 to 5:15 pm and sings approximately monthly at the 10:30 am Sunday service.

FALL 2019 Schedule (Subject to Change)

September 11, rehearsal begins for all choristers, 4:30pm to 6pm

September 18, parent meeting 5:30pm

November 6, parent meeting 5:30pm

December 4, parent meeting 5:30pm

February 5, parent meeting 5:30pm

March 4, parent meeting 5:30pm

 April 1, parent meeting 5:30pm

May 6, last rehearsal/end-of-year party


OTHER GENERAL NOTES FOR CHORISTERS:

Sunday mornings:

On regular Sunday mornings, all C&N Choristers are to be vested and in seats for vocal warm up.  Dark shoes are requested for all choir members on Sundays. Hair bows are not appropriate for choristers. 

Rehearsal Cancellations: If Denver Public Schools are closed on a rehearsal day because of weather or school schedule, the rehearsal on that day is cancelled.  

If rehearsals are cancelled for any reason, the choir still sings at regularly scheduled liturgies.

Wednesdays: Godly Play will be available in the 2019-20 program year beginning at 5pm.

If there is no parent present to collect a child at the end of their Wednesday rehearsal, they will be automatically taken to the nursery. Please sign them in ahead.  The nursery is open on Wednesdays from 5pm to 8pm.

Communication:

If you cannot attend a rehearsal or service, please notify the Music Department ahead of time at alberto@sjcathedral.org, or michael@sjcathedral.org.

If you have moved, have a new phone number or email address, or have not been receiving emails from the Music Department, please make sure we have your current information!

A Chorister's Prayer

Bless, O Lord, us Thy servants who minister in Thy temple. Grant that what we sing with our lips, we may believe in our hearts, and what we believe in our hearts, we may show forth in our lives. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Contact Us

Please email the Music Department at musicadmin@sjcathedral.org with any questions.

Beethoven and Hindemith for Horn and Piano

12pm Tuesday, October 8

Ethan Dulsky, former Third Horn & Associate Principal Horn of the San Diego Symphony, and David Korevaar, Peter and Helen Weil Professor of Piano at the University of Colorado, Boulder, perform works by Beethoven and Hindemith.

 

7:30pm Friday, October 25 

 

Rachel Cheung, piano

Winner of the Audience Award and finalist at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Young Steinway Artist Rachel Cheung makes her Denver debut performing works by Rameau, Debussy, Ravel, and Liszt.

Tickets
1350 N. Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203