Music at Saint John Cantius

Many people have enjoyed choral Masses and other great works of music in concert halls. St. John Cantius Church offers a different experience—classic choral Masses sung as an integral part of the liturgy as the composers intended. Their sacred music is offered within its sacred context—the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

At St. John Cantius Church you can experience choral masterworks from the Church’s treasury of sacred music, including Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Palestrina, and other outstanding composers. Also, you will hear the Mass sung in Latin, the Church’s official language, as well as Gregorian Chant sung by our Schola Cantorum, all within the glorious Baroque splendor of St. John Cantius Church.


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Our several choirs enhance our offering of Divine Worship with sacred music from the Renaissance era, the Viennese choral tradition, and modern choral works that are consistent with Roman Catholic tradition.

Except when otherwise indicated, Gregorian Chant propers and ordinaries of the Mass are sung every Sunday at the 9:00 am,  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). Music is sung by the parish choirs and in Latin unless otherwise noted.


The Console of Saint John’s ‘Tina Mae’ Casavant Organ

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Patrons of Sacred Music

The Patrons of Sacred Music at St. John Cantius work within the A.M.D.G. Foundation to raise funds to support the flourishing of sacred art and music at St. John Cantius. Learn about becoming a Patron of Sacred Music - Click here »

Patrons of Sacred Music

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