The Christ Church Cathedral Choir was formed in 1883 and has since earned an international reputation for musical excellence. The choir was originally comprised of men and boys and was named “The Christ Church Choir of Men and Boys.” In addition to singing at church services, the choir presents an annual concert series atand makes regular appearances with the
The choir has made several tours of Great Britain and Europe, appearing at St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London, St. Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh, the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It is the only fully professional church choir in Indianapolis and annually auditions children from around Indianapolis, accepting between five and seven as probationers. Most of these young singers become full choir members after three to six months of training and usually leave the choir when their voices change.
In response to its growing Latinx congregation, the cathedral established the Coro Latinoamericano in 2000 and leads music at weekly Spanish-language services on Sunday afternoons. Around the same time, the cathedral choirs began including women and dropped “of Men and Boys” from its moniker. Both choirs provide music in the Anglican choral tradition during worship services on Sundays and Evensong on Thursdays. The choirs have produced several recordings of various pieces.