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Do you have a child who loves to sing or wants to learn? Choral singing is not just about music – it builds social skills, community, friendships, and cooperation in addition to making music to the glory of God. Saint James is proud to be home to a renowned youth music program.

Jubilate!, the Cathedral's ensemble for young women of high school age, usually sings at the noon Mass on the third Sunday of the month as well as various special liturgies and occasional Vespers. Jubilate! rehearses on Mondays from 4:30-6:30pm.

The Schola Cantorum choir, for girls and boys grades 3–8, provides the music at the noon "First Sunday Youth Celebrations," the 5:30 Christmas Eve Vigil, and various archepiscopal liturgies. Schola Cantorum rehearses on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm.

The Seraphim Choir, a training choir for children grades 1–3, gives an opportunity for younger singers to gain valuable musicianship skills while being mentored by their older peers. Families are encouraged to attend First Sundays so Seraphs can observe choral responsibilities during mass while worshipping with their families. Twice a year, Seraphim Choir joins their peers in Youth Music Program choral celebrations. We hope to resume Seraphim Choir in the fall 2022 semester and plan to rehearse on Thursdays from 4:30-6:00pm if there is enough interest – please RSVP at earliest convenience to the Youth Music Program by filling out a registration form or sending us an email.

New choristers are requested to complete a short "meet and greet" interview by telephone or Zoom with Ms. Stacey Sunde, Director of the Youth Music Program before registering. To schedule an interview, call the Youth Music Office at 206-382-4876 or send an email to youthmusic@stjames-cathedral.org, and we will put you in touch with Ms. Sunde.

There is a $150 tuition fee assessed for each child per semester, and financial aid scholarships are available for all families with need. We offer a $25 tuition discount on all registrations received before September 5!

Singers are not required to be Catholic or members of the parish, but they should be prepared to sing at all scheduled liturgies.

Registration is ongoing throughout the semester. Fall semester runs from September through December, and Spring semester from January through June.

To register your child(ren) for the current semester, click here to access the registration form. You may type directly into the form using Adobe Acrobat Reader, save the file using the download icon in the upper right corner, and email to YouthMusic@stjames-cathedral.org (a link to pay online will then be emailed to you), or print out and mail with payment to the address on the form.

804 Ninth Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 | 206-382-4874 | musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org