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.

Hymnathon Fundraiser - Saturday Feb 23, 2019

On Saturday February 23 from 10am until 4pm the Cathedral Choirs aim to sing 100 hymns during a “Hymnathon” fundraiser.
Entry charge: $10 cash only - valid for repeat entry all day. Come along and sing some of your favourites with us! Further information is available here.

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 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 Positions February to June 2019

Two paid Section Lead positions have become available for the period February to June 2019. One position is for Alto only, the other position is open to Alto, Tenor, and Bass applicants. Full details and the application form are available here.

For further information, please contact the Director of Music.

Organ Scholar Position

We expect to post information on the Organ Scholar Position for 2019/20 in March 2019.
For further information, please contact the Director of Music.

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 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!

Photos of the Cathedral Choir