CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL PARISH CHOIR
The Parish Choir is a non-auditioned choir for parisioners who would like to sing at the 9:15am Contemporary Holy Eucharist service. We are a fun, friendly group of people who love to sing and socialize!
Our practices are held on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm.
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL CHOIR
The Cathedral Choir is an auditioned choir, singing at the 11:00am Sunday morning service and at various Christmas, Holy Week and Easter services.
The choir also sings occasional concerts during the year, such as Good Friday. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm. The repertoire is diverse and challenging.
The Cathedral also offers a Junior Choristers program designed by the Royal School of Church Music for a limited number of gifted boys and girls aged 9-14.
SAINT CHRISTOPHER SINGERS
The St Christopher Singers are responsible for singing the weekly Anglican Service of Choral Evensong here in Christ Church Cathedral. Under the direction of Madeleine Humer and Michael Gormley, the Singers have become accomplished performers of the unique music written for this contemplative evening service.
Throughout the year, the St Christopher Singers explore the rich heritage of works written from the Tudor period through to the present day, including canticles and anthems by Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Robert Parsons, Christopher Tye, Adrian Batten, Michael Wise, William Boyce, John Stainer, Thomas Attwood Walmisley, Henry Smart, Charles Villiers Stanford, Herbert Sumsion, Herbert Howells and Kenneth Leighton
Every January the St Christopher Singers helps the Cathedral celebrate the Epiphany season presenting the popular Service of Epiphany Readings and Music.
In 2006, the St Christopher Singers performed with Fretwork, one of the world's premier period instrument ensembles, as part of the Early Music Society of the Islands concert series (Renaissance Music from the Chapel Royal). In 2008 and 2010, Fretwork returned to accompany the St Christopher Singers at special Choral Evensong Services. On November 17, 2013, Fretwork will again join St. Christopher Singers in a special evensong at 7:30pm featuring the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from William Byrd's 'Great Service'
Each year the St Christopher Singers performs a special Evensong of baroque music with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra as part of the Pacific Baroque Festival. This Service traditionally attracts over 700 persons.
CCC CHILDREN'S CHOIR
A special opportunity for kids Grade 3+ to sing together under the guidance of CCC Music Director MIchael Gormley. Michael is the founding director of the CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble and previous director of the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir. Choir rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00pm, and the choir will participate in special services. You do not need to be a parishioner at CCC for your child to participate.