Sacred Music at the Cathedral
For over 125 years the Gothic revival style interior spaces of the Cathedral have echoed with the sounds of sacred music. As Saint Paul himself instructed the early Catholic community: "Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts" (Colossians 3:16).
Sacred music at the Cathedral continues to fulfill the words of Saint Paul two millenia later, as part of our ongoing weekly Catholic Liturgy. Sacred music has also been highlighted at the Cathedral in special performances by the Gregorian Concert Choir, under the direction of Monsignor Anthony Mancini, and in other distinguished concerts performed by national and internationally known choirs and other musical ensembles.
Monsignor Anthony Mancini
Monsignor Mancini serves as the Rector and Musical Director of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. In 1987 Monsignor Mancini founded the Gregorian Concert Choir to preserve that rich legacy of traditional church music while continuing to expand their repertoire with contemporary sacred choral works. Read More about Monsignor Mancini and his great contributions to sacred music at the Cathedral.
Gregorian Concert Choir
The Gregorian Concert Choir “was founded to preserve and perform the great legacy of the Church’s liturgical music,” according to Monsignor Anthony Mancini, its 1987 founder. The Gregorian Concert Choir has a distinguished history of national and international performances, including a performance at the Vatican for Saint Pope John II. Read More about the Gregorian Concert Choir.
Dr. C. Alexander Peloquin
The Musical Legacy
Dr. C. Alexander Peloquin was one of the most important composers of Liturgical music in the twentieth century, as well as a distinguished performer and teacher. His legacy to the Cathedral is immeasurable. In 1950, Dr. Peloquin became the organist and Musical Director of the Cathedral, and formed the Peloquin Chorale. Read More about the enduring legacy of Dr. Peloquin to the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul.
Mr. Philip Faraone, KGCHS
Mr. Philip Faraone, KGCHS was named Organist of The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in 1997. In addition to his many years of service to the Cathedral, Mr. Faraone has also performed both nationally and internationally, and he collaborates closely with Monsignor Mancini in the Cathedral's sacred music. Read More about Mr. Faraone and his key role in the performances of sacred music at the Cathedral.
Ms. Georgette Hutchins
Mezzo-soprano Georgette Hutchins has been a favorite of audiences throughout the United States. Ms. Hutchins has sung with a number of leading opera companies and choral ensembles. In addition to being one of two principal cantors at the Cathedral, Ms. Hutchins performs as a soloist with the Gregorian Concert Choir. Read More about the many vocal talents that Ms. Hutchins brings to the Cathedral and beyond.