In our Catholic Tradition, sacred music holds a primary place among the arts, and at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, music is an essential and integral component to the Sacred Liturgy. Opportunities are available to serve as a member of the choir or as a cantor.
Laudis Cantores Choir: The cathedral choir is made up of mostly volunteers from parishes throughout Indianapolis. Many of our members are involved in the music ministry of their home parishes, therefore we sing for cathedral liturgy every other Sunday allowing our members to attend their home parishes on the other weekends.
The choir rehearses each Monday evening from September through June. Rehearsals take place in the cathedral from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Regular attendance is expected. Most members of the choir have had previous choral experience and most are able to read music.
Cathedral Cantors: SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral is proud of the cantors who serve our parish.
Each cantor is trained by the director of music ministries so that there is a consistency of service, which enables a prayerful liturgical style. Cathedral cantors are expected to serve one weekend out of every six or seven: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Cantors may also be called upon to assist at funerals and other special Masses. The cathedral cantors are expected to have at least a basic knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy, and to be able to read music well enough to prepare new music on their own. They are paid a stipend for each liturgy.
For information about the liturgical music program at the Cathedral, contact our Music Director, Andrew Motyka.
Hear a sample of Laudis Cantores in Concert