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MUSIC MINISTRY 

Music Ministry​

If you would like to join any of the Cathedral's music ministries, please contact Dr. Jonathan Embry at the Cathedral office.

Email: Jembry@sthelenas.org              

Phone: 406-442-5825

The Cathedral Choir

The Cathedral Choir sings choral literature from the Western canon with a focus on polyphonic Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern works. The choir practices on Thursday night from 7:00-8:30pm. The Choir Season is divided into two parts: September through Christmas and Epiphany through Corpus Christi. The Choir sings for the 11:00 A.M. Masses on Sundays and Solemnities. As this is a ministry, attendance is required at all major Solemnities.

Eligibility: Men and women, ages 16 and older. Audition is not required; however, it is necessary to meet with the director of music to determine which voice part is appropriate. Reading music is not required, but strongly encouraged. Potential and willingness to learn is desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathedral Brass and Trombone Choir

The Cathedral Brass is open to parishioners who play brass instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium, and French Horn. The Cathedral Brass will play at all major Solemnities and Feasts throughout the church year. The Trombone Choir is a branch of the Cathedral Brass. For information please contact Joe Michaletz at geolex@mt.net

Summer Afternoon Organ Recitals

There are various organ recitals scheduled throughout the year. A free, 30 minute program of light music to demonstrate the Cathedral’s Organ.

Currently, these are taking place Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Repertoire will be new each week. 

St. Brother Andre Organ Recital Series

Gratis, hour-long programs open to the public, these recitals are performed by the Cathedral’s organist once every three months. Each year is dedicated to a different saint and the programs will reflect the liturgical season. Please see the Events page for upcoming dates and times. 

Mass Settings Used at the Cathedral:

To navigate the different Mass settings, open the video in YouTube and use the timecodes in the description of the video.