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 four different 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 2013 to Exeter Cathedral, and in 2016 to Ely Cathedral.

In 2019 we will sing in Salisbury Cathedral, and Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.

Section Lead and Choral Scholar Positions 2018/19

Applications are open for Section Lead and Choral Scholar Positions, for all voice types, for the 2018/19 choral season (September to June). Full details are available in these application packs:

The initial review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018, and applications will be considered until all positions are filled. Singers appointed for the 2018/19 season will have the opportunity to join the Cathedral Choir on the tour to the UK and Ireland to sing the services in Salisbury Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin in July 2019.

For further information, please contact the Director of Music.

Organ Scholar Position 2018/19

Applications are open for the position of Organ Scholar for the period September 2018 to June 2019. Full details are available in the following document:

The initial review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018, and applications will be considered until all the position is filled. The Organ Scholar appointed for the 2018/19 season will have the opportunity to join the Cathedral Choir on the tour to the UK and Ireland to sing the services in Salisbury Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin in July 2019.

For further information, please contact the Director of Music.

Chorister Alumni Evensong 2018

The annual Choral Evensong for former Cathedral choristers and choir members will be held on Saturday June 2, 2018. Further information will be sent to our list of former choristers by email. To verify whether we have you in our database, or to be added to it, please contact the Director of Music.

Annual Diocesan Choirs Festival 2019

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 2, 2019. Further details are available here. To express interest in participating, please email the Director of Music.


The Cathedral Organ

 The organ of the Cathedral is one of Calgary's most historic instruments. It was built by the renowned firm Casavant Freres and installed in 1906. It was significantly enlarged and overhauled in 1937 and again in 1955. Click  here  to learn more about this phenomenal instrument!

The organ of the Cathedral is one of Calgary's most historic instruments. It was built by the renowned firm Casavant Freres and installed in 1906. It was significantly enlarged and overhauled in 1937 and again in 1955. Click here to learn more about this phenomenal instrument!



Photos of the Cathedral Choir