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St. John’s welcomes a variety of visiting choirs and music groups. Contact us to find out how we can collaborate together.

When the Choir of St. John’s Cathedral is on leave, visiting choirs are welcomed, upholding the Cathedral’s pattern of choral services. This is an important aspect of worship at St. John’s Cathedral, and choirs are received at the invitation of the Canon for Music & Cathedral Arts, as well as via online application.

Many non-professional choirs have come to sing at St. John’s—including those representing parish churches, schools, colleges, and community choirs from around the world.

Visiting Choirs for Services

The Cathedral Choir is the mainstay of our liturgical life.  However, during the Summer hiatus, visiting choirs allow us to continue to offer this sung pattern of worship central to our mission. We recognize that this is a major undertaking for many choirs, and we are grateful for the time and effort that goes into the planning and preparation.

Choirs who wish to sing in the Cathedral must demonstrate their ability to lead this act of worship with a high degree of musical competence and liturgical awareness. We expect that the psalms, responses, and hymns are given the same emphasis as the canticles and anthem; that choirs will come prepared to lead the spoken as well as the sung parts of the service.

Interested parties should contact the Canon for Music & Cathedral Arts, at

St. John’s as Performance Space for Visiting Musicians

Individual musicians and ensembles that would like to offer concerts or recitals outside of the liturgical services of St. John’s are most welcome to contact the Cathedral Administrator at to arrange booking and rental fees.

Due to COVID-19, St. John’s Cathedral is not currently accepting applications from visiting musicians.

If you would like to be informed of the release of future dates, please contact to be added to the mailing list.

We very much look forward to welcoming you here to St. John’s Cathedral, and value enormously your contribution to the life and work of our community, which represents faith in the heart of Los Angeles.

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