Choirs of St. John Cantius 

The Resurrection Choir and Orchestra

The Resurrection Choir and Orchestra celebrates the great tradition of classical liturgical music in order to maintain it as a vibrant living tradition within the Roman Catholic Church.  Its choral members come from both professional musical backgrounds, as well as non-professionals who have a love of singing the great classical works of composers such as Mozart, Haydn, and Schubert.  This love is motivated not by a desire to perform concerts of classical music but for the glory of God—the reason, for which these works were originally written.  There are parishes throughout the United States, which have similarly undertaken this monumental task to preserve and foster our great treasury of sacred music for the purposes of divine worship.  St. John Cantius has found itself at the forefront of this movement.  As a volunteer in the Resurrection Choir one can help give encouragement to other parishes to begin to do as we do by providing the very best in classical music for the Church. The Resurrection Choir is under the direction of Fr. Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C. The Resurrection Choir is open to anyone who is willing to volunteer time and talent. Rehearsals take place each Monday evening in the St. John Cantius Parish Hall from 7:30 until 9:30 P.M. To audition for the orchestra please contact Fr. Haynes.

Contact:Rev. Scott Haynes, SJC, at 312 243 7373, extension 111.
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Cantate Domino Choir

The Cantate Domino Choir is a chorus for adult women that sings several times throughout the liturgical year on Sundays and feast days. The choir specializes in the vast repertoire of sacred liturgical music composed for treble voices, ranging from Josquin Des Prez, Gabriel Rheinberger, to Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, as well as new compositions. The Cantate Domino Choir has recorded sacred music for DVD instructional films in the Traditional Latin Mass which can be found at the Cantius Webstore and on the web at http://www.SanctaMissa.org. The Cantate Domino Choir is under the direction of Fr. Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C.

Contact: Fr. Scott Haynes, SJC, at 312-243-7373, extension 111.
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St. John Cantius Choir of Saint Cecilia

The St. John Cantius Choir of Saint Cecilia is a small choir specializing in Renaissance polyphony directed by Fr. Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C. Numbering from eight to sixteen voices, the choir also sings modern works on occasion, often compositions that echo the beauty and austerity of sacred Renaissance music. The choir sings on a number of major feast days in the Church year, and throughout Holy Week.  The choir has produced several CD recordings of sacred liturgical music which are available at Biretta Books.

Contact: Fr. Scott Haynes, SJC, at 312-243-7373, extension 111.
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Saint Cecilia Choir and Orchestra

The Saint Cecilia Choir and Orchestra is presents a wide variety of choral and orchestral sacred music. Directed by the Rev. Scott A. Haynes, SJC, this ensemble with heart (cor) and voice (vox) presents sacred musical works for special occasions, liturgies, and concerts. As musical ambassadors inspiring the hearts of listeners far and wide, the many recordings of the Ensemble Cor et Vox, available at Biretta Books, have been heard on National Public Radio, Chicago’s WFMT, the Air Maria Radio Network, and Relevant Radio.

Contact:Fr. Scott Haynes, SJC, at 312 243 7373, extension 111.
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Healey Willan Singers

The Healey Willan Singers, directed by the Rev. Scott A. Haynes, SJC, promote and foster the sacred choral works of Healey Willan (1880-1968), who was the most prolific composer of church music after Johann Sebastian Bach. In concert with the Healey Willan Society , the Healey Willan singers endeavor to sing the complete Masses, motets, anthems, canticles and service music of Healey Willan in liturgies, concerts and by presenting musical recordings of this master of choral music.

Contact:Fr. Scott Haynes, SJC, at 312 243 7373, extension 111.
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The Schola Cantorum of St. John Cantius

St. Gregory The Great Schola Cantorum is a schola of men’s voices that sing Gregorian Chant every Sunday (12:30 Latin High Mass), chanting the Propers and Ordinaries of the Mass from the 1962 Liber Usualis in accord with the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. It is directed by Rev. Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C. and Jan Jarvis.

Contact:Rev. Scott Haynes, SJC, at 312 243 7373, extension 111.
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St. Gregory The Great Schola Cantorum

St. Gregory The Great Schola Cantorum is a schola of men’s voices that sings Gregorian Chant every Sunday (11:00 a.m. Latin High Mass), chanting the Propers and Ordinaries of the Mass as celebrated in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. It is directed by Mr. Joseph Urbaszewski.

Contact: Fr. Scott Haynes, SJC, at 312-243-7373, extension 111.
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Magnificat Choir

A choir of mixed voices composed of high school students and young adults singing Gregorian chant, polyphonic choral music and modern choral works.  The Magnificat Choir primarily sings a capella works, but occasionally sings other music with organ and instruments.  This choir, conducted by Jonathan Rudy  sings music of Palestrina, Victoria, Lassus, Durufle, Bartolucci, Part, and others. Rehearsal on Saturdays at 9:30 am.

Contact:Jonathan Rudy, at 312 243 7373.
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St. Nicholas and St. Hildegard Choir

This choir, directed by Mrs. Jennifer Haworth  is a grade school girls’ choir and grade school boys’ choir   This choir focuses on singing hymns, part-singing, Gregorian chant, and some polyphony.  Among the main goals of this choir is development of musicianship, sight-singing, music history, and the spirituality of sacred music. Rehearsal Saturdays at 9:30 am.back to top ^

Holy Innocents Choir

Mrs. Rachel Bain teaches this choir of young beginner musicians, designed for young children (age 6 and up). The children learn to match pitch, develop rhythmic skills, learn to sing intervals, etc. This introductory children’s choir is designed to develop the music skills of boys and girls so that they might advance into the St. Nicholas Choir or the St. Hildegard Choir. Rehearsal Saturdays at 9:30 amback to top ^

Choirs of St. John Cantius

The Choirs of St. John Cantius join together for various events and special musical projects. Working with Biretta Books, the Choirs of St. John Cantius have recorded musical CDs to promote “the restoration of the sacred” through the beauty of the Church’s musical treasury. back to top ^

Choirs and Orchestra of St. John Cantius

The Choirs and Orchestra of St. John Cantius join forces for special musical festivals, prominent liturgies, or festive occasions. The Choirs and Orchestra of St. John Cantius have also recorded musical CDs with Biretta Books, in order to spread the the love of God through music.

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