Great Music at the Cathedral
The Cathedral Choirs
The Cathedral Boys ChoirThe Cathedral Boys Choir is open to boys age of 8 through voice change. The choir rehearses on Wednesdays and Fridays 4:30-6:15pm. The boys sing each Sunday at the 8:30 or 11:00am Eucharist as well as at Evensong services and concerts throughout the year.
The Cathedral Girls ChoirThe Cathedral Girls Choir is open to girls ages 8 through 18. The choir rehearses on Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:15pm. The girls sing each Sunday at the 8:30 or 11:00am Eucharist as well as at Evensong services and concerts throughout the year.
The Cathedral ImpsThe Cathedral Imps is for boys and girls beginning at age 4 through 8. Choristers work on singing skills, basic notation and reading, movement and Christian understanding. This is a preparatory choir for the Cathedral Boys and Cathedral Girls choirs. The Cathedral Imps meet Saturdays 8:30-9:15am from the end of September through the middle of May.
The Cathedral Womens ChoirThe Cathedral Womens Choir is an ensemble for women ages 18 and older. The choir sings once a month at the 8:30am liturgy from September to May. The Cathedral Womens Choir rehearses Sundays from 12:45-1:45pm. Please contact Kathleen Balling, Choir Director, for further information.
The Cathedral Mens ChoirAdmission to the Mens Choir is by competitive audition. Auditions are normally held each fall. Audition requirements emphasize vocal ability and sight-singing. Please contact the Canon Musician for more information. Students at Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky are particularly encouraged to apply.
Christ Church Cathedral has for 50 years supported and sustained choirs trained in the English Cathedral tradition. Instruction for the choristers is based on the curriculum of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM). Children and youth deepen their sense of history, liturgy, language and art as well as their ability to interpret sacred texts and music. Through the ongoing effort of learning and working together, they also develop friendships and become part of a community that uplifts collective and individual efforts. The Cathedral choirs learn what it is to be at the heart of vibrant worship.
The Choirs of Christ Church Cathedral are pleased to announce Sing We Merrily: A Collection of Sacred Music, an album recently recorded at Christ Church Cathedral, under the direction of Erich Balling.
Sing We Merrily includes favorite works from throughout the liturgical year, and is available for purchase at the Christ Church Bookstore. Additionally, the album is available online through CD Baby to download a digital copy.
Sing We Merrily will make a great gift for yourself and others. May this collection of sacred music lift your heart and inspire your days.
Sing We Merrily CD
CANON ERICH BALLING
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Music at Christ Church Cathedral exists because of the generous pledges made to the Cathedral’s yearly ministry budget. The additional generosity of Friends of Cathedral Music expands the impact and outreach of great music in Lexington.
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