Purpose

Under the direction of Dr. Rick Lopez, this select chorus of 60+ voices from all over the Archdiocese, provides music for core liturgical events at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart such as ordinations, the annual Chrism Mass and other Archdiocesan Liturgies celebrated by Cardinal Dinardo.  The Archdiocesan Choir provides liturgical music in the celebration of the designated Archdiocesan liturgies serving as a model liturgical choir for the parishes of the Archdiocese.  The Archdiocesan Choir has developed into one of the premier choral ensembles within the region.

Membership

Choir membership is open to all adult Catholics of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston who have reached their eighteenth birthday and who commit to regular attendance at rehearsals and liturgies. 

Members are selected based upon their musical knowledge and vocal abilities. Choir members will have at least an average good choral voice being able to match pitch and blend well with other voices. It is strongly preferred though not required that they possess music reading ability.

Season Highlights

 * Fall Concert - In Memoria - November 22, 2020

Since 2009, the Archdiocesan Choir of Galveston-Houston has offered a sacred music concert the Sunday afternoon nearest the Feast of St. Cecilia (November 22), the patron saint of musicians.  Each year, the concert gives honor to persons or events that are significant in the life of the Church.

* Ordinations

  • Permanent Diaconate Ordination Mass
  • Transitional Diaconate Ordination Mass
  • Presbyteral Ordination Mass

* Annual Archdiocesan Chrism Mass

* Archdiocesan Jubilee Masses

  • 25th Wedding Anniversaries of Marriage
  • 50th Wedding Anniversaries of Marriage