Music at the Cathedral

Music is vital to worship at the Cathedral. Many notable musicians have been associated with the Cathedral including Gerald Bales, Robert Hunter Bell, and Terrence Fullerton, and each has ensured the excellence of the music making. This tradition continues today: everyone involved in the musical life of the Cathedral is committed to offering traditional church music while maintaining as a high a standard as possible.

The Cathedral Choirs

There are multiple sections of the Cathedral Choirs, offering a range of choral experiences for people of all ages and from beginner to advanced level. We warmly invite expressions of interest to join any of our choral sections at any time of the year. Further information is available here.

Over the years, the Cathedral Choir has made many tours to sing in UK cathedrals, most recently in 2019 to Salisbury Cathedral, and Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.

Section Lead Positions

We hold an annual open application and audition process for paid Choral Section Lead positions. The 2019/20 appointments have been made. For reference only, for those considering applying in a future year, the 2019/20 details and application form are available in this document.

Annual Diocesan Choirs Festival 2020

The Dean, Clergy, and Choir of the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer invite choirs and choral singers from the Diocese of Calgary to participate in a Choral Festival in the form of Choral Evensong on Saturday February 1, 2020. Further details will be posted later in 2019.

The Cathedral Organs

There are two pipe organs at the Cathedral: a three-manual and pedal instrument by Casavant Freres, and a single-manual continuo organ built by Bennett and Giuttari, and gifted by the Challice family in 2019, in memory of all of the musicians who have served at the Cathedral. Further information about the pipe organs is available here.

Photos of the Cathedral Choir