The Music of the Cathedral, Na Mele

The Cathedral Choirs

The Cathedral Choir history can be traced back 150 years through rich detailed accounts, including royal baptisms, coronations, and rich Cathedral liturgy. Composed of eight paid Choral Scholars and 16 volunteer singers, the choir provides a strong, living tradition of choral music, central to the Cathedral’s liturgy, and is dedicated to the highest standards of performance of choral literature from Gregorian Chant and Renaissance polyphony, through works by contemporary composers. The choir sings weekly at the 10:30 am Sunday Eucharist, on the first Sunday of the month at 5:30 pm for Evensong, and for many other feasts and concerts throughout the year. The Hawaiian Choir sings at the 8 am Holy Eucharist every Sunday. They support the congregation in the singing of Hawaiian hymns and service music as well as offering an anthem in Hawaiian. The choirs come together to sing for major feasts throughout the year.

Evensongs and Sacred Concerts

As in all the great cathedrals of the world, Evensong or a Sacred Concert is offered every Sunday. Evensong is the crowning jewel in a cathedral’s busy Sunday. The Cathedral Choir sings on the first Sunday of every month. Other Sundays feature the Priory School Chamber Choir or Colla Voce, a women’s ensemble at UH founded by one of the Cathedral’s Choral Scholars. On Sundays when there is no choir, Evensong is sung by the congregation to simple chants.

2015 Fall Choral Evensong
Sundays 5.30 pm

13 September
Eve of Holy Cross Day
The Schola Cantorum
Thomas Weelkes Short Evening Service
Crux fidelis John IV of Portugal § O crux ave, spes unica Palestrina

20 September
The Cathedral Men’s Schola
Charles Wood Evening Service for Double Choir
Oculus non vidit di Lasso § Great Lord of lords Wood

27 September
Installation of Officers of the
American Guild of Organists Hawaii Chapter
The Diocesan Choir
Herbert Brewer Evening Service in D
God be in my head Nicholson § Greater Love Ireland
In memory of Howard Wong

4 October
The Cathedral Choir
John Stainer Evening Service in B-flat
Keep watch, dear Lord Nowicki § Hail, gladdening light Wood

11 October
The Priory School Chamber Choir with the Cathedral Men’s Schola
Healey Willan Evening Service in E-flat
Day by day Friedell § Laula ko ke Akua aloha Turley

18 October
The Cathedral Men’s Schola
Charles Wood Evening Service in G
Tua Jesu dilectio Dirksen § Salut, Dame Sainte Poulenc

25 October
The Diocesan Choir
C. V. Stanford Evening Service in C
Phos hilaron Stainer § Evening Hymn Gardiner

1 November
All Saints Day
The Cathedral Choir
C. V. Stanford Evening Service in A
Justorum animæ Stanford § Faire is the heaven Harris
In memory of David Leonetti

8 November
The Schola Cantorum
Adrian Batten Fourth Evening Service
O nata lux Tallis § Ave Maria Parsons

15 November
The Cathedral Men’s Schola
George Dyson Evening Serivce in C minor
Let thy merciful ears, O Lord Mudd § Rejoice in the Lord Humfrey

22 November
Feast of the Holy Sovereigns
The Diocesan Choir
C. V. Stanford Evensing Service in B-flat
Above all praise and all majesty Mendelssohn § Hallelujah Handel

29 November
Advent Sunday
The Cathedral Choir
Advent Procession with Carols

6 December
The Priory School Chamber Choir
Sydney Nicholson Evening Service
Gabriel’s Message arr. Pettman § I sing of a maiden Hadley

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