Music


Cathedral Organ Scholar



Cathedral Organ Scholar

A message from Thomas Gonder, Cathedral Organist and Director of Music: “I am thoroughly delighted to announce that upon approval of The Dean, I have appointed Christian Vanicek Organ Scholar to Christ Church Cathedral. Christian just turned sixteen and has been studying with me since late last Summer/Early Autumn. He has progressed at an astonishing […]

Festival brings live music to the Cathedral Green



Festival brings live music to the Cathedral Green

From July 15-17, downtown Fredericton was filled with the sound of music from the Sweltering Songs music festival. Christ Church Cathedral was pleased to be a strategic partner of the festival, permitting use of the ‘Green’, the Cathedral’s waterfront land, for a performance tent. A spin-off initiative of the long-running winter music festival, Shivering Songs, […]

2022 Summer Music Series



2022 Summer Music Series

Our Summer Music Series returns with nine noontime concerts, held each Friday between 01 July and 26 August. Join us inside historic Christ Church Cathedral as we present a series of concerts featuring choral music, soloists, fiddle, guitar, viola, organ and piano. View the poster. Each concert will run from 12:10 – 12:50 p.m. All […]

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 […]