Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. – Colossians 3:16
Sacred Sounds in a Sacred Place
The Cathedral Music Ministry CD is now available!
This CD, entitled, “Sacred Sounds in a Sacred Space” features the Cathedral Choir, the magnificent 1912 Kimball/Morel pipe organ, hymns of the church as sung by choir and congregation, and the contemporary choir. The selections heard are evocative of the experience of attending Mass in the basilica; the four Marian Chants sung at the end of the liturgy are prominently featured, as well as sacred motets in devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and seasonal reflections. The CD is available in the Cathedral Gift shop after masses for $15.00.
The Cathedral Choir numbers 20+ singers, comprised of both staff singers and volunteers. The Cathedral Choir sings the gamut of music for the church from chant to modern compositions. Rehearsals are weekly. Admittance is by audition. For more information, contact Phil Bordeleau, the Director of Sacred Music, at PBordeleau@denvercathedral.org or 303-831-7010 ext. 228.
Contemporary Music Notes sings weekly at the 6:30 PM weekend Mass under the direction of Eric Brandenberg. This choir sings both contemporary hymns offered in a refrain/antiphon style and Catholic Contemporary Classic Songs.
If you have either instrumental or vocal skills, reach out to Eric Brandenberg following the Sunday evening Mass.
Learn more about the Cathedral Pipe Organs and view a photo gallery here.
The Portative organ is …
Every third Sunday of the month the students and community from Mariachi Los Correcaminos de MSU Denver (Metropolitan State University) participate in celebrating the music for the liturgy of the Mass with compositions from the library of Catholic hymns in Spanish.
For more information, contact Dr. Lorenzo Trujillo at 303-615-1662.
The Archdiocesan Chorale with Director, Dr. Mark Lawlor at the Cathedral during an Archdiocesan Liturgy.
The Archdiocesan Chorale is made up of 54 talented singers throughout the Archdiocese. Many of the SATB members serve as Directors of Music Ministries in parishes throughout the Archdiocese. They are brought together to enhance the liturgical music at major Archdiocesan Liturgies held at the Cathedral. Membership is by invitation only.
Cantors in the Cathedral Basilica are music staff professionals; all are degreed musician., The cantor leads the assembly in the role of cantor/psalmist, and leader of sung response. They share duties on a rotating basis at all Cathedral masses, i.e., weekend and holy day masses, funerals, weddings, and any scheduled event requiring the leadership from a cantor.