Volunteer in Music Ministry

musicThere are many opportunities to volunteer in the Cathedral Music Ministry! Sing or play in one of our choirs (information below) or assist behind-the-scenes with publicity, clerical tasks, ushering at concerts, and more.

For more information, please contact Glenn Osborne.

The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen Contemporary Choir is an ensemble, which enhances the liturgical life of the Cathedral Parish, primarily providing leadership for the 9:30am Liturgy on Sunday. They also sing for other festive celebrations such as First Communion and Confirmation. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday evening, 7:30-9:00pm and 8:00am on Sunday. The volunteer commitment is 3-4 hours each week.

For more information, or if you are interested in joining us, please contact Glenn Osborne.

The Cathedral Choir is a semi-professional choir that enhances the Liturgical Life of the Cathedral Parish, primarily providing leadership for the 11:00am Mass on Sundays. It also sings for all Feast Day Liturgies, at various concerts arranged at Cathedral, and at other Festive Celebrations throughout the year.

The skill level of choir members varies, from musical amateur to professional singer, but all are committed to our ultimate purpose of raising our voices to God. The time commitment is approximately 5 hours per week. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:00- 9:00pm and Sunday mornings at 9:45am.

New singers in each vocal section – soprano, alto, tenor and bass – are always welcome! For more information, or if you are interested in joining us, please contact Glenn Osborne.

The Cathedral Children’s Choir currently consists of members of the 4th grade class of the School of the Cathedral. They sing regularly for all school liturgies and occasionally for special events and weekend liturgies.

For more information, or if you are interested in joining us, please contact Glenn Osborne.

Gathering people from parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocesan choir rehearses as needed to prepare for celebrations such as Chrism Mass, ordinations, and other festive occasions. For current information about Archdiocesan choir activities, please visit www.archbaltchoir.org.
Handbells are used occasionally for special liturgical celebrations and concerts. For more information, or if you are interested in joining us, please contact Glenn Osborne.
Resources:

  • See the full blog of Music Notes here. This blog is updated weekly by our Director of Music, Wm. Glenn Osborne.
  • Learn more about our beautiful pipe organ here.

Music Notes

One of the joys of having new hymnals is the new music that is available to us now! Some of the music is truly new, having been written only in the last couple of years. Other songs have been around a while, but will be new to us at the Cathedral because our old hymnals…

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