Documentary on the Sacred Music of St. John Cantius

Sacred Music at Saint 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.

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 (Paul VI Missal) Mass and the 12:30 p.m Extraordinary Form (Tridentine) High Mass (1962 Missal).  All music is sung in the context of the Latin Liturgy. Unless otherwise noted, the music is rendered by the parish choirs:

Choirs of St. John Cantius
Pipe Organs of St. John Cantius
Recordings of our choirs
Schedule of Sacred Music
Rubrics of Liturgical Music
Music Staff
Nine Lessons and Carols