The culmination of the choir school is the Honor Choir, a select group of students from grades 3-8 who rehearse twice a week and sing regularly for school and cathedral function, in addition to choir festivals and performances elsewhere. The choir has sung throughout Northern California, including eight Missions, and recently participated in a Mass with the Sistine Chapel Choir at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome (January 2016). There are presently 51 choir members, 22 of whom receive choir scholarships to aid with school tuition.
Regina caeli (Aichinger)
God So Loved the World (Stainer)
Dios te salve (Mission Santa Barbara Choir Book)
Kyrie, Missa en sol (Sancho)
Esta es cena (Pascual)
Poor Man Lazrus (Hairston)
Subject to change with sufficient notice. Performances, at the cathedral, unless indicated differently:
August 22 Wed 5th-8th grade girls and 7th grade, placement auditions 29Wed3 pm first full choir practice (grades 3 - 8) September 5 Wed 7:30 am first chamber choir practice 16Sun8:30 am rehearsal and 9:00 am Mass, boys only 29Satoptional event: 11:30 am rehearsal and noon Blessing of the Animals; everyone who attends will receive 2 extra points, and if you bring a pet, 2 more 30Sun10:20 am rehearsal and 11:00 am Mass, full choir
October 6Sat9:00 am rehearsal and 10:00 am Rosary Rally Mass, chamber choir only, until 11:30 am 14Sun8:30 am rehearsal and 9:00 am Mass, girls only 28Sun10:20 am rehearsal and 11:00 am Mass, full choir
November 1Thu12:10 pm Mass with Archbishop Cordileone, chamber choir only 11 Sun 8:30 am rehearsal and 9:00 am Mass, chamber choir only 17 Sat 4:30 pm rehearsal and 5:30 pm Mass, chamber choir only 21+22 W/Th no rehearsals 25Sun10:20 am rehearsal and 11:00 am Mass, full choir
December 1Sat4:00 pm rehearsal, 5:00 pm Mass, 6:00 pm concert, Star of the Sea Church, Sausalito, chamber choir only 6Thuchamber choir to sing at CCCYO Lessons and Carols at St. Dominic's with Archbishop Cordileone 9Sun6:30 pm rehearsal and 7:30 pm Cookies and Carols, full choir 11Tue7th graders only: 5:00 pm meet at St. Anne's Home, 300 Lake St (at 4th Ave), 5:30 pm caroling, 6:15 pm dismissal. Seasonal clothing or uniforms. 16Sun8:30 am rehearsal and 9:00 am Mass, boys only 24Mon4:30 pm rehearsal, 5:00 pm carols concert, 5:30 pm Christmas Eve Mass, until 7:00 pm 26/27W/Thno rehearsals
January 2/3W/Thno rehearsals 5Sat10:00 am to 11:00 am dress rehearsal for Lessons and Carols at the cathedral 6Sun3:00 pm rehearsal and 4:00 pm Epiphany Lessons and Carols, followed by choir family supper 13Sun8:30 am rehearsal and 9:00 am Mass, girls only 26Sat8:30 am rehearsal and 9:30 am Walk for Life Mass, chamber choir only 27Sun10:20 am rehearsal and 11:00 am Mass, full choir
February 10Sun 8:30 am rehearsal and 9:00 am Mass, boys only 24Sun 10:20 am rehearsal and 11:00 am Mass, full choir
March 10Sun3:00 pm rehearsal and 4:00 pm Rite of Election with Archbishop, chamber choir only 17Sun 8:30 am rehearsal and 9:00 am Mass, girls only 21Thu Archdiocesan Choral Festival, full choir 30 Sat4:30 pm rehearsal and 5:30 pm Alemany Awards Mass with Archbishop, chamber choir only 31Sun10:20 am rehearsal and 11:00 am Mass, full choir
April 13Sat4:30 pm rehearsal and 5:30 pm procession and Palm Saturday Mass, until 7:00 pm, full choir 19Fri 12:30 pm rehearsal and 1:00 pm Stations of the Cross, full choir 21Sun10:20 am rehearsal and 11:00 am Easter Sunday Mass, full choir 24/25W/Thno rehearsals
May 12Sun8:30 am rehearsal and 9:00 am Mass, chamber choir only 19Sun3:00 pm rehearsal and 4:00 pm Spring Concert, followed by choir family supper, full choir 26Sun 10:20 am rehearsal and 11:00 am Mass, full choir
June 3Montentative choir trip to Santa Cruz
Beginning August 29, 2018
Full Choir (3rd through 8th grade only): Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
3rd and 4th grades: Thursdays from 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm (music room)
5th through 8th grades: Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (auditorium)
Chamber Choir: Wednesdays 7:30 am to 7:55 am (starting 9/5/18)
If your child is absent from school or leaves during the school day, you do not need to contact Dr. Tietze.
If your child is at school but cannot attend rehearsal for any reason, please phone Dr. Tietze at (415) 567-2020 ext 213, leave him a note in his school mailbox, or contact him on the St. Brigid’s portal.
Children who are more than 5 minutes late for rehearsal at school must get a note from a teacher.
Any children who are absent without notification will be marked unexcused. Three unexcused absences will result in expulsion from the choir.
All scheduled performances are mandatory, including those during school holidays. For all performances we need to receive prior notification for any absences and the reason for the absence; the only valid excuses are illness or serious family commitments (the same criteria as for school absences). Allowance is also made for participation in important sports games (play-off games, or when the absence of the student will cause the student's team to forfeit a game).