MUSIC

Music has been an important part of the Anglican tradition for centuries. Choirs have sung in English Cathedrals since the middle ages, and that tradition continues today. Music is also an important part of our life at Trinity Cathedral. We seek to honor our Anglican tradition, yet realize that liturgical music is not “frozen in time,” but is constantly evolving and moving forward. We hope that whatever your musical interest, we have something for you!

If you are a musician or singer, you are welcome to join our music program. You don’t have to be a musical genius to be a part of music at Trinity Cathedral: just the desire and commitment to be a part of this exciting ministry. I invite you to explore these pages for more information about Cathedral Music, and please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions!! sierracanon@gmail.com or 916.446-2513, ext 224.

The Cathedral Choir

The Cathedral Adult Choir is a mixed-voice choir of volunteers and four choral scholars and is open to experienced singers of High School age and older. The choir emphasizes a high standard of singing within the classic Anglican tradition, and the choir’s repertoire encompasses a large variety of music from Renaissance, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. The Cathedral Choir has made five tours of England singing in the great Cathedrals including Canterbury, York, Winchester, and Westminster Abbey.

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The Celebration Choir 

All those with an interest in singing are heartily welcomed into the Celebration Choir. Gospel, World Music, Folk, Contemporary, and other non-traditional music, is the mainstay of this lively and enthusiastic group. The Celebration Choir often sings for special occasions such as concerts and our annual Jazz Mass.
Members of the Celebration Choir:

  • Rehearse each Thursday evening at 7:00 pm from September to May
  • Sings for the 9:00 Sunday morning Eucharist, year round
  • An audition is not required to join the Celebration Choir

The Cathedral Choristers 

Our Cathedral Choristers provide children with an opportunity to sing for services on a regular basis, learn some basic musical skills, and to have a lot of fun! One of the highlights of the year for the Choristers is the learning and presentation of a musical each summer!  For more information contact Kami Davis at kamilynk@gmail.com.
Members of the Cathedral Choristers:

  • Practice each Sunday morning during the 11:15 am service in Classroom C
  • Sing for services as scheduled
  • No previous choir experience is necessary to join the choristers
  • Welcome children from age 6 and up.

To hear and see the Choristers at a recent InterFaith Concert at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral on October 9, 2014, please click here.

Resurrexit 

This small group of singers specializes in the Renaissance and Tudor repertoire of Victoria, Byrd, Palestrina, Tallis, and others.  A highlight of the year is the singing of Tenebrae during Holy Week.
Members of Resurrexit:

  • Rehearse on Sunday afternoons at 12:45 pm as scheduled
  • Sing for Tenebrae on Tuesday of Holy Week each year
  • Occasionally sing the Office of Compline or Evensong as scheduled
  • A high degree of sight-reading skill and choral experience is necessary for this choir
  • An audition is required to join Resurrexit

Hear Resurrexit perform: Bach “Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden” BWV 230 here.

“Lobet den Herren, allen Heiden” Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by the Sacramento Baroque Soloists with the Resurrexit chamber choir of Trinity Cathedral. Canon David Link, conductor.

The Cathedral Music Series 2017-2017

  • Sunday, September 17th at 5:00 pm– A concert by CHANTICLEER, perhaps the world’s finest men’s vocal ensemble. Heart of a Soldier features new compositions by Mason Bates and John Musto in a program about the art of soldiering, the pageant of war, the absurdity of battle, the loves left behind and the hope of peace.  Included are new arrangements by ensemble members Brian Hinman and Adam Ward. We are very pleased to be hosting this Grammy award-winning choir! Tickets can be purchased through Chanticleer’s website: http://www.chanticleer.org/
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Trinity Cathedral Organ

Trinity Cathedral’s twenty-six rank Reuter pipe organ was dedicated in December 1983. The organ has been played by some of the finest organists in the world and is known for it’s refined toned and superb tone quality.

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In 1990, the spectacular “Imperial Trumpet” was added in memory of The Very Reverend Howard Perry, at the north end of the Cathedral. Howard Perry was the Dean of Trinity Cathedral when the organ was designed and installed, and it was largely through his vision that the organ was such a success.

Over the years the organ has been played for thousands of church services, weddings, memorial services, ordinations, and concerts. After thirty years of service, the aging organ was manifesting many problems which needed to be dealt with. In 2015 the organ underwent a thorough restoration which included cleaning, tonal regulation, updating of console components, and replacement of many internal mechanical parts. A major part of the project included the replacement of the Pedal Principal pipes (those pipes which can be seen in the façade), which were collapsing under their own weight due to the use of substandard metals. The new Pedal Principal pipes are spectacular both tonally and visually. The restoration work was done by Philip L. Browning.

The second phase of the organ project is the completion of the North End “Processional” organ, which was part of the original design of the organ in 1983. The completed antiphonal division is being named in honor of the Reverend Dr. Canon Grant S. Carey, Canon Emeritus, who has been a great supporter of Cathedral music programs for many years. The completed addition is to be installed in April of 2016 and is being built by the Schoenstein Organ Company of Benicia, California, one of America’s most renowned organ builders.

 

 

 

Completed antiphonal division (2016)
Trinity Cathedral Organ Specification

Cathedral Choir Music Lists

On this page, we have archived the Cathedral Choir music repertoire lists since late in 2007. If you are interested to see what we sing on a regular basis, this is the place to see it!

 

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