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.
Ms. Blanaid Murphy Director
Ms. Germaine Carlos Manager
Professor Gerard Gillen Titular Organist
Mr. Robbie Carroll Organ Scholar
PRO NUOVA MUSIC GROUP email@example.com
Dr. Sharon Lyons Director firstname.lastname@example.org