Music at St. James Cathedral

St. James Cathedral hosts numerous musical events throughout the year designed to inspire, and is home to a vibrant liturgical music program.

St. James Cathedral in Seattle has a vibrant and active liturgical music program, as well as a yearly concert series that hosts top choral groups and organists from the Pacific Northwest and further afield. The parish adult choirs are Cathedral Choir, the Women of St. James Schola, and the professional ensemble Cantorei; and the Youth Music Program is comprised of the Schola Cantorum, for boys and girls ages 7 and up, and Jubilate!, an ensemble for young women of high school age.

Resident choral artist ensembles for the 2016-2017 concert season are:
Cappella Romana, Alexander Lingas, director
Medieval Women's Choir, Eric Mentzel, artistic director
Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, Loren Pontén, director
Seattle Pro Musica, Karen P. Thomas, artistic director.

Leo Sowerby: Pageant on the Quimby Pipe Organ played by Ken Cowan

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This Friday at 7:30 pm - organist Ken Cowan in concert at St. James Cathedral! You won't want to miss this virtuosic performer play works by Berlioz, Whitlock, Mozart, Laurin, and Liszt. Check out this video of Mr. Cowan playing Leo Sowerby's "Pageant." There are some great shots of his amazing footwork here - enjoy!

Please support these videos by buying one of Ken's recording. iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ken-cowan-plays-quimby-pipe/id448343424 CD format: pip...

Job Opportunities

The St. James Cathedral music department is hiring trained tenor and bass-baritone singers to join the Cathedral Cantorei, the professional ensemble that supports the volunteer Cathedral Choir. For more information, visit www.stjames-cathedral.org/music/jobs/jobs.aspx.

stjames-cathedral.org St. James Cathedral is hiring tenor and bass-baritone singers to join the Cathedral Cantorei, the professional ensemble that supports the volunteer Cathedral Choir during regular Thursday rehearsals (7:30-9:30 pm) and Sunday morning Masses (9:00 am call for 10:00 am Mass) from September through May,...

Music for this Sunday, January 8, 2017 - The Epiphany of the Lord.

10:00 AM Mass: Cathedral Choir, directed by Dr. Paul Thornock, with Joseph Adam, Cathedral Organist
PRELUDE: Buxtehude – How brightly beams the morning star
OFFERTORY: Mendelssohn – There shall a star
COMMUNIO: Chant – Vidimus stellam
COMMUNION: Howells – Here is the little door
PROCESSION: Messiaen – “God among us” from La Nativité

12:00 PM Mass: Schola Cantorum and Jubilate! youth choirs, directed by Stacey Sunde, with Dr. Paul Thornock, Organist
PRELUDE: Buxtehude – How brightly beams the morning star
INTROIT: Chant – Behold, the Sovereign Lord is coming
OFFERTORY: Candlyn – Christ whose glory fills the skies
COMMUNIO: Chant – Vidimus stellam
COMMUNION: Archer – Brightest and best of the stars of the morning
PROCESSION: Bruhns – Præludium in G Minor

5:30 PM Mass: The Women of St. James Schola, directed by Dr. Paul Thornock
INTROIT: Chant – Behold, the Sovereign Lord is coming
OFFERTORY: TBA
COMMUNIO: Chant – Vidimus stellam
COMMUNION: Elgar – Ave verum corpus

Ken Cowan concert flyer

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We are excited to welcome concert organist Ken Cowan to St. James Cathedral on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 pm.
Regarded as one of North America’s finest concert organists and praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique, and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, Ken Cowan maintains a rigorous performing schedule that takes him to major concert venues in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Please help us publicize this concert and bring out a great crowd to hear Mr. Cowan by sharing this flyer - thanks!

indd.adobe.com Organist Ken Cowan will be presenting a concert at St. James Cathedral in Seattle on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Just one more action photo to keep up the excitement for tonight's concert...Paul Thornock conducts Handel's Organ Concerto Op. 4, No. 4 from the harpsichord at yesterday's rehearsal. The New Year's Eve Gala concert featuring the music of Handel (as well as a couple of little choral bon bons) begins at 11:00 pm tonight. General admission tickets are available at the door. Even if you can't make it to the concert, have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve, everyone!

Here are some more photos from this morning's rehearsal - an insider's view from the choir! We are so excited to share Handel's 'Dixit Dominus' with you on New Year's Eve. General admission tickets will be available at the door; doors open at 10:00 pm for an 11:00 pm concert.

Here is a little teaser for tomorrow's New Year's Eve concert - Joseph Adam, Organist plays Handel's Organ Concerto Op. 4, No. 4 at this morning's rehearsal, with Dr. Paul Thornock conducting from the harpsichord, and the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra. Enjoy! Passes purchased online today will be held at will call; general admission passes will be available at the door Saturday night. Doors open at 10:00 pm, see you there!

Here's a photo from this morning's rehearsal for Saturday's New Year's Eve Gala concert - general admission passes will be available at the door. Ring in the New Year with the music of Handel!

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