Sacred Music

Providing music for nearly 700 liturgical services and archdiocesan events each year, the cathedral’s music program has a commitment to excellence under the direction of a professional music staff and an outstanding cathedral choir.

The cathedral’s pipe organ can be heard daily at services and special events throughout the year.

The cathedral is also the sponsor of Great Music in a Great Space, an offering of occasional concerts presented by nationally and internationally acclaimed performing artists as well as outstanding local performing ensembles, serving a greater outreach to the wider Cincinnati musical community.

About Our Choir

The Choir of Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral provides musical leadership primarily at the 11:00 Sunday Mass (mid September through mid June), Christmas and Holy Week and at special archdiocesan events.

The choir, made up of some 18 – 24 professional singers, provides a wide range of liturgical choral music of all periods of the church’s tradition from Gregorian chant through the 21st century. The choir also sings an annual Advent Service of Lessons and Carols on the first Sunday of Advent and the Tenebrae service the Wednesday evening of Holy Week.

Concerts are presented each year often with orchestra as part of the Great Music in a Great Space. Membership in the cathedral choir is open to trained singers through audition.

Contact the cathedral music director for audition requirements.

Our Organs

Explore the rich history of music at the Cathedral through a comprehensive overview of its organs.

Liturgy Guides

March 24 - Palm Sunday

March 17 - Fifth Sunday of Lent

March 10 - Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 3 - Third Sunday of Lent

February 25 - Second Sunday of Lent

February 18 - First Sunday of Lent

February 11 - 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 4 - 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 28 - 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 21 - 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 14 - 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 13 - Consecration to a Life of Virginity

January 7 - The Epiphany of the Lord

December 31 - The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

December 24 - Mass at Night (10:00 p.m.)

December 24 - 3pm Mass

December 24 - 4th Sunday of Advent

December 17 - 3rd Sunday of Advent

December 10 - 2nd Sunday of Advent

December 3 - 1st Sunday of Advent