The Cathedral of St. John - Albuquerque, NM
The Cathedral of St. John - Albuquerque, NM

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Great War in Poetry and Music
Robertson's Recital Hall Hall
October 30, 2014

Choral Workshop for Welcoming the Word
November 08, 2014

9:30 to Noon (lunch to follow, provided)

Choral workshop in the Cathedral of St. John in preparation for Welcoming the Word, an Interfaith Choral Service on November 9 at 3PM.

Please email by October 15th, to register for the workshop.

$10 participation fee payable to Friends of Cathedral Music

Welcoming the Word: Interfaith Choral Service
Cathedral Nave
November 09, 2014

3:00 pm

Choral Workshop participant choir members will assist in leading the 3:00pm Welcoming the Word: an Interfaith Choral Service including music of a variety of faiths.

The service will include readings, prayers and music, all celebrating and welcoming the arrival of the Heritage Edition of the Saint John's Bible.

Please visit for more information on this wonderful gift to our Cathedral.

Please visit ( in August for tickets and more information on this 'not to be missed event'.

Advent Lessons & Carols
Cathedral Nave
November 30, 2014

3:00 pm

Advent Lessons and Carols is the perfect way to start Advent in the beautiful setting of the Cathedral with music by the Cathedral Choirs.

This service includes lessons and music for Advent


Cathedral Choir and Santa Fe Opera
Cathedral Nave
December 07, 2014

The Santa Fe Opera, in collaboration with our Cathedral Choir and Choristers, presents its annual community event.

Come and enjoy selections from grand opera and seasonal favorites, all delivered with the panache which is the hallmark of New Mexico’s world-famous opera company.

Admission FREE

Christmas Lessons and Carols
Cathedral Nave
December 21, 2014

3:30 pm

Britten's A Ceremony of Carols sung by the Cathedral Choristers and women of the Cathedral Choir as a fitting prelude to the service of Christmas Lessons and Carols.

4:00 pm

This service will put you in the mood for a Holy Christmas celebration with the hymns and Bible readings leading up to the Nativity.


Christmas Eve Services
Cathedral Nave
December 24, 2014

There are 3 opportunities to celebrate the Birth of our Lord

5:00pm Christmas Pageant and Holy Eucharist
Sung by the Cathedral Choristers and Cherubs

7:30pm Choral Prelude
8:00pm Choral Eucharist
Sung by the Cathedral Choir and Choristers

10:30pm Prelude
11:00pm Solemn Eucharist
Sung by the Cathedral Choir

Choral Evensong
Cathedral Nave
January 11, 2015

3:00 pm

Choral Evensong is a service of beauty and reflection.

It's also a perfect way to end the day and prepare for the work week.

Come and join us for this lovely time of music and worship.


New York Polyphony Concert
Cathedral Nave
February 07, 2015

New York Polyphony return for their third appearance on our Friends of Cathedral Music Series. Since their last visit, their newest CD release, Times go by Turns, has met with critical acclaim and garnered a GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance category.

Don’t miss what is sure to be a sold out event: this internationally-renowned ensemble will only make one stop in the Land of Enchantment this year, and this is your chance to hear the extraordinary purity, vibrancy and beauty that define the sound of New York Polyphony.

Reserved Seating by Section: $35, $30, $25, $20, $10 from Friends of Cathedral Music.

Choral Evensong
Cathedral Nave
February 08, 2015

3:00 pm

Choral Evensong is a service of beauty and reflection.

It's also a perfect way to end the day and prepare for the work week.

Come and join us for this lovely time of music and worship.

Fridays in Lent
February 27, 2015 - March 27, 2015

7:00 pm each Friday evening

Tickets are $20/adult, $10/student available from FCM (except March 13)

February 27 David Felberg, solo violin

March 6 Megan and James Holland with special guest, Kim Fredenburgh.

March 13 Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico - James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah.
Reserved Seating by Section: $35, $30, $25, $20, $10. Tickets available at

March 20 Jeremy Mayne, solo guitar

March 27 Maxine Thévenot, organ - Bach’s Orgelbüchlein Chorales and other significant organ works.

The 2015 Lenten Series is generously sponsored by Carol Tucker Trelease in memory of the Right Rev. Richard M. Trelease, whose passion for outreach in our community inspired the continuation of this series

Palm Sunday
Cathedral Nave
March 29, 2015

Join us on Palm Sunday for the Celebration of Jesus entry into Jerusalem and preparations for Holy Week.

8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:00am Procession & Sung Eucharist, Rite II
Sung by the Cathedral Choir and Choristers

11:00am Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Sung by the Cathedral Choir

Holy Week 2015
March 31, 2015 - April 04, 2015

Join the Cathedral members, clergy, and choir at one or more of these services during Holy Week

Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00am Chrism Mass

Wednesday, April 1
at 7:00pm Tenebrae

Thursday, April 2 at 7:00pm Maundy Thursday

Friday, April 3 at 7:00pm Good Friday

Saturday, April 4 at 9:30pm Holy Saturday Vigil

Easter Sunday
Cathedral Nave
April 05, 2015

There are 3 services on Easter Sunday

8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:00am Sung Eucharist, Rite II
Sung by the Cathedral Choir and Choristers

11:00am Festival Eucharist, Rite II
Sung by the Cathedral Choir

Breaking Brass with Organist Maxine Thevenot
Cathedral Nave
April 19, 2015


Breaking Brass with organist Maxine Thévenot

A sixty-minute program of stunning brass and organ repertoire in the Cathedral Nave.

General Seating: $20 Adults, $10 Students with valid ID
For tickets, visit

Ascension Sunday Cathedral Commission Premiere
Cathedral Nave
May 17, 2015

11:00am service

The Friends of Cathedral Music 2015 Commission Premiere, sponsored by Dr. David and Ann Stinchcomb, with Composer in Residence Stephanie Martin.

Canadian composer and conductor Stephanie Martin is associate professor of music at York University, Toronto, artistic director of the Pax Christi Chorale, and director of Schola Magdalena, a women’s ensemble specializing in the performance of chant and medieval polyphony.

Stephanie Martin is widely recognized as an accomplished composer of works for both voices and instruments, and has won numerous awards. She is commissioned internationally and her music is performed worldwide.
Ms. Martin will speak at the Dean’s forum, following the service.


Cathedral Choirs in Concert
Cathedral Nave
May 31, 2015


Our Cathedral Choirs are recognized as amongst the finest ensembles of their type in the Southwest. Their internationally distributed recordings have received glowing reviews here and across the pond, and their national and international tours have taken them to venues including Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Winchester Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral and York Minster, as well as Washington National Cathedral, and St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, both in New York City.

In their end-of-season concert, the Cathedral Choirs present a program of favorite repertoire for choirs and organ, with Director of Cathedral Music Maxine Thévenot and Assistant Organist-Choir Director Edmund Connolly.

Freewill Offering.

Organ Concert by Richard Elliott
Cathedral Nave
June 07, 2015


Richard Elliott is principal organist of the Mormon Tabernacle, and gives recitals around the country.

Come and enjoy the sound of the Cathedral’s magnificent Reuter organ, played by one of this country’s most prominent performers.

General Seating: $20 Adults, $10 Students with valid ID available at Friends of Cathedral Music.