The Cathedral Choir

This choir of 40–50 skilled volunteers sings most Sunday mornings at the 11 a.m. service, in addition to a wide range of festival services, and rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings between September and early June. Its repertoire spans over eight centuries of the finest liturgical music, from Gregorian chant to world premiere compositions. Admission to this group is by audition.

Contact Michael Kleinschmidt:

The Evensong Choir

This ensemble consists of advanced Choristers and members of the Schola of the Choir School, plus 12–20 auditioned adult singers. They offer Choral Evensong in the English Cathedral tradition on the first Sunday of the month at 4:30 p.m. (October through June) and sing occasional special liturgies at Christmas and in Holy Week. In the summers of 2018 and 2022, this choir served as Choir in Residence for a week each in Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London, and Chichester, Ely, and Bristol Cathedrals. Note: The adult singers of the Evensong Choir are required to also be members of Saint Mark’s Cathedral Choir or Compline Choir or be professionally engaged as singers or directors in other churches on Sunday mornings.

Contact Michael Kleinschmidt:

The Compline Choir

Since 1956, The Compline Choir, has sought to express musically a concern for the nurture and care of the soul. The Compline Choir sings the office for which it is named every Sunday at 9:30 p.m. In addition, the Choir records sacred music for men’s voices, promotes musical forms of worship, and ministers to the spiritual needs of the community. Membership is by audition only.

Contact Jason Anderson:

The Women's Compline Choir

The Women's Compline Choir, founded in 2019, gathers to chant the office of Compline several times each year, usually in the summer months. Membership is by audition.

To schedule an audition, contact the director of the Women's Compline Choir, Rebekah Gilmore:

Saint Mark's Music Series

Saint Mark's presents two music series each year, a main concert series of 6-7 concerts exploring sacred music for organ, chorus, and chamber music in St. Mark's nave and Thomsen chapel, and Organ by Night, featuring a short performance on the Flentrop organ each third Sunday of the month after Compline.

Contact Laura Loge:

Saint Mark's Singers

This is a group of 20–30 dedicated singers who provide music for the 9 a.m. service on Sundays, September through mid-June. The choir rehearses on two consecutive Wednesday evenings per month, and on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. Their repertory ranges from Mozart to more contemporary styles including gospel and folksong. All who love to sing and want to learn more about liturgical music are welcome to join the choir. While no formal audition is required, a brief meeting with the Canon for Cathedral Music is required for admission to this group.

Contact Michael Kleinschmidt:

Choir School

The choristers of the Saint Mark’s Choir School (K-12) aspire to learn, to lead and to inspire through their work as liturgical ministers. The curriculum emphasizes well-rounded musicianship and lifelong growth in music and faith; music theory along with vocal and ear training; and ministry through liturgical leadership and community service. No audition is required for children, ages 5-13 to participate in the Choir School. Changed voice boys and high school singers new to the program are asked to attend a meet and greet with Ms. Gilmore prior to admission into the high school Schola.
Contact Rebekah Gilmore:


Peter R. Hallock Institute

The Peter R. Hallock Institute, a diocesan ministry, oversees an archive of the music, papers, and ephemera of Peter R. Hallock and manages the assets of the Institute. The Institute creates editions of Hallock’s unpublished works; advocates, publicizes, and broadens the audience for Hallock’s music; and presents workshops and educational symposia focused on Hallock’s music and liturgical innovations, including The Compline Choir.

Contact Dr. Jason Anderson: