The Friends of the Choir
Founded by long-time Director of Music, Dr. Lloyd Cast, The Friends of The Choir of The Cathedral of All Saints is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide financial, logistical, and administrative support primarily to The Choir of Men and Boys as well as to other choral ensembles across the United States and abroad. Each year, The Friends provide partial and in some cases full scholarships to all choristers who attend the Royal School of Church Music’s annual Training Course for Boys in Montreal. The Friends provide funding for the choir’s publicity, sponsor concerts, fund a variety of visiting artists and conductors, assist with chorister recruitment, and provide support for choir travel. The Friend’s membership roster contains many individuals, families and businesses who give of their time and money to support this unique choral tradition.
In addition to their support of the choir, The Friends of the Choir provide full financial support for The Lloyd Cast Organ Fellowship, a two-year full-time residency for a deserving young musician. This Fellowship, named for The Cathedrals’ long-serving Director of Music, is unique in the country in its support for emerging organists. The inaugural Lloyd Cast Organ Fellow, Robert Richter, a graduate of Oberlin College, served from 2007-2009 and went on to become Assistant Music Director at St. Pauls’ Church in Indianapolis. The 2010-2012 Lloyd Cast Organ Fellow, Graham Schultz, recently completed his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a pupil of Todd Wilson.
The Friends of the Choir of the Cathedral of All Saints is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the growth and development of The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys.
Your tax deductible membership will help the Friends continue their support of this unique program. You will receive periodic emails from The Friends of the Choir with information about special music events and up to date news and information about the choir.
Please consider joining us today!
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“The performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at The Cathedral of All Saints in Albany was one of shining glory…
“…a soaring brilliant dynamic sound and perfect tempos to this great work…”
“…it soared forth with ravishing expression into the lovely acoustics and beautiful ambience of the Cathedral.”
This recording is available as a 2-CD set with a 32 page liner-note booklet from cdbaby.com or as a digital download through iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital music distributors, or you may purchase it at The Cathedral BookStall.