Sacred music, like the Biblical readings, must truly be a music set apart
and consecrated to prayerful and holy use by its ministers.
The history of this congregation spans nearly two centuries, and music has been a part of our worship for just as long. Christ Church has long been a place known for fine service music as well as musical outreach to the city of Mobile. These historic roles are at the foundation of our music ministry, and they inspire us; they point the way forward to the music of tomorrow.
Traditionally the music ministry of Christ Church Cathedral is comprised of three main ensembles - the Cathedral Choir, the Chamber Choir, and the Handbell Ensemble. During this time of pandemic only our Handbell Ensemble is rehearsing.
At the heart of our ministry is the cathedral pipe organ. As an historic instrument with some pipes dating to 1907, the sounds of our organ span generations and have truly become the voice of our sacred space. The music presented in our services is in keeping with the Anglican choral tradition, but it also has an occasional twist, in keeping with our heritage as a church in the American South, with all of the diverse and colorful influences that brings. We are a program of tradition, a program that strives for excellence, and a program for tomorrow. Come and listen.
The Christ Church Cathedral Choir Singing The Jubilee Hymn, written by Christopher W. Powell for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast.
THE CATHEDRAL HANDBELL ENSEMBLE
Handbell ensemble| Rehearsals Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm
The Handbell ensemble is made up of volunteer ringers and plays at the Sunday morning service several times per year. For more information about this ensemble, contact the Director of Music.
CATHEDRAL CONCERTS DOWNTOWN
Our Cathedral Concert Series in its 7th year under the direction of Christopher Powell, Director of Music, will again present
Christ Church Cathedral hosts some of the best musicians from our area and beyond to bring special music during our weekly services. Bios of the artists who will take part in this year's guest artist series may be found in the Cathedral Artists page.
Christopher W. Powell, Cathedral Organist and Director of Music
Music is a vital ministry of Christ Church Cathedral and is made possible by the generous pledges of members and friends of the Cathedral to its annual operating budget. Additional funding through Friends of Cathedral Music allows us to sustain a broader artistic and spiritual outreach to the greater Mobile community. We are thankful for these gifts that go above and beyond other support given to Christ Church. Funds are solicited annually through a booklet that lists all of the concerts and special services held during the year.