Choirs of St. John Cantius 

To audition for choir or to enroll your child in one of the choirs,please email the Prefect of Sacred Music, Fr. Matthew Schuster, SJC at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone 312.243.7373.

The Resurrection Choir and Orchestra

The Resurrection Choir and Orchestra celebrates the great tradition of classical liturgical music as a living tradition within the Roman Catholic Church. Members come from both professional musical backgrounds as well as non-professionals who enjoy classical works of composers such as Mozart, Haydn, and Schubert. Singers are motivated not merely by a desire to perform classical works, but more importantly for the glory of God—the reason for which these works were written originally. back to top ^

Cantate Domino Choir

The Cantate Domino Choir specializes in sacred liturgical music composed for treble voices, ranging from Jasquin Des Prez, Gabriel Rheinberger, and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy as well as new compositions. This chorus of adult women sings several times during the liturgical year on Sundays and feast days.  back to top ^

Saint Cecilia Choir

The Choir of Saint Cecilia specializes in Renaissance polyphony. Numbering from eight to sixteen voices, the choir also sings modern works that echo the beauty and austerity of sacred Renaissance music. The choir sings for several major feasts during the Church year and throughout Holy Week. A number of CD recordings of sacred liturgical music have been produced by the Saint Cecilia Choir.

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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. This ensemble presents sacred musical works for special occasions, liturgies, and concerts. As musical ambassadors inspiring the hearts of listeners far and wide, the many recordings have been heard on National Public Radio, Chicago’s WFMT, the Air Maria Radio Network, and Relevant Radio.

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The Schola Cantorum of St. John Cantius

St. Gregory the Great Schola Cantorum is a schola of men who sing Gregorian Chant every Sunday at the 12:30 p.m. Latin High Mass. The schola chants the propers and ordinaries of the Mass from the 1962 Liber Usalis in accord with the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

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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.

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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 sings music of Palestrina, Victoria, Lassus, Durufle, Bartolucci, Part, and others. Rehearsal on Saturdays at 9:30 am.

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St. Nicholas and St. Hildegard Choir

This choir 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

This is 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. back to top ^