Cathedral Music Ministry
St. Mary’s Cathedral has a long tradition of musical excellence, and our worship and music reflect this heritage while being ever flexible to remain vibrant and living. Our music is rooted in the great Anglican choral tradition, and the St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir repertoire includes music from Tudor England through 21st-century America. Nevertheless, music at St. Mary’s is eclectic, and we joyfully sing hymns and anthems from other traditions, including the vast repertoire of African-American spirituals, a touch of Southern Gospel, and occasionally music from around the world.
The Cathedral Choir is a mixed-voice ensemble comprised of 25 volunteers and paid section leaders. The choir’s primary role is to lead the cathedral congregation in corporate song, and the choir thus leads worship every Sunday of the year, in addition to other holy and feast days. The Cathedral Choir leads the annual diocesan Feast of Lights service to celebrate the season of Epiphany and sings Choral Evensong on the following feast days: St. Mary the Virgin, Constance and Her Companions (The Martyrs of Memphis), All Saints Day, and Ascension Day. Every year, the Cathedral Choir travels throughout the Diocese of West Tennessee to collaborate with parish choirs in varied liturgical services, and they are planning their first tour to England in the coming years.
To audition for the choir or for more information on our music ministry at St. Mary’s, please contact our Assistant Organist/Choirmaster Tyrus Legge at .