Cathedral Choir and Khoros, Easter Day 2016

Cathedral Choir and Khoros, Easter Day 2016

Cathedral Choir

While there is not a principal choir at St. Michael’s, Cathedral Choir is probably the most visible choir being present at each sung liturgy in the cathedral. Cathedral Choir is a mixed choir of women and men singing a wide range of music, most of which comes from the traditional Anglican repertoire. On the Sundays that Khorós does not sing, Cathedral Choir sings the anthems and psalm for the service, typically two or three Sundays per month. However, Cathedral Choir is present each Sunday to sing hymns and service music and sings at the various Feast Days, special liturgies, and concerts throughout the year. This ensemble occasionally sings at the monthly Choral Evensong services held from October through April. As with Khorós, the ability to read music is not necessary to join, a basic understanding of musical concepts is highly encouraged. Cathedral Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00–9:00. Click here to register for Cathedral Choir.

 

Khorós

Khorós is an adult women’s ensemble at St. Michael’s. Khorós sings an eclectic repertoire of music that consists of, but is not limited to ancient chant, medieval and renaissance motets, contemporary, and non-traditional compositions. Khorós often sings a cappella or is accompanied by organ, piano, guitar, or percussion. While the ability to read music is not necessary to join Khorós, rehearsals are fast-paced, and members often learn their music outside of the rehearsal setting. This enables rehearsals to be devoted to making a polished choral sound. Khorós typically sings at the principal liturgy twice each month and at the various Feast Days, special liturgies, and concerts throughout the year. This ensemble occasionally sings at the monthly Choral Evensong services held from October through April. At times, Khorós will sing together with the other choirs. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 6:00–8:00. Click here to register for Khorós.