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Christmas at the Cathedral of the Madeline

By December 16, 2009

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Attending Christmas Eve Mass at midnight in Salt Lake's beautiful Cathedral of the Madeline has become a beloved tradition for many Utah families. This season, in addition to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services, the Cathedral Choir will present carol services Dec. 18, 21 and 22. Christmas events at the cathedral are popular, so it's advisable to get seating passes in advance by calling 801-994-4663 or 801-328-8941, or by visiting cathedral offices in person.

Here's the schedule of musical Christmas services at the Cathedral of the Madeline:

  • Friday, Dec. 18 and Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 12:15 p.m. - "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten
  • Monday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22 at  8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. - "Christmas Carol Services: Music of Morales, Sweelinck and Grier"
  • Thursday, Dec. 24 -  Midnight Mass with the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra
  • Friday, Dec. 25 - 10 a.m. Mass with the Cathedral Treble Choir,  Noon Mass with the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra, 3 p.m. Mass in Spanish with the Cathedral Spanish Choir, 5 p.m. Vespers and Benediction with the Cathedral Choir

Photo courtesy of the Cathedral of the Madeline

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