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 have ensured the excellence of music making here. This tradition continues on today. Everyone involved in the musical life of the Cathedral is committed to offering traditional church music and in maintaining as a high a standard as possible.
Joining the Choir
The Cathedral Church of the Redeemer has openings for both volunteer and paid positions within the cathedral choir.
The regular commitment involves Thursday evening rehearsals (7:30 - 9:30 pm) and Sunday morning services (10:30 am -11:45 am with a 9:30 warm-up); occasional other services such as monthly Evensong (the 3rd Sunday of the month), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Ordinations etc. Many choir members also sing at Candlelight Vespers on Thursdays at 6:15 pm (October through March).
Repertoire includes an eclectic array of anthems, motets and masses of many periods and styles.
Paid individuals will require the necessary skills (both musically and vocally) to competently lead various sections of the choir. Prior choral experience is required of paid section leaders as well as volunteers.
Organ scholarships: We are currently seeking to appoint an Organ Scholar for the period September 2017 to August 2018. Application deadline: May 31, 2017.
Choral scholarships: We are currently seeking to appoint a maximum of two Choral Scholars (any voice part) for the period September 2017 to June 2018. Application deadline: May 31, 2017.
Section lead positions: We are currently seeking to appoint a blend of up to six vocal Section Leads for the period September 2017 to June 2018. Application deadline: June 15, 2017.
Please contact Director of Music Neil Cockburn via email to schedule an audition: firstname.lastname@example.org