Music is an integral part of worship at St. Paul's Cathedral. Music of the Anglican tradition spans the ages from the Renaissance and Tudor masters to today’s most innovative composers. The beauty of the finest sacred choral and organ music in the cathedral setting enriches worship and provides inspiration for all who enter the Cathedral whether as a first-time visitor or long-time member.
The Music Department is under the direction of the Canon for Music, Martin Green (Organist & Choirmaster) and the Sub-Organist & Assistant Choirmaster, Gabriel Arregui.
The Choral Music program is wide ranging and consists of the Cathedral Choir (adults, mixed voices), the Cathedral Choristers (boys and men), the St Cecilia Choir (girls and men) and the Cathedral Schola (an auxiliary group to the Cathedral Choir).
For more information on the choirs, click here.
The Cathedral's organ has the longest history of any in San Diego. In 2012 it was completely rebuilt by Quimby Pipe Organs. It contains nearly 5000 pipes and is considered one of the finest instruments in the area. Free organ recitals are offered every Tuesday at 12:30pm and following 5pm Choral Evensong on the first Sunday of the month.
Our Organ Scholar program provides education and support for young organists and is open to area organ students in or entering High School or College.
The entire music department is supported by “Friends of Music”. For decades contributions from Friends of Music members have enabled the music department to enhance our program, especially for our boy and girl choristers by providing scholarships, helping with concert expenses, and many other items.
For more information on Friends of Music, click here.