Music


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 between July 2 to 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 […]

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’ […]

On not singing the Lord’s song



On not singing the Lord’s song

On not singing the Lord’s song – Anglican Journal It was the story of a community choir rehearsal in Mount Vernon, Washington, that sent shockwaves through the choral community. Sixty-one members of the choir met for their rehearsal on March 10, 2020, as they had every Tuesday: one of the choristers had experienced cold-like symptoms […]

Anglican Cathedral Musician Opportunity



Anglican Cathedral Musician Opportunity

Christ Church Cathedral, in the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton, is seeking an experienced half-time Director of Music to continue its program facilitating a balance of vibrant traditional and contemporary Anglican worship. As the Cathedral is a centre of excellence in the musical arts in the community of Fredericton, New Brunswick, an RCCO level five or […]

In Memoriam – David Drinkell



In Memoriam – David Drinkell

The church family at Christ Church Cathedral continues to mourn the death of organist and director music David Drinkell. Notes of sympathy and condolences, literally from all over the world, continue to flow in. David was very well known and regarded in the music community. Among the communications are those from Brunswick Street Baptist Church, […]

Music Monthly – September 2019



Music Monthly – September 2019

1 September 2019 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) Cantate Domino – Pitoni Missa Secunda – Hassler Psalm 81:1, 10-16 O sing joyfully – Batten 631, 319, 10, 60, 306 Homage to Perotin – Roberts 8 September 2019 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 10.30: Eucharist on the Green (BAS) Fredericton Missa Brevis […]