2013-2014 liturgical music and concert listings have now been posted! Please visit the 2013-2014 Concerts page for more information.
Sunday, December 22, 2013 7:30 pm
The sublime voices of the Cathedral’s children’s choirs, Stacey Sunde,
director, present the traditional candle-lit service of Readings and Carols, the perfect way to begin the celebration of Christmas.
Free-will offering. Information 206-382-4874.
Royal New Year's at Versailles
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:00 pm
St. James Cathedral presents the First Hill church’s 31st annual New Year’s Eve gala, featuring festive music from the courts of Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, and Napoléon III at Versailles,
performed by the Cathedral’s professional choral ensemble, the Cathedral Cantorei; the Cathedral Soloists; and Cathedral Chamber Orchestra. Congregational singing, and as always a midnight surprise!
Call 206-382-4874 for more information. Get your reserved passes on our concerts page using your credit card.
Great Music for Great Cathedrals is returning on February 28 and March 1. We need volunteer help now! Please read our list of volunteer opportunities and give us a call... we'd love to have you join us!
". . .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. .