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Choirs

St. John's Cathedral has long been known for its fine liturgical music. At the very heart of its music ministries are our choirs, who enhance our worship and liturgy as they offer music to the Glory of God. 

Questions about any of the choirs can be directed to Andrea Olsen, Director of Music Ministry.

Our annual service of Advent Lessons and Carols was presented virtually in December 2020. You can watch that video here

Cathedral Choir

The Cathedral Choir sings weekly for the 10:30am Sunday Choral Eucharist, September through June, as well as for special festivals and Diocesan events hosted at the Cathedral. The Choir’s repertoire is made up of classic sacred music. The choir has also premiered contemporary choral music composed by gifted members of the choir. Membership in the Choir is open to all.

Rehearsals: Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm

Contact person: Andrea Olsen, 509-838-4277

You can listen to recent choir anthems here:

O Love, by Elaine Hagenberg

The Beatitudes, by James Biery

People, Look East, arranged by Malcolm Archer

Handbell Choir

Our handbell choir, the Cathedral Ringers, is directed by McKenzie Lamb. It was formed in 1998 with the gift of three octaves of handbells from Judge and Mrs. George Shields, and further enhanced in 2003 by a fourth octave of bells from the Shields. The Choir rings for services several times a year and for special festival occasions. Like the Cathedral Choir, membership is open.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Contact person: McKenzie Lamb, 509-838-4277

The Cathedral Ringers were featured in a St. John's music program in November 2020. You can watch that video here.

Junior Choir

The Junior Choir, conducted by Andrea Olsen, often sings at the 10:30am Sunday Eucharist, September through early June, as well as the 4pm Christmas Eve Service and on Easter Sunday. They also participate in major Cathedral events. Made up of students grade 2-grade 9, the choir rehearses Mondays, 4:45pm-6pm. 

Rehearsals: Mondays from 5pm to 6pm

Contact person: Andrea Olsen, 509-838-4277