Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Contact DetailsRupert Lang
Consisting of 30 skilled amateurs, this choir has a remarkably large and varied repertoire.
While the Cathedral Choir plays an important role in the larger choral community in Vancouver by joining with other choirs for works like Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand, Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia and Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, op.37, its main function is to celebrate the Sunday Eucharist through hymns, psalms, and motets, along with choral and congregational mass settings.
A unique aspect of the choir is that from time to time it presents major choral works of such composers as Bach, Byrd, Duruflé, Kodaly, Palestrina, and Pärt in the context of Cathedral liturgies. For such special occasions, extra associate singers often join the ranks. In addition, the choir sings the weekly Sunday evening office of Compline and the monthly service of Sunday Evensong and is also host and lead choir for worship events in the Diocese of New Westminster.