Sacred Music at Saint John Cantius

Music at St. John Cantius

Each Sunday St. John Cantius Parish is filled with the sound of sacred music.  Our Sunday Masses regularly feature Gregorian chant, chanted by our schola cantorum and by the congregation.  The parishioners of St. John Cantius are intent on preserving the choral traditions of the Roman Rite which gives Gregorian chant “pride of place.” Additionally, the people of St. John Cantius work to preserve the patrimony of liturgical music that comes from the Renaissance period and from the Viennese choral tradition.  But our choirs also sing modern choral works that are consonant with the Roman tradition of sacred music.

Patrons of Sacred Music

The Patrons of Sacred Music at St. John Cantius work withing the A.M.D.G. Foundation to raise funds to support the flourishing of sacred art and music at St. John Cantius. Click here to visit the Patrons of Sacred Music.

Except when indicated otherwise (for Polyphonic or Orchestral Masses), Gregorian Chant Propers and Ordinaries of the Mass are sung every Sunday at the 11:00 a.m. Ordinary Form of the Mass (2002 Missale Romanum) and the 12:30 p.m. Extraordinary Form of the Mass (1962 Missale Romanum).

All music is sung in the context of the Latin Liturgy. Unless otherwise noted, the music is rendered by the parish choirs.