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

Professor Gerard Gillen       Titular  Organist

Mr. Robbie Carroll              Organ Scholar

PRO NUOVA MUSIC GROUP                                                                pronuova@gmail.com

Dr. Sharon Lyons              Director                                                    sharlyons@gmail.com