One cannot find anything more religious and more joyful in sacred celebrations than a whole congregation expressing its faith and devotion in song. (Instruction on Music in the Liturgy, Musicam Sacram 16)
Music is an integral part of liturgical and parish life at Saint Basil’s. In any given week, there are several music-accompanied liturgies, ranging from Lauds to weekday and weekend Masses. Indeed, this is a testament to the parish’s commitment to music for the greater glory of God.
The ministry of music belongs first of all to the assembly, as an outward expression of full, active, and conscious participation in the liturgy. In this, the assembly is guided and accompanied by cantors, choirs, and instrumentalists.
However, music at Saint Basil’s is not restricted to the enhancement of liturgy. The parish serves as a place of spiritual fulfillment through concerts as well. As the focal point of musical life on campus, Saint Basil’s is home to several concerts throughout the year held in collaboration with the University of Saint Michael’s College and the Faculty of Music.