Music is an integral part of the life, worship and ministry of the Cathedral. The Cathedral’s choirs serve in the liturgies of the church, and embrace differing types of repertoire and various levels of vocal experience.
The Cathedral Church of St. James houses one of Canada’s most precious musical hidden gems. Uniquely within the city of Toronto, the fully professional 18-voice Cathedral Choir sings as part of the Anglican worship at Eucharist (11:00am), and Evensong (4:30pm) each Sunday to an internationally high standard. Its repertoire spans eight centuries, and provides a balanced diet of choral delights to congregations young and old, non-Christians and Christians, and those whose ears hold an insatiable curiosity for music.
The Cathedral’s majestic pipe organ can be heard in recitals each Tuesday at 1:00pm and Sunday at 4:00pm throughout the year. The recital series is curated by our Organist, Ian Sadler.
Choral Eucharist is also celebrated at 9:00am each Sunday and sung by a burgeoning group of volunteers. If you are interested in committing to the musical life of this vibrant Cathedral community, please contact the Director of Music, Robert Busiakiewicz at email@example.com
The Cathedral also hosts weekly organ recitals and monthly cantatas.