Choirs

The Cathedral Choir

The Cathedral Choir is the resident choral ensemble of Saint Peter Cathedral. It is comprised of professional and volunteer singers from the greater Marquette area. From September through June, the choir sings for the 10:30am Sunday Mass, which is live broadcast through Northern Apostle Radio on WNOA at 103.9FM, as well as for other parish and diocesan occasions. The choir regularly collaborates with members of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra and the Cathedral Brass.

There are currently openings in all voice parts. Ensemble experience and sight-reading are required. For more information, please contact Samuel Holmberg, Director of Sacred Music, at (906) 226-6548 or sholmberg@dioceseofmarquette.org.

The Diocesan Choir

The Diocesan Choir sings for the major liturgies of the Diocese of Marquette, including the Chrism Mass and Ordinations. The choir accepts invitations from parishes across the Diocese to sing for liturgies of particular importance to the parish, as well as performing in concerts throughout the region. Recent liturgies of particular importance have included the Solemn Requiem Mass for the 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the Death of Venerable Bishop Baraga and the Mass of Christian Burial for Joyce Sample, the mother of Archbishop Alexander K. Sample.

The Diocesan Children’s Choir

The Diocesan Children’s Choir is composed of children from parishes throughout the fifteen counties of the Diocese of Marquette. The choir provides children with the opportunity to sing sacred music in liturgical settings, as well as in concert. The most recent collaboration was in presenting Benjamin Britten’s cantata, Saint Nicolas, Op. 42, in collaboration with the Marquette Choral Society and members of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra in the annual Christmas concert at the Cathedral. Membership is open to all children who have an interest in singing. The minimum age is six, but exceptions can be made for extremely gifted children. Previous musical instruction is not necessary.