Choirs

All Choir rehearsals have been temporarily paused due to COVID-19.

We have many choirs in the Music Ministry of Christ Cathedral:

Christ Cathedral English Choir
Christ Cathedral Spanish Choir
Christ Cathedral Vietnamese Choir
Christ Cathedral Sunday Evening Choir
The Diocesan Choir of Orange

The Diocesan Children’s Choir of Orange

See below for information on each choir and their schedules.

The Christ Cathedral Music Ministry would like to invite you to join one of our wonderful Diocesan or Cathedral choirs! The mission of our ministry is to serve and praise God through song. Those who have the desire to praise God through singing and who possess musical skill & talent should consider auditioning for one of our wonderful choirs:

Cathedral English Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and sings at the Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Mass

Cathedral Spanish Choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and sings at the Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass

Cathedral Vietnamese Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and sings at the Sunday, 1:15 p.m. Mass

Cathedral Sunday Evening Choir rehearses on Sunday afternoons from 4-5 p.m. and sings at the Sunday, 5:15 p.m. Mass

Diocesan Choir rehearses two Mondays per month from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and sings for special Diocesan celebrations throughout the year.

Diocesan Children’s Choir rehearses on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. twice per month and sings at the Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass once a month as well as for special Diocesan celebrations throughout the year.

Auditions will include sight-reading, vocalizing and pitch memory exercises to give the director an assessment of your skills – you do not need to bring a piece to sing or prepare anything!

For more details or to schedule an audition, please contact the Music Ministry Office – Lauren McCaul, Cathedral Music Administrator – (714) 620 – 7912 or Email: lmccaul@christcathedralparish.org

CATHEDRAL CHOIRS

Cathedral English Choir

The Cathedral English Choir sings the 9:45 a.m. Mass each Sunday at Christ Cathedral. They are part of “Christmas at the Cathedral,” our annual Christmas Concert. Our members have toured in Italy, France and Spain with our Bishops.

Rehearsals are each Thursday 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Audition required
Music reading preferred

English Cathedral Choir Schedule Spring 2020


Cathedral Spanish Choir

The Cathedral Spanish Choir sings the 11:30 a.m. Mass each Sunday at Christ Cathedral. They are part of “Christmas at the Cathedral,” our annual Christmas Concert.

Rehearsals are each Tuesday 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Audition required
Music reading preferred

Spanish Cathedral Choir Schedule Spring 2020


Cathedral Vietnamese Choir

The Cathedral Vietnamese Choir sings the 1:15 p.m. Mass each Sunday at Christ Cathedral. They are part of “Christmas at the Cathedral,” our annual Christmas Concert.

Rehearsals are each Wednesday 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Audition required
Music reading preferred

Vietnamese Cathedral Choir Schedule Spring 2020


Cathedral Sunday Evening Choir

The Cathedral Sunday Evening Choir sings the English 5:15 p.m. Mass each Sunday at Christ Cathedral. They rehearse on Sunday afternoon, so it is a single day commitment. The group performs a mix of traditional and contemporary sacred music with piano, organ, and other instruments. Membership is open to Jr. High and High School students and beyond.

DIOCESAN ADULT CHOIR

The Diocesan Choir of the Diocese of Orange sings for the major liturgies of the diocese, including Ordinations, Chrism Mass and the special Dedication Liturgies of Christ Cathedral. They are part of “Christmas at the Cathedral,” our annual Christmas Concert. Our members have toured in Italy, France and Spain with our Bishops.

Rehearsals are two Mondays per month, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Audition required
Music reading required
Tenors and Basses are especially needed

Diocesan Choir Schedule Spring 2020

DIOCESAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR

The Diocesan Children’s Choir of Orange is an important choir in the Diocese of Orange. They have toured in Italy, singing twice for Pope Francis. This past year, in addition to their preparations for the Dedication of Christ Cathedral, they traveled to San Francisco and Oakland, California to sing in their cathedrals. They are part of “Christmas at the Cathedral,” our annual Christmas Concert. Rehearsals will be on average three Saturdays per month. The Choir will sing for the major liturgies of the Diocese and one Saturday evening Mass at Christ Cathedral.

Audition required
Grades 5 – 12 (boys until their voices change)

Diocesan Children’s Choir Schedule Spring 2020

DIOCESAN CHILDREN’S PREPARATORY CHOIR

The Diocesan Children’s Preparatory Choir helps children to prepare for membership in the Diocesan Children’s Choir. This is a program designed for younger children, which teaches them the love of the liturgy, the love of singing and the beautiful choral repertoire of the church.

No audition is required, only a love for singing!
Grades 1 – 5

Prep Choir Application Form Preparatory Choir Schedule 2019-2020

To schedule an audition for any of our choirs: call  714- 620 – 7912

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