Lenten Choral Prayers at St. James Cathedral
The musicians and Resident Ensembles of St. James Cathedral invite
you to hear beautiful choral music for the Lenten season.
This year features concerts by two of our Resident Ensembles,
Seattle Pro Musica on March 8 & 9, and Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble on March 22.
The musicians of St. James and other guests will perform sacred works in the context
of the many Lenten and Holy Week liturgies at the Cathedral, including Jubilate! Young Women's Ensemble
at Palm Sunday Vespers; the Gonzaga University Choir at the Saturday, 5:30 pm Mass on April 5; and the professional singers
of St. James - the Cathedral Cantorei - at the solemn Tre Ore service at 12:00 Noon on Good Friday. Please visit the "2013-2014 Concerts"
page for more information.
Our Great Music for Great Cathedrals was a huge success!
Thank you to all our volunteers, performers, and patrons!
Click to view the printed program.
Click to view the photo album from Great Music!
". . .And so, in company with the choirs of Angels, we praise you, and with joy we proclaim:"
Every time we assemble for the Eucharistic
Liturgy, the texts of the Roman Rite urge us to join our voices
to the divine choral music of the celestial city. In an attempt
to manifest on earth hints of the heavenly choirs to come,
musical resources at St. James Cathedral are focused to an
unusual degree on choirs and groups of choirs. At more than 150
services a year, choirs support the choir of the assembly,
provide musical commentary on the texts of the Mass, and reveal
something of the eternal liturgy in heaven. The fullest image at
St. James of this celestial choral adoration is experienced on
the Feast of Corpus Christi, when all of the Cathedral choirs
join the assemblys choir, "rank on rank," in the unending hymn:
Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus. .