Music Ministry

Mission Statement

The purpose of sacred music, and thus the purpose of the music ministry at the Cathedral of St. Mary, is “the glory of God and the sanctification of the faithful” (Sacrosanctum Concilium). This dual purpose gives direction to our liturgical song. We praise God and we strive to move the faithful “to devotion and [to be] better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries” (Tra le sollecitudini). At Mass we participate through singing in dialogue with the celebrant in the orations, our choirs sing the parts which pertain to them, and the faithful are encouraged and supported in the singing of their parts (Musicam Sacram). All are invited to audition for the various choirs available at the Cathedral and to contribute to the beauty of the sacred liturgy.

The English Choir

The English choir sings the 10am Mass on Sunday mornings and the solemnities throughout the year. It is a mixed choir comprised of men, women and children from the Cathedral parish. This choir frequently joins with visiting choirs to sing at special feasts and Masses in the Extraordinary Form. The English choir was the principal choir that sang for the Masses for the Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference held at the Cathedral in 2017. But its accomplishments date as far back as singing for the visit to Miami by Pope St. John Paul II in 1987. The choir rehearses every Thursday from 7-9pm.

If you would like to join the English choir, please contact the Music Director to schedule an interview.

Gustavo Zayas:

El coro español

El coro español de la catedral canta las misas domenicales a las doce del día. Tambien canta ciertas fiestas y solemnidades durante el año, en particular la Solemnidad de la Inmaculada Concepción y la Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. El coro incluye adultos y niños, miembros de la parroquia de la catedral. En las misas domenicales en español se escucha una gran variedad de cantos católicos, desde los cantos gregorianos tradicionales, a la música coral de partituras, a los himnos comunes conocidos por todo el pueblo latinoamericano. El coro se reune los martes a las seis de la tarde para ensayar.

Para involucrarse en el coro, se debe contactar al Director de Musica para hacer una intrevista.

Gustavo Zayas:

The Haitian Choir

If you would like to join the Haitian choir, please contact the Haitian Choir Director to schedule an interview.

Wilsonne Mondesir:

The Cathedral Art Series

El próximo concierto

The Cathedral Arts Series presents Canto Católico

El miércoles 12 de octubre a las 7pm

– Gratis –

El repertorio:
Ven Espíritu Divino: Pablo Coloma
Ave Maria: Jacques Arcadelt (1507 – 1568)
Ave verum corpus: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Ubi caritas: Michael John Trotta (1978)
Adoro te devote: Santo Tomás de Aquino (1224/1225 – 1274)
Señor a quien iremos: Cristóbal Fones (1975)
Madre fiducia nostra: Marco Frisina (1954)
Panis angelicus: Cesar Franck (1822 – 1890)
Yo soy el camino firme: Lorenzo Fernández (1944) – Betty Aguilera
Salve Regina (simple tone)
Himno a San José: José Antonio Poblete (1987)
Per Crucem: Piotr Palka