Cathedral Arts and Music

The Music Ministry at the Cathedral exists for many reasons  Its chief purpose is to glorify God, and to assist, encourage and inspire the congregation who has gathered to do the same.  We do this through the hymns, service music and anthems we sing, the way we respond and participate in the liturgy, and the way we share our time and talents with others and with our Creator.

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 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. Following the rich tradition that has flourished for five centuries of closing the day with serenity and beauty of music and prayer, we offer some of the finest examples of choral works performed by a smaller, highly skilled chamber choir of experienced male and female singers. Audition required for openings as they appear.


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.

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

Dwight Thomas, Director of Music and Organist

Dwight Thomas, Director of Music and Organist

Friends of Music

Our Cathedral Arts program relies on the generosity of those who support it through donations. Please consider whether you can be such a supporter and join our "Friends of Music" by contributing to this important part of the life and outreach of St. Peter's. If you would like to contribute or underwrite a future concert, please contact our Director of Music Dwight Thomas at dthomas@spcathedral.com