The Cathedral’s Choral Ministry seeks to beautify and enliven worship, leading the congregation in singing praises to God. Membership in the choirs is open to all who love to worship the Lord through singing, and are eager to learn and develop skill in it.
The Cathedral Choir is a well-balanced, multigenerational ensemble that enjoys singing music from early plainsong to twenty-first century literature, with an emphasis on the Anglican choral tradition. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings (6:00pm-7:30) and sings primarily at the 9:15am Choral Communion service on Sunday mornings, as well as occasional Evensong, Lessons & Carols, and Diocesan services.
Cathedral Choir of Boys & Girls
The Cathedral Choir of Boys & Girls, affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music, is open to children grades 2-8. The choristers rehearse on Thursday afternoons (4:15pm-5:30) and sing in church about once a month, as well as special services such as Evensong and Lessons & Carols. While having fun singing with friends, choristers gain musical, liturgical, and scriptural knowledge, and build self-confidence and leadership skills.
The Compline Choir gathers skilled singers from the Cathedral and the wider Charleston musical community to sing the ancient office of Compline one Sunday a month at 8pm. This contemplative, candlelit service lasts about twenty minutes, and is set entirely to plainsong and early polyphony. It is frequently followed by (Pub)lic Theology, a lecture and discussion event on the intersection of culture, knowledge, and faith, in a comfortable public environment.