Upcoming Music Events
Many people come to the Cathedral for musical events. For some this is their first encounter with the Cathedral; for many others, this is their first connection with the Catholic Church. The Church recognizes the importance of concerts:
Our churches have for a very long time played an important role in the cultural life of cities and towns. Is not the church the house of the People of God? Has it not been in churches that this people has had its first aesthetic experiences in seeing the beauty of the building, its mosaics, paintings, statues, or sacred objects; in hearing organ music or the singing of the choir? Outside of liturgical celebrations there can be a place for religious music in the form of a concert. This can be an occasion offered to Christians who are no longer practicing their faith, or even to non-Christians who are seeking God, to have access to a true religious experience, beyond a simple aesthetic emotion. (Pope John Paul II, 1987)
Holy Mother Church has therefore always been the friend of the fine arts and has ever sought their noble help, with the special aim that all things set apart for use in divine worship should be truly worthy, becoming, and beautiful, signs and symbols of the supernatural world, and for this purpose she has trained artists. (Sacrosanctum Concilium 122)
The Cathedral hosts several music events scheduled throughout the year. The goal of our music series is to highlight and to promote music ensembles within the church and the artistic communities. We hope you will come to the Cathedral to support these events and performances.
Cathedral Arts Calendar 2016-2017
OCtober 9: Spire Chamber Choir concert 3pm. Ben Spaulding Artistic Director. Contact them for tickets
November 13: 3pm~7th Annual St. Cecilia Music Festival (FREE WILL DONATIONS)
December 2: 7:30pm FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC Presents Stile Antico. (Contact them for tickets)
December 10: 7pm: Advent Lessons and Carols with the Dr. Mario Pearson and the Schola Cantorum (FREE WILL DONATIONS)
December 16th: 7:30pm William Baker Festival Singers Concert (contact them for tickets)
December 24th: 11pm Lessons and Carols before the Midnight Mass.
April 7: 7pm Columbia Public schools honor choir concert. FREE
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