Just as the great medieval Cathedrals 

were both spiritual and cultural centers, 

the Church in our time opens its doors to 

invite and embrace the community it seeks to serve. 

"Concerts given in Churches in our time are desirable
manifestations of the sacredness of art, the evangelical
mission of the Church, and an exemplary form
of outreach to the community. 

In addition to the great corpus of musical literature 

passed on to us for liturgical use, there has also been 

created a unique repertoire which requires the ambience 

of the sacred space and which is rarely effective in the 

concert hall: cantatas, oratorios, passion settings, 

concerti "da chiesa," liturgical music-dramas,

and the vast storehouse of Pipe Organ literature."

 

 

~   Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians   ~ 

Where modern society, with its technological emphasis,

so frequently fails to uphold aesthetic values,

the Church, following its practice since at least

medieval times, has the opportunity to reintroduce

these values through the ministry of art. 

Properly prepared and performed, such concerts

give witness to the Gospel by addressing poverty of spirit

through the unique power of music to

inspire, elevate, teach and heal. 

The Cathedral Concert Series endeavors to present 
instrumental and choral music from the rich tradition of 
Western Liturgy and inspired classical music
In a suitable visual and acoustic environment.

The Series' expenses and restoration of the 
Historic Matthias Schwab Organ
Are funded exclusively by charitable 
donations and facilitated by the 
efforts of volunteers. 

Your generous financial support is welcome to aid in the 
continuance of the Cathedral Concert Series and 
Restoration of the Historic Matthias Schwab Organ (1859).

Veni Creator Spiritus - Cathedral Basilica Bishop's Choir
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