Grace Cathedral Camerata Choir

We are Grace Cathedral's volunteer, mixed-voice choral ensemble. Benjamin Bachmann, Canon Director of Music
Benjamin Bachmann, joined the music staff of Grace Cathedral on August 1, 2005.

He is a native of Akron, Ohio, and received his first organ training there with Robert Quade. Ben was the recipient of the Emilie Spivey Scholarship at Clayton College and State University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he studied with Richard Morris. He was Assistant Organist at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Atlanta, and Associate Director and composer for Impromptu, a civic choir in Atlanta. He recei

Operating as usual

Grace Cathedral Camerata Choir updated their info in the about section. 08/10/2021

Grace Cathedral Camerata Choir updated their info in the about section.

Grace Cathedral Camerata Choir updated their info in the about section.

Grace Cathedral Camerata Choir updated their website address. 08/10/2021

Grace Cathedral Camerata Choir updated their website address.

Grace Cathedral Camerata Choir updated their website address.

The Great Vigil of Easter - April 3, 2021 04/19/2021

The Great Vigil of Easter - April 3, 2021

https://youtu.be/qFWQbQ54S94

The Great Vigil of Easter - April 3, 2021 The Great Three Days, the Triduum, culminates with the Great Vigil of Easter. To “vigil” means to stay awake when we would normally be sleeping, especially t...

Photos from Grace Cathedral Camerata Choir's post 04/02/2021

It was wonderful to sing with Camerata again, if only virtually. Thank you to all who took part in last night’s choir.

04/02/2021

This year’s Maundy Thursday service began with one of my favorite paintings, Christ Washing Peter’s Feet, by Ford Maddox Brown, at the Tate Britain.

This year’s Maundy Thursday service began with one of my favorite paintings, Christ Washing Peter’s Feet, by Ford Maddox Brown, at the Tate Britain.

April 1, 2021: 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service 04/02/2021

April 1, 2021: 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service

Camerata provided the music virtually for this evening’s Maundy Thursday service. Watch on YouTube or the Grace Cathedral website.

https://youtu.be/vaYW--x3GjQ

April 1, 2021: 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service Thank you for joining us, The service will start at 6pm.

10/31/2020

Grace Cathedral Camerata Choir

Seems like ages ago that we gathered to sing evensong.

10/31/2020

Remembering....

07/31/2020

What a delight to see these Camerata singers advertising Thursday Evensong at Grace! Missing all of you these days. Please stay healthy.

wsj.com 06/23/2020

How Exactly Do You Catch Covid-19? There Is a Growing Consensus

Latest on spread methods of the virus. Singing is discussed at some length.

https://www.facebook.com/8304333127/posts/10160056440633128/

wsj.com

06/09/2020

Mendelssohn – Verleih uns Frieden; Grace Cathedral Camerata, dir. Gabriel Fanelli (virtual choir)

Camerata’s first virtual choir effort

https://youtu.be/L2l-s-gkKYY

The text comes from a Martin Luther's German translation of a 6th-century Latin prayer for peace, "Da pacem, Domine". Robert Schumann said about Mendelssohn'...

06/02/2020

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Camerata begins after 1:33:40

The live stream of the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist for the Feast of Pentecost. The Diocese of California gathered to worship together this Sunday. The choral prelude and postlude feature music from choirs across the diocese, and the service includes the diverse voices and languages of our local congregations.

05/31/2020

So good to sing with Camerata again this Pentecost Sunday!

04/12/2020

Happy Easter!
We are very much feeling in community at Grace Cathedral via live feeds and rebroadcasts. Thank you to all of you who make this possible in these days of social distancing. This, too, shall pass.

04/11/2020

The Great Vigil: Online Live Stream - Grace Cathedral

Tonight, Saturday, The Great Vigil will be streamed by Grace Cathedral at 9:00pm. Camerata can be heard as the choir. Service leaflet link found on site below.

https://gracecathedral.org/events/the-great-vigil-online-live-stream-3/

gracecathedral.org The Great Three Days, the Triduum, culminates with the Great Vigil of Easter. To “vigil” means to stay awake when we would normally be sleeping, especially to keep watch or pray — and so the Great Vigil of Easter begins with waiting. We listen by candlelight to the accounts of God’s saving a...

04/01/2020

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#LiveFromHome with Paul Smith and Clare from Apollo5

[03/23/20]   During this time of community wide isolation, look online and on FaceBook for virtual choir opportunities. Gareth Malone is doing a large one, and you know you are in good hands with Gareth. There are others, all aimed toward singing in a virtual group to lift spirits by making music together the best way we know how. Let’s join our voices however we can, and lift our spirits higher together.

mailchi.mp 03/15/2020

List of churches offering remote Sunday services tomorrow & Online liturgy resources

As we all self isolate to protect our communities from the spread of the virus, take a look at the offerings available to worship online:

https://mailchi.mp/diocal/031420?e=4b1f871a7f

mailchi.mp In this time of social distancing and uncertainty, it is important to remember how our faith and community can help us. We are sending out this special edition of DioCal News & Events to highlight where you can tune in to church online tomorrow, as well as offer prayers and liturgy resources for you...

01/27/2020

In the choir room after yesterday’s Evensong, Camerata director Gabriel Fanelli pauses for a photo. Did I say how much we love singing with Gabriel?

01/17/2020

Members of Camerata sang for Glenn Visgitus yesterday at his memorial service. Glenn was a founding member of Camerata. We remember and honor him in song. In this video we are rehearsing prior to the service.

[01/01/20]   Happy New Year as we head into the 2020 decade. May we all make music and touch one another through our song. Join us for Evensong each Sunday at 3pm in the ethereal Chapel of Grace.

12/16/2019

Rehearsing Monteverdi today before the 11:00 service.

12/02/2019

Sermons Archive - Grace Cathedral

Camerata sang the 11:00 Eucharist yesterday, and will do so throughout the remaining Sundays in Advent. Here’s a link to hear the service:

https://gracecathedral.org/sermons/

gracecathedral.org In a conversation this week one of my most striking-looking and closest friends waved a hand around her face and said, “This won’t last forever.” She went on to explain that soon she will not be beautiful and no one will want to have her and she will be alone.

11/28/2019

The Cathedral after dark from the courtyard

11/28/2019

After Evensong in the Cathedral. So much beauty and wonder.

11/28/2019

Contemplation before singing

11/28/2019

Rehearsing before Sunday’s Evensong

11/12/2019

Service of Remembrance two years ago when panels from The Quilt were hanging in the cathedral

11/11/2019

Yesterday’s service of remembrance with Camerata. Beautiful music. And then the poppy petals dropped from on high....

10/21/2019

Thanks to Camerata member Jeremy for this photo taken before processing yesterday.

09/27/2019

Lovely to make music together with Camerata alumni!

09/26/2019
09/26/2019

From our impromptu Evensong on Sunday. Such fun!

09/24/2019
09/24/2019

Never too young to start training as a chorister

Videos (show all)

Members of Camerata sang for Glenn Visgitus yesterday at his memorial service.  Glenn was a founding member of Camerata....
Rehearsing Monteverdi today before the 11:00 service.
Lovely to make music together with Camerata alumni!
From our impromptu Evensong on Sunday. Such fun!

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