Music at the Cathedral

"Come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!" - Psalm 95:1

Cathedral Goes to the Opera

Continuing our partnership building within the community, we are pleased to announce that the Cincinnati Opera has offered our cathedral members a 20% discount on tickets to see Madame Butterfly on Saturday, July 26. This beautiful, three-hour performance begins at 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending, call the box office at 513.241.2742 and say you are with Christ Church Cathedral and you will receive your discounted ticket rate. If you have special needs regarding seating, such as accessible or aisle seats or seating that requires no stairs, please say so at the time of ordering. The Cincinnati Opera staff will be happy to work with you to find the perfect seating.

Special Sunday Forum, July 20: In anticipation of the Cathedral Goes to the Opera, we are pleased to announce that Evans Mirageas, artistic director of the Cincinnati Opera, will give special Sunday Forum program on opera at the cathedral on Sunday, July 20, at 11:30 a.m.  Evans Mirageas is widely considered one of the most talented and respected artistic leaders in the classical music industry today, and we are so fortunate to have him here in Cincinanti. The program will be in Centennial Chapel and will include interesting facts about Madame Butterfly, as well as some of the music from the show. There will also be a time for questions. Join us!

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Become a part of our great music tradition by becoming a Friend of Music at Christ Church Cathedral. Your generous donation will be dedicated to special concerts, commissioned works and other musical projects not supported by the cathedral's music operating budget. Make your contribution on-line. You may also make a contribution by sending a check, payable to Christ Church Cathedral, to the attention of Friends of Music, c/o the cathedral (see the address at the bottom of this page.) Please write "Friends of Music" on the memo line. For more information, contact Stephan Casurella.

Overview of the Music Program

Music is an integral part of who we are at Christ Church Cathedral. When we gather for worship, we sing together exuberantly as a congregation; our choirs offer a variety of superb literature from the Anglican cathedral tradition and beyond; and our organ gives voice to emotions ranging from exuberant praise to deep lament. In all that we do to support Word and Sacrament in the liturgy through music, we seek to glorify God and nourish God's people, pursuing excellence and offering the best of our abilities to the One in whose name we gather.

We also participate in the rich cultural life of Cincinnati, offering a series of organ recitals on third Sundays of the month, weekly Music Live at Lunch performances and other concerts. Our love for music can be heard by passersby as our cast bronze bells mark every quarter hour and peal out well-known hymns at particular times of day.

Other beloved traditions in our musical life include Evensong services on first Sundays of the month, an annual performance of Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on the Sunday before Christmas and the popular Boar's Head & Yule Log Festival.

See a copy of recent service leaflets with the musical selections.

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