If you have additional questions regarding music or additional musicians that aren’t answered here, please contact the Director of Music by email or at 614-241-2526.

Additional Musicians

The organist and cantor for your wedding are provided as part of your fee to the cathedral. Many couples chose to add a trumpet player for an additional fee, but other options are also available. Like our resident organists and cantors, these additional musicians are all active players and regularly work with the cathedral throughout the year. Please note that scheduling ensembles like the Cathedral Brass or Schola is subject to availability of the musicians.

Trumpet ($175) – As you will hear in many of the audio examples, much of our wedding repertoire is made for a combination of organ and trumpet–it’s a great way to add a little extra flourish to your wedding that will go a long way.

Cathedral Brass (Approximately $800, exact fee TBD based on needs) – A brass quintet, like you might typically hear at the cathedral on Christmas or Easter. Tympani may be added to this as well.

Cathedral Schola (an ensemble comprised of professional singers from the Cathedral Choir)

Standard choral repertoire performed by Cathedral Schola (Prelude, Offertory, and/or Communion):
Come, Let Us Rejoice – John Amner
Here, O My Lord – Alan Viner
Ubi caritas – Maurice Duruflé
Ave verum corpus – William Byrd

Guest Soloists / Outside Musicians

Guest performers, such as a singer, harp player or other instrumental soloist who are not regular members of the cathedral music program must pass an audition prior to performing at wedding. Saint Joseph Cathedral is known for a high standard of music and liturgy, and part of maintaining that reputation means we must ensure the quality of any performers associated with our program. If you have a guest artist that you’d like to perform at your wedding, they must schedule an audition with the Cathedral Director of Music at least one month prior to my wedding date.  The Director of Music reserves the right to refuse any outside soloist if such person is not considered musically fit for playing/singing at the cathedral.

Special Repertoire Requests

We are happy to try and accommodate special repertoire requests, but these will typically come with an additional fee for the organist (if it’s a piece that requires extra preparation). Likewise, special requests for choral music may require additional rehearsal time for the ensemble. Several weeks of advance notice are required to prepare special requests.

Please note that the following pieces are not in the cathedral wedding music repertoire and if requested will not be considered:
  • Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
  • Wedding March from Lohengrin – Richard Wagner (commonly known as “Here comes the bride…”
  • Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Felix Mendelssohn