Music and liturgy often work together hand in hand, and through that we praise God through the hymns, service music and anthems we sing, as well as the way we respond and participate in the liturgy. The choral music we sing at the Cathedral is a mostly based around the rich choral tradition of the English Church from the Middle Ages through the 21st century.
ways to join music ministry at the cathedral
The music program at the Cathedral exists for many reasons. Its chief purpose is to glorify God, and to assist, encourage and inspire the congregation in worship. If you are interested in becoming involved or would like to learn more about music at the Cathedral, please contact Dwight Thomas.
The Cathedral Choir rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and sings for the Sunday 10:15 am Holy Eucharist and for concerts and special liturgies as scheduled. Singers should be able to read music and have some experience in ensemble singing. No audition required, only a simple voice placement appointment.
The Cathedral Chamber Choir is a smaller, semi-professional ensemble of singers from St. Peter's and from outside the Cathedral community. These singers have excellent music reading ability and more extensive singing and ensemble experience. This choir rehearses one Saturday a month and sings for Choral Evensongs, concerts and special liturgies as scheduled. Openings for this ensemble occur occasionally, and an audition is required.
The St. Petersburg Festival Chorus is a community-based chorus which sings Choral Masterworks with orchestra as a part of Cathedral Arts concert series. This ensemble rehearses on Tuesdays, as needed, from from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Singers should be able to read music and have some experience in ensemble singing. No audition required.
The Children’s Choir is open to all children, ages 4-12. This group meets weekly on Sundays following the 10:15 am service for fun music warm ups, music learning and singing! Children will sing in worship and on other occasions periodically throughout the year. This choir is led by our Music Ministry Associate, Maggie Suttell. No auditions are required and children can join at any point during the year.
support music ministry at the cathedral
The Cathedral Arts program relies on the generosity of donations from our supporters to provide this essential outreach. Will you join our "Friends of Music" and contribute to this part of the life of the Cathedral? If you would like to contribute or underwrite a future concert, please contact our Director of Music, Dwight Thomas.
Brass and timpani join us for Festival Eucharists on major occasions, such as:
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 10:15 am | Our Patronal Feast, the Confession of St. Peter
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 10:15 am | Easter Day
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 10:15 am | All Saints’ Day
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm | Christmas Eve