The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys was established in 1867. The primary purpose of the choir is to provide musical leadership for the 11:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist each Sunday. The boys also sing a service of Evensong on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. from October through May. The choir has traveled to Great Britain many times, and has sung daily services in residence at Durham Cathedral; St. Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh; Gloucester Cathedral; St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Winchester Cathedral; York Minster; and Westminster Abbey, among others. At home they convey the glories of the Anglican and American Episcopal choral tradition not only on Sunday mornings but also in their annual performances of Handel’s Messiah with the NYS Baroque orchestra, the Albright-Knox Christmas Concert, and the popular Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols by candlelight. Membership in the choir is open to boys with unchanged voices beginning at age 8, regardless of religious background or prior musical experience, and to teenage graduates of the treble section and gentlemen with demonstrated vocal ability. The boys rehearse twice weekly during the course of the school year; the men join them on Thursdays. The primary duty of the St. Paul’s Cathedral Girls’ Choir is to provide musical leadership for the 9:00 a.m. Rite II Eucharist on Sundays and a service of Evensong on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. from October through May. Membership in the choir is open to girls aged 8–18 regardless of religious background or prior musical experience. The girls rehearse twice weekly during the academic year. The Girls have traveled to Britain three times, most recently in the summer of 1998, when they were privileged to sing a concert for the Lambeth Conference, the gathering of the bishops of the Anglican Communion worldwide at Canterbury. The Girls have sung in residence at Westminster Abbey, St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Durham Cathedral, Bath Abbey, and St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. The Girls’ Choir has recorded two other compact discs for the Pro Organo label, The Beauty of holiness (Pro Organo cat CD7087, released 1998) and Ex ore innocentium (Pro Organo cat CD7076, released 1995) which feature gems of the treble-voice repertoire (anthems, motets, canticles and mass settings) by twentieth-century composers. In addition to their liturgical duties, The St. Paul’s Cathedral Choirs are regularly invited to perform with other Western New York musical organizations, such collaborations having included the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ars Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra. They have sung Christmas Pops Concerts under the direction of Doc Severinsen; and they have joined forces to perform the great settings of the Requiem by Fauré, Duruflé, Howells, Mozart, and Victoria. You may read more about St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo on the worldwide web at www.stpaulscathedral.org.