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.

Monica Hanulik, oboe

Formerly assistant principal oboe with the Colorado Symphony, Monica earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, a Master's from the Juilliard School, and a Professional Studies Certificate from Temple University.

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.

 

Joshua Sawicki, piano

Joshua Sawicki is a pianist based in Denver, Colorado. He appears regularly as orchestral pianist for the Colorado Symphony, as a member of the new-music group The Playground Ensemble, recently ranked one of the top five chamber groups in the state, and as Principal Pianist of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra.

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.

 

Michelle Stanley, flute and Jeff LaQuatra, guitar

 

Michelle Stanley is associate professor of music at Colorado State University where she teaches flute and chamber music. Michelle is a regular performer in the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and is principal flute for the Pro Musica chamber orchestra and the Colorado Bach Ensemble. Jeff LaQuatra performs throughout Colorado as a classical guitar soloist and as a member of numerous chamber music ensembles. He earned degrees from The Cleveland Institute of Music (B.M.) and The University of Denver (M.M.) and is an adjunct professor of music at Colorado State University.

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.

 

Viola Consort

Sarah Biber will lead a consort of viols playing contemplative works from the heart of the English Renaissance, featuring William Byrd’s In Nomine, a piece of polyphony using a fragment of plainchant melody, “In nomine Domini”.

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.

 

 

Gal Faganel, cello

Gal Faganel is assistant professor at the University of Northern Colorado. He is frequently heard in recital, chamber music concerts, and as soloist with orchestras throughout North America and Europe.

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.

Simon Jacobs, organ


Simon Jacobs joined Grace and St. Stephen’s in Colorado Springs in 2018, from St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church in New Haven, Conn. He serves as director of choirs, principal organist, and overseer of the long-standing Taylor Memorial Concert Series.

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.

 

Matthew Dane, viola

 

Matthew Dane serves as Principal Violist of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston and Opera Colorado and is also a member of the Boulder Piano Quartet and the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. He actively maintains a private teaching studio in Boulder and coaches chamber music at the University of Colorado.

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 11, October 21, November 18, January 20, February 17, March 17, and May 19. There are no Evensong services in December and April.

Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm, featuring Faure's Requiem.

Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 22 at 10am

Christmas Lessons and Carols
Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 at 3pm

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

Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25 at 10am

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 6 at 7pm

Holy Week
Palm Sunday – April 14, 8am and 10:30am
Tenebrae – Wednesday, April 17 7pm
Maundy Thursday – April 18 7pm
Good Friday – April 19, 12pm and 7pm
The Great Vigil of Easter – Saturday, April 20 7pm with brass and timpani
Easter Sunday – April 21 7:30am, 9am, and 11am, with brass and timpani

The Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan
Sunday, April 28, 3pm, with the Denver and District Pipe Band
 
7:30pm November 16

Altius String Quartet

The Altius Quartet was the silver medalist at the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, IN, and were first prize recipients at both the 2014 Coltman Chamber Music Competition in Austin, TX, and the 2013 Plowman Chamber Music Competition in Columbia, MO. The group will play Haydn String Quartet in D major, Op. 76, Beethoven String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso", and Robert Schumann String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 4.

No tickets required; Free will offering.

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