Cathedral Arts & Music

Cathedral Choir Practice has begun! email Dwight for more info. 

The Cathedral Choir is comprised of volunteers and professionals who sing during the academic year, leading congregational singing and offering works drawn from the vast repertoire of sacred choral music. All of our choir members are nurtured in musical growth while preparing for their liturgical role as leaders of worship. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Tesla Quartet returns Friday January 12, 2018

The Tesla Quartet returns Friday January 12, 2018

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Cathedral Chamber Choir

sings monthly Choral Evensong at 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month from September through April, excluding December.

Evensong closes the day in the rich tradition of serenity and beauty through music and prayer.

A smaller, highly-skilled chamber choir offers some of the finest examples of choral works. Audition required for openings as they appear.

Music Calendars

If you are already involved in our choral program you will find the appropriate calendar links below. If you are in becoming involved, please contact our Director of Music, Dwight Thomas at dthomas@spcathedral.com

Friends of Music

Our Cathedral Arts program relies on the generosity of donations from our supporters to provide this essential outreach. Will you join our "Friends of Music" and contribute to this part of the life of the Cathedral?  If you would like to contribute or underwrite a future concert, please contact our Director of Music Dwight Thomas at dthomas@spcathedral.com

The St. Petersburg Festival Chorus is a large oratorio choir of singers from all over the Tampa Bay area that performs with an orchestra or instrumentals. This prestigious group sings choral masterworks, such as Requiem (Faure), Gloria (Poulenc), and Noye’s Fludde (Britten). Rehearsals are as announced.


The church also supports musical endeavors of members of the local community by making its facilities available to various groups and individuals for rehearsals and performances, such as Thursday Evening Recitals and First Night St. Petersburg venue featuring opera and chamber music.

The Music Ministry at the Cathedral is for the glory of God. As Episcopalians, we respond to God and participate in liturgy.

Our special musical presentations this program year range from a string quartet to a solo organist, from a major Mass to a potpourri offered by one of the finest Episcopal choirs in Florida.
 

Here are the details; mark your calendars!

Friday, January 12, at 7 p.m.: The Tesla Quartet returns for a third time to the Cathedral. We like to think of them as our house string quartet; one of their violinists is Ross Snyder, son of our members Beth and Tim Snyder. They are the String Quartet in Residence at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and they continue a community residency with the Western Piedmont Symphony in Hickory, N.C. They are regular award winners at international competitions.

Sunday, February 11, at 5 p.m.: Michael T.C. Hey, assistant director of music and organist at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. One of his earliest assignments was to perform for the first United States visit of Pope Francis.

Sunday, March 25, at 5 p.m.: St. John Passion by Bob Chilcott, performed by the St. Petersburg Festival Chorus and Orchestra. Chilcott, 62, is a British choral composer, conductor, and singer. His wide-ranging works include compositions for children’s choirs, sacred works, cantatas, jazz, Christmas music, even musical settings of Aesop’s Fables. He was principal conductor of the chorus at the Royal College of Music in London for seven years and is principal guest conductor of the BBC Singers.

Sunday, April 15, at 5 p.m.: Choirs of St. Luke’s Episcopal Cathedral, Orlando, Benjamin Lane, Cathedral Musician, director. For more than 100 years, St. Luke’s — the first Episcopal cathedral in Florida — has offered excellent music to support its worship. Along with other choral works and an organ solo, Vivaldi’s cantata “Gloria” will be performed by the Cathedral Choir (adults), the Cathedral Choristers (youth); the Orlando Boys Choir and the Orlando Girls Choir.

All events have a suggested offering of $10. We'll have details as these dates draw near. Mark your calendars now!

Cathedral Choir Rehearsal

All events have a suggested offering of $10. We'll have details as these dates draw near. Mark your calendars now!