Music Ministry

cathedral Schola Cantorum

The Cathedral Schola Cantorum was founded in 1999 by Archdiocesan Music Director and Organist, Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez, and is comprised of professional singers. The choir maintains a very high standard of musical excellence; many of the choristers are accomplished vocal soloists and music educators. Choirmaster, Ms. Meredith Neumann, leads this well respected choir. Previous Choirmasters include Dr. Edward Bolkovac and Dr. Jeffrey Douma. The choir’s repertoire encompasses the full range of Roman Catholic music, including plainchant, a cappella motets from the 16th through 20th centuries, music for chorus and orchestra, as well as newly commissioned works. The Cathedral Schola Cantorum performs frequently with the Solo Dei Gloria Orchestra, founded jointly by Dr. Menéndez and Dr. Bolkovac and featuring some of the area’s finest orchestral players. The Cathedral Schola Cantorum provides music for the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Liturgy and for numerous Archdiocesan events, many of which are broadcast by EWTN, WCCT, and ORTV/WJMJ Catholic Radio Station. In addition to its liturgical function, the Cathedral Schola Cantorum plays an active role in the concert life of the Hartford area, having appeared in concert with the New Haven and Hartford Symphony Orchestras. For an audition, please call the Office of Music Ministries at (860) 578-1433 or email: musicoffice@sjcct.org.

 

SOUNDS OF THE CATHEDRAL

Christus factus est Estevao Lopes Morago c. 1575–after 1630

Crux fidelis Felice Anerio c. 1560 – 1614

Ave verum corpus Franz Liszt 1811 – 1886

Steal Away Spiritual arr. Moses Hogan 1957 – 2003

Ave verum corpus Camille Saint-Saëns 1835 – 1921

Ride On, King Jesus! Spiritual arr. Howard Helvey

 

Ave Maria, Astor Piazzolla with Ezequiel Menendez, organ

Organ Concerto, Francis Poulenc with Ezequiel Menendez, organ

 

 

Resources for Choral Singers

 

Please visit the links below for additional choral resources to expedite learning of choral music.

http://www.cyberbass.com

http://www.johnfletchermusic.org

http://choralia.net

http://learnchoralmusic.co.uk

http://www0.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

http://www.singingpractice.co.uk/music/midibase.html

http://www.northchoir.com

http://texasmidi.tripod.com/midi1.htm/Others-MIDI

 
Cathedral of St. Joseph  140 Farmington Avenue  Hartford, Connecticut 06105  860-249-8431