Music at Christ Church Cathedral has long played a pivotal role in connecting choristers and congregants to each other, to the church’s history, to the Episcopalian tradition, and to God. Here, music is a gateway to the rhythm of our congregation.

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Music is at the heart of our worship at Christ Church Cathedral. No matter the style or language, the goal of our music making is the same: to offer praise in the best way we can. From the congregation singing their most well-loved hymn, to the choirs and instrumentalists offering world-class concert, we offer the very best of ourselves to God.  

  • The Cathedral Choir

    The Cathedral Choir provides music for English-language services at Christ Church Cathedral. The principal musicians of The Cathedral Choir are choristers (children ages 7-18). Choristers sing the top-most vocal part, and their work is supported by staff singers, organists, and their director. The Cathedral Choir explores the very best of the Anglican-musical tradition. Click here  to learn how to become a chorister. Contact Christopher Caurso-Lynch, Interim Director of Music, for more information. 

  • Coro Latinoamericano de Catedral

    The Coro Latinoamericano de Catedral provides music for Spanish-language services at Christ Church Cathedral. The principal musicians of Coro are adult volunteer singers. Their work is supported by staff singers, instrumentalists, and their director. Coro explores the very best of the musical traditions from Latin and South America. Contact Nander Novaes at nandern@cccindy.org  Associate Spanish Music Director, to become a member of Coro Latinoamericano.

World class music has always been a hallmark of Christ Church Cathedral, and in 2021 we’re redoubling our efforts to connect with you, the Mile Square neighborhood, and Indianapolis at large. In this all-online series, you’ll hear new music and old, see familiar faces and hear new talent. Through it all, we’ll continue the tradition of inspiring music coming from Christ Church Cathedral. I hope you’ll join us.

Mark your calendar to enjoy these livestreamed performances from the comfort of your home.

Spring 2021 Music Concerts 

 

 

 

Preludes and Portraits: music by Debussy and Williams 

Pianist Clare Longendyke returns to CCC to perform music by Amy Williams, Claude Debussy, and more! Preludes and Portraits is centered around Debussy’s iconic Préludes pour piano (Piano Preludes), which have long been favorite pieces of pianists and audiences alike.

Piano Recital, Clare Longendyke

Dark Matter, based on the poem of the same title by Manon Voice

Joshua Thompson is a pianist, social musicologist, teaching artist and producer. He is increasingly recognized on a national scale for his expertise on classical composers of African descent and the inherent cultural connectivity in the broader aesthetic of Black Arts movements. His program “Dark Matter” is based on the poem of the same title by Manon Voice, a poet, spoken word artist, and Indianapolis native. Joshua’s program utilizes the masterworks from composers of African descent to tell the story of creation, joy, trial and triumph.

Joshua Thompson, piano

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  • With lengthening days, and warmer temperatures, springtime has finally arrived. But that lingering afternoon light, which we so missed during the winter, has revealed the dust hiding in the corners. It’s spring cleaning time. Now imagine for a moment if you missed a year of spring cleaning, or two, or 30! For the Wolff organ at Christ Church Cathedral, which …

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  • NANDER NOVAES’ BIOGRAPHY “The sense of sacred music and worship in Bach’s music are present in the lyricism and musicality of Nander Novaes.” (Ernesto Bitetti, Chair of the Guitar Department at Indiana University, 2010). A classical guitarist, choral conductor and music minister from São Paulo, Brazil, Nander Novaes is regularly noted for his engaging and virtuosic skills as a music …

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  • On June 12th, Christ Church Cathedral an the Diocese of Indianapolis launch the first in a series of four podcast episodes of Worship with Bravery WORSHIP WITH BRAVERY – EPISODE 1: Coro Latinoamericano from Christ Church Cathedral   WORSHIP WITH BRAVERY – EPISODE 2: Ahmed Anzaldua from Broder CrosSing   WORSHIP WITH BRAVERY – EPISODE 3: Guest speaker is The …

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  • CHANCEL ORGAN

    A Hellmuth Wolff & Associates organ with more than 3,000 pipes. Dedicated in 1990, this organ was designed to handle the colorful French organ tradition and accompany the CCC choirs for traditional Anglican choral music. Visually, it complements the beauty of a stained glass window.
    More information here.

  • GALLERY ORGAN

    This 1992 Taylor & Boody Organbuilders gallery organ provides congregational support for hymn-singing and service music. It is ideal for North German Baroque repertoire and provides choristers and musicians with the flexibility to perform in either the upper or lower galleries.
    More information here.

  • FREDERICK E. WEBER MEMORIAL CONTINUO POSITIVE ORGAN

    A modern organ based on a variety of historic instruments. Dedicated in 1996, this John Brombaugh & Associates instrument can accommodate the various musical needs of contemporary performers.
    More information here.

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