Music at the Cathedral


Be a Christ Church Singer

Do you love to sing but have a schedule that precludes participating in the cathedral choir? Then join the Christ Church Singers for a one-time commitment! We'll rehearse 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, and sing during 10 a.m. worship on Sunday, August 16, with a 9 a.m. pre-service rehearsal. Contact Stephan Casurella with your name, contact information, and voice part by Sunday, August 9, to join the singer's choir.

To Hear the Music

As part of Christ Church Cathedral's chapel renovation project, organ builder C. B. Fisk, Inc. -- one of the finest builders in the world -- will build a new mechanical action instrument to be installed toward the end of 2016. We invite you to learn about the remarkable work of the Fisk shop by watching To Hear the Music. This hour-long documentary tells the fascinating story of founder Charles Fisk, the workshop community he fostered, and the organ built for The Memorial Church at Harvard University in 2012. If you have never visited the workshop of a superb organ builder, you will be amazed at the level of detail that goes into every aspect of design and construction -- from pouring metal alloys to make pipes to the painstaking task of installing and voicing an instrument so it sounds perfect in its new environment! View the documentary trailer. Read about Opus 148, the new chapel organ.

Overview

Music is an integral part of who we are at Christ Church Cathedral. When we gather for worship, we sing together exuberantly as a congregation; our choirs offer a variety of superb literature from the Anglican cathedral tradition and beyond; and our organ gives voice to emotions ranging from exuberant praise to deep lament.

We also participate in the rich cultural life of Cincinnati, offering a series of organ recitals, weekly Music Live at Lunch performances and other concerts.

Other beloved traditions in our musical life include services of Choral Evensong, an annual performance of Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on the Sunday before Christmas and the popular Boar's Head & Yule Log Festival.

Cathedral Choirs Sings Cantebury Jazz Mass

Theodicy Jazz Collective is committed to making justice real through the creative, spiritual work of making music in community. The group has visited the cathedral several times. Our cathedral choir is featured on their first album, Canterbury Jazz Mass. The recording was made earlier in the year. Download individual tracks through iTunes or purchase the CD online.

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Become a Friend of Music

Become a part of our great music tradition by becoming a Friend of Music at Christ Church Cathedral. Your donation will be dedicated to special concerts, commissioned works and other musical projects not supported by the cathedral's music operating budget. You may make your contribution on-line or mail a donation to the cathedral, attention Friends of Music. Please make checks payable to Christ Church Cathedral and write "Friends of Music" on the memo line. For more information, contact Stephan Casurella.

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