Weekly Update | February 12, 2023

Embracing Black History Month | Christopher G. Gravis, D.M.A., Canon for Music & Cathedral Arts

St. John's Cathedral proudly celebrates a long history of Black African-American and Caribbean identity here in Los Angeles. It is especially fitting that we embrace Black History month as a spiritual community. Part of the way we express that identity every year in February is through our music.

You will hear organ and choral music by Black composers, arrangers, and sources throughout the month of February. You’ll hear a variety of Black musical styles, from historical Negro spirituals, to Gospel, to Jazz elements. And you’ll be invited to join in the singing of hymns from our Black Episcopal tradition, of which there are several important resources.