Schola cantorum

Our Schola cantorum has a rich history of studying and promoting the highest level of sacred music. We meet weekly to study and learn choral literature that accompanies liturgical action.

While the Schola performs a wide variety of works from choral arts literature, we concentrate on polyphony of Byrd, Tallis, Luis de Victoria, DuFay, et al.

Another area of concentration is contemporary choral literature that strives to follow the style of Latin chant e.g. works by Durufle, Dupre, Latona, Locklair, Narzerud, and others.

Schola members attend weekly rehearsals in Rowland Education Building, second floor, choir room, Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m. Child-care is provided. Schola members are expected to sing in 10:30 a.m. Sunday Holy Mass September through Corpus Christi Sunday which is in late spring or early summer. Additionally, the choir sings for Confirmation, Ordinations, All Souls, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Christmas Eve.


For more information and to schedule an audition, contact David Cochrane.                        


CORONA-19 Pandemic NOTE: The Schola has been divided into two groups in order to lower the number of singers in a rehearsal. Group One meets Wednesday, 6-6:50 PM.  Group Two meets following Group Two,

7-8 PM. The two groups alternate singing the Sunday10:30 Mass. Temperatures are taken at the door before every Schola gathering, and masks are required when singing.

St. Joseph Catholic Church

3512 Devine Street

Columbia, SC  29205


Fax: 803.799.7607


St. Joseph Catholic School


Fax: 803.540.1913


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Parish Office Hours:

Weekdays:  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Weekends: Closed

Church Hours:

Open for private prayer

Mondays-Fridays:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Directions to St. Joseph's and Map of Campus

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