Music


Sing a New Creation



Sing a New Creation

New hymn compilation awaits Anglican voices – Anglican Journal Anglicans in Canada and around the world may find themselves singing some new hymns this spring. As this article was being written, Sing a New Creation, a supplement to the 1998 hymnal Common Praise, was set to be released- and was said to be already attracting […]

Spring Concerts in the Cathedral



Spring Concerts in the Cathedral

Spring is returning to Fredericton, and concerts are returning to the Cathedral! Known for its wonderful acoustics, Christ Church Cathedral is considered an excellent venue for musical performances. This spring, we are pleased to be the host venue for a number of concerts featuring local musicians. 09 April, 2022 — The Fredericton Symphony Orchestra invites […]

2021 ADVENT-ures



2021 ADVENT-ures

Listen to Kurt Schmidt speak on Sunday, 28 November 2021 about the 2021 ADVENT-ures. Happy New Year! — The new Church year is upon us!  Why not add something to your devotional life to mark a fresh start? Choose from the following list of diverse opportunities on the Advent weekdays to deepen your prayer or […]

What is reverential capitalization?



What is reverential capitalization?

Someone has asked: What is reverential capitalization? Reverential capitalization refers to the practice of capitalizing words referring to the Divine in religious texts. Wikipedia defines it as “capitalizing religious words that refer to deities or divine beings in cases where the words would not otherwise have been capitalized.” Interestingly, it was very popular in the […]

New Brunswick Summer Music Festival



New Brunswick Summer Music Festival

The New Brunswick Summer Music Festival is coming to Christ Church Cathedral. The annual classical music festival will host its main series, four evening concerts between 11-14 August, inside the Cathedral. The festival, now in its 28th year, will run over a two-week period and include a variety of musical events, such as concerts, educational […]

2021 Summer Recital Series



2021 Summer Recital Series

Music at the Cathedral is back! The Summer Recital Series returns with nine noontime concerts, concerts, held each Friday until August 27. Join us inside historic Christ Church Cathedral as we present a series of concerts featuring cello, viola, bassoon, organ, guitar and vocalists. View the poster. Cathedral Director of Music, Thomas Gonder, is excited […]

The Joy of Music



The Joy of Music

Throughout the pandemic, Christ Church Cathedral has been able to safely host a variety of musical performances, both public and private, under its COVID-19 operational plan. After months of small groups of singers and no corporate singing, it is a blessing to hear voices lifted high in worship once again. Under the current Yellow Phase […]

I’m told I can’t sing



I’m told I can’t sing

For many of us one of the significant losses during necessary safety restrictions during the current pandemic is singing. At the Cathedral, we’re fortunate that we’ve been able to strike a safe balance so as to have music continue to be a part of worship even though we’ve not been singing as congregations since last […]

Happy anniversary, Thomas!



Happy anniversary, Thomas!

This January, Cathedral Organist and Director of Music Thomas Gonder is celebrating the one year anniversary of his arrival in Fredericton. As we reflect on the blessing of his music ministry during this most unusual year, we thought it appropriate to look back on this interview originally published in the NB Anglican shortly after Thomas’ […]