Organists & Choirs

Catherine Walsh

Organist and Music Administrator

A native of Prince George, Catherine Walsh graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Music degree in organ and harpsichord. She has played in various parishes throughout Vancouver starting in the mid-1980s, and at the Cathedral since 1998. She directs the Holy Rosary Women’s Choir and also organizes visiting choirs and organists to the Cathedral.

Choirs

The Cathedral Choir

The Cathedral Choir is directed by Catherine Walsh and is a mixed choir dedicated to providing music for the Solemn High Mass at the Cathedral (11 AM Sundays) as well as all major feast days. They regularly sing polyphonic Masses as well as a variety of motets in both English and Latin. If you are interested in joining this choir, you must be able to read music and be willing to give an audition. Practices are Thursday evenings at 7 PM. Call the office for more information at 604-682-6774.

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The Holy Rosary Women’s Choir

The choir, directed by Catherine Walsh, was founded in the fall of 2000 to provide music for the 9:30 am Sunday Mass. The choir has grown quickly, attracting women from a variety of musical backgrounds who are united in their love of singing. Their repertoire ranges from chant to 3-part Latin Masses to spirituals. If you are interested in joining this choir, you must have either some choir experience or be able to read music. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7 PM. Call Catherine for more information at 604-222-8072. (Suspended for COVID-19)

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The Contemporary Choir

The Cathedral Contemporary Choir, directed by Chito Lacsina, sings at the 1 PM Sunday Mass. They are a 30-member choir who sing mostly contemporary and congregational music and are accompanied by either the organ or the piano. No experience is necessary to join, just a love of singing. If you are interested in joining this choir, call Chito at 604-873-9643.

The Latin Mass Choir

Directed by Krystyna Tucka and Bevin Nathaniel van Liempt, they sing at the Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday at 4 PM. The repertoire is a mixture of Gregorian and Polyphonic usually sung in the Mass according to the Missal of 1962. If you are interested in joining please contact the office.

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