Cathedral Music Ministry

Over the past month, you may have recognized the face of a new Music Minister assisting at and visiting parishes in the Omaha Archdiocese, including the Cathedral.  Michael J. Emmerich is the new Associate Director of Archdiocesan Music / Rural Music Minister.  Michael joins the Archdiocese in a new, unique role, primarily providing formation and resources for musicians, parishes, priests and deacons.  He is also a practicing musician –cantor, choral musician, organist and pianist, and will be providing opportunities for musicians to grow in their ministry, spirituality and musical skills.  He will have offices both in the Saint Cecilia Institute for Sacred Liturgy, Music, and the Arts on the Cathedral Campus and will also be setting up ministry resource centers in the rural parts of the Archdiocese. 

 

Musicians in the Archdiocese will have opportunities to meet Michael at two upcoming events – one rural and one urban.  All musicians are invited to attend one of the events to gather for Vespers, fellowship, and an exploration of resources offered by the NPM – National Association of Pastoral Musicians. 

 

Monday, January 22 at Immaculata Convent in Norfolk at 6:30 pm

                   300 N 18th Street

                   Norfolk, NE  68701

Tuesday, January 23 at Christ the King Parish at 6:30 pm

                   654 S 86th Street

                   Omaha, NE  68114

 

The agenda for both evenings is the same:

          6:30 pm Gather

          6:45 pm Vespers

          7:15 pm Reception – Meet and greet – Discussion of NPM                  

 

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 CONCERT: I THE SIREN

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:00 pm

No cost. Free will offerings accepted.

SAINT CECILIA CATHEDRAL

701 NORTH 40TH STREET

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The only ensemble of its kind, I the Siren continues to redefine chamber music performance art. Its evocative name is inspired by the alluring mythological creatures, with each Siren member channeling their mythical, alluring, and irresistible sound. The collective brings a depth of experience, enabling an explorative musical style, and the forging of a new career model.

 

Only a handful of compositions exist for our unique ensemble, and as a result, the collaborative actively records, arranges and commissions repertoire. Most recently, the trio premiered a set of three songs by New York based composer Martin Hennessy, juxtaposed with an arrangement of Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91 by Johannes Brahms (mezzosoprano, English horn and piano). Others premieres include, Anthony D’Onofrio’s Postcards, featuring poems of Nebraska poet-laureate, Ted Kooser, and Jodi Goble’s Eurydice (by H.D.) at Iowa State University.

 

Our focus on sacred music includes musical bookends: the work of J.S. Bach, and Johann David Heinichen with to the modern-day compositional work of Alyssa Morris, Assistant Professor of Oboe at Kansas Sate University. Her work Chrysalis, follows the life cycle of a caterpillar, paralleling the spiritual joinery of an individual, spiritual death and affliction, closing with the praise-filled hymn Lasst uns erfreuen, by Friedrich Spee, 1623.

 

 


 

We are pleased to introduce a new publication about the music of the Cathedral!

From the choir to the pews, the church to the school!

Music in the Cathedral is one of our trademark exceptionalities.

We are proud to share the news!!! 

 

Music Newsletters

 

 

Learn more about our wonderful Pasi Organ

 

Listen to "A Faire and Delectable Place" by our choir

  

It is Cathedral Choir's mission to prepare the Sacred Treasury of music and to sing for not only Holy Week and Triduum Liturgies, but for Masses at 9:30 am each week and also with the Archbishop in archdiocesan celebrations. The path of the choir's preparation is structured as formation for lifelong praise of God - including weekly musical, liturgical, and spiritual preparations. 


 

Saint Cecilia Choir and other members of the Rome Pilgrimage November 2016

Pictures 

 


Saint Cecilia Institute for Sacred Liturgy, Music and the Arts

3900 Webster Street

Omaha, Nebraska 68131

 

 

Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer 

Director of Archdiocesan and Cathedral Music Ministries - Cathedral Organist 

Archdiocese of Omaha and Saint Cecilia Cathedral

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Archdiocesan Youth Choir

Karen Johnson 

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Katherine Turner

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Administrative Assistant

Krystal Peteler

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Cathedral Music Ministry

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