St. Paul’s Cathedral has a strong history of excellence in sacred music and is one of the few Episcopal Churches that sustains two sung Eucharistic services for Sundays as well as regular Choral Evensong and sung Compline. As the cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, St. Paul’s is an important musical presence in the community and prides itself on a standard of excellence in sacred music and liturgy.
As members of the Episcopal Church and the larger global Anglican Communion, we take part in an ancient and venerable musical tradition, a heritage of inestimable value. All choral and musical components of the liturgy are an offering of praise and prayer. At its best, the music offered is intended to inspire and enable prayerful devotion while also representing the corporate worship of the cathedral parish as a whole.
There are many opportunities to be involved in music ministry at the cathedral. Please contact Canon Musician, Joseph Ripka for more information.
The St. Paul's Cathedral Choir is comprised of our youth choristers and several volunteer and professional staff singers. This choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II, weekly, as well as choral evensong. Parishioners who are interested in joining must meet with Canon Musician Joseph Ripka. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the choir room.
The Schola Cantorum is comprised of volunteer and professional staff singers. This choir sings at the 11:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I, choral evensong, and choral compline. Membership is through invitation and audition. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm. in the Choir Room. To set up an audition, contact Canon Musician Joseph Ripka.
The Cathedral Chorister program provides youth with a foremost musical education that embraces the tradition of children's voices. For nearly one thousand years, children (primarily boys until the last sixty years) have sung daily services in the great cathedrals and collegiate chapels of England. Our holistic approach to training these choristers places equal emphasis on musical…Read More »
John-Paul Buzard Organbuilders, Inc. Opus 20
Built during the restoration of the Cathedral following the Murrah Building bombing, the Buzard Pipe Organ is a wonderful part of the Cathedral's top-notch music program. The Buzard website (www.buzardorgans.com) includes a detailed description.
The St. Paul's Music Society is a group of people who are willing to provide extra financial support to the Music Program at the Cathedral. The annual Membership/Fund Drive provides funds for the use of extra musicians in services and special programs, hospitality for guest musicians and publicity for concerts, receptions and other expenses associated with the comprehensive music…Read More »