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 at Christ Church Cathedral and makes regular appearances with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

The album title "Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols & Medieval Chants and Carols" is above a picture of four children in dressed in choir robes and holding hymnals. At the bottom is "The Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Indianapolis".
The Christ Church Cathedral Choir, album cover, 1999 Credit: Fair use View Source

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.

Revised February 2021

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