Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral is proud of its living tradition of quality liturgical music, both classical and contemporary.  Saint Mary’s Choral Society, a mixed adult Choir, was replaced in 1903 by the Palestrina Choir which continues as the main choir in residence of the Pro-Cathedral.  In the wake of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) an increased emphasis on congregational singing saw the introduction of Cantors in the liturgical life of the Pro-Cathedral.  Initially this role was undertaken by priests of the parish but for some time now has been fulfilled mainly by lay Cantors.   A contemporary liturgical music group Pro Nuova was formed in October 2004.  Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girls’ Choir is the latest addition to the Pro-Cathedral’s music groupings having been inaugurated in May 2009.

MUSIC  PERSONNEL

PALESTRINA CHOIR

Ms. Blanaid Murphy            Director

Ms. Germaine Carlos           Manager

ORGAN

Mr. David Grealy                   Organist

PRO NUOVA MUSIC GROUP                                                                pronuova@gmail.com

Dr. Sharon Lyons              Director                                                    sharlyons@gmail.com