“To aid our people in their worship and communion, to bring a message that often transcends words alone, and to instill in the hearts of young and old a love for fine sacred music, and for the Master it serves is the aim of the music ministry of this church.”
— Dr. Charles C. Hirt
Director of Music, 1941-1971
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Cathedral Choir, Cathedral Bells, and Praise Band
The Cathedral Choir is a rich program with a long and prestigious history of serving God both in Hollywood and Southern California. Directed by Dr. Ariel Quintana, the Cathedral Choir provides music for the Contemplative Worship Service and the Worship Together Service September through June, plus additional services and concerts throughout the year. Annually, choir participants join in an end-of-summer retreat to kick off the new year in a fun and social way to learn exciting new music for the upcoming year. Membership is by audition, and rehearsals are every second Thursday at 7:30pm as well as Sunday mornings in the Hirt Music Room.
For more information, or to set up an audition, please contact Dr. Ariel Quintana at email@example.com.
Cathedral Bells is an advanced group of musicians that can read treble and bass clef and play difficult music that includes many different styles and rhythms. Good sight-reading skills is a must. It is helpful to have a piano background, and previous bell experience if possible.
The Praise Band provides music for the Worship Together Service each Sunday throughout the year. In the summertime, the band leads at the 10am service alongside the organ. The band is by audition and rehearsals are Sunday mornings before the 11am service.
For more information, or to set up an audition, please contact Joel Larson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s and Youth Choirs and Bells
Our children’s and youth choirs lead us in worship around 5-7 times per year and rehearse September through to the beginning of June. The discipline of regular rehearsal, combined with their earliest experiences singing for God in front of his people, is a wonderful way to develop young minds and hearts. Our hope is to provide a space where children and youth grow both musically and spiritually, as well as create deep friendships with one another.
Sonshine Choir, directed by Terri Walsh, is our choir for Kindergarten through 2nd grade. They rehearse weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:15am, where they begin a lifetime of musical skill-development while learning that service to God should always be a joyful experience! No prior experience is necessary.
Carol Choir, directed by Allison Cheng, is our choir for grades 3 through 6. They rehearse weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:15am. No prior experience is needed to participate, just the goal of serving Jesus through music!
Heaven Bound Singers, directed by Belen Pachalian, is our youth choir for students in grades 7 through 12. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights 7:15–8:05pm in the Hirt Music Room. The choir participates annually in outreach to the community and sings for special services. No prior experience is needed to participate.
Teen Bells, also directed by Belen Pachelian, is our youth bell choir for students in grades 7 through 12. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights 6:15–7:05pm in the Bell Room located in Fellowship Hall. No prior experience is needed to participate but being able to read music is a plus. Come celebrate the tradition of bell ringing and join the ensemble!