Sacred Music

 Sacred Music at the Proto-Cathedral reflects the long held traditions and treasures of the Church by bringing pride of place to Gregorian Chant and Sacred Polyphony. Music sung weekly at the 9:00 and 11:00am Sunday Masses by the St. James Collegium Musicum includes works by composers such as Byrd, Palestrina, Victoria, Stanford and Bruckner, as well English Chant (9am) and Gregorian Chant (11am). Polyphonic Ordinaries and Propers can be heard on Solemnities and Feasts throughout the year. The Collegium is comprised of dedicated professionals who enjoy singing sacred music within the liturgy. String, brass, and timpani players from the Vancouver symphony and other professional ensembles join the Collegium for special Masses such as Christmas and Easter.

A full list of Sacred Music sung by the Collegium Musicum since its founding in 2012 can be found below.
Collegium Musicum Repertoire List


Sacred Music Schedule

NOVEMBER 11                        Gregorian Proper : Intret oratio mea
32ND SUNDAY                        Mass in A minor (K,A) Casciolini
                                                Kyriale VIII (G,S)
                                                Lift Thine Eyes (from Elijah) Mendelssohn
                                                Psalm 23 Stewart
                                                O Salutaris de La Rue

NOVEMBER 18                       Gregorian Proper: Dicit Dominus
33RD SUNDAY                       Missa de Angelis (K,S,A)-Bartolucci
                                               Kyriale VIII (G)
                                               Homo Quidam- Bartolucci
                                               Sicut cervus/Sitivit anima mea – Palestrina

NOVEMBER 25                      Gregorian Proper: Dignus est Agnus
THE SOLEMNITY OF              Missa Brevis (K,G,S,A) KV 65 – Mozart
CHRIST THE KING                  Lobe den Herren – Distler
                                               Ave Verum – Mozart
                                               O Sacrum Convivium – Allen




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Recordings of the St. James Collegium Musicum
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