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.

Upcoming Choral Services

CHORAL EVENSONG
SUNDAYS AT 5.30 PM

14 February
THE SCHOLA CANTORUM
Thomas Weelkes Short Service
Hide not thou thy face Farrant § Salvator mundi Tallis

21 February
THE MEN’ S SCHOLA
Arthur Willis Evening Service for Men’s Voices
Hear my prayer Tomkins § Vocem mean audisti Ferrabosco I

28 February
THE DIOCESAN CHOIR
John Ireland Evening Serivce in F
Lead me, Lord Wesley § Wash me throughly Wesley

6 March
THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR
Thomas Morley Short Evening Service
Nolo mortem peccatoris Morley § Hear my prayer Mendelssohn

13 March
THE ST. ANDREW’ S PRIORY CHOIR
Sydney Nicholson Evening Service for Treble Voices
Hide not thou thy face Farrant § Ex ore innocentium Ireland

20 March
PALM SUNDAY
THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR
T. Tertius Noble Evening Service in B minor
O Savior of the world Howells § Crux triumphans Compère

27 March
EASTER DAY
THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR
George Dyson Evening Service in D major
Jesus Christ is risen today Stanford § Magdalena Brahms

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