Dear Bride and Groom:
On behalf of the staff at the Cathedral of the Madeleine I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to you. One important element of preparation for your wedding is making decisions regarding the music for the occasion. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “the musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater than that of any art.” It is crucial, therefore, that the music used in divine service be drawn from or inspired by this rich tradition. In addition, liturgical music needs to exhibit beauty expressive of prayer, allow for unanimous participation of the faithful at designated moments, and suit the solemn character of the celebration.
Online you will find examples of a variety of musical selections appropriate for weddings at The Cathedral of the Madeleine. Please listen carefully to each example and take note of which piece or pieces you would like performed as part of your marriage ceremony.
Next, download and complete the Music and Program forms and submit them via email to Karina Del Castillo. If you wish, you can paste the information into the body of an email as well. Both forms are found under "Forms and Music Examples" in the upper left hand corner of this page.
If you have further questions, please contact Karina Del Castillo at 801-328-8941 ext. 115.
Finally, don’t forget to submit the remaining balance for your wedding one month before your ceremony in check form to:
Cathedral of the Madeleine
Attn.: Karina Del Castillo
331 East South Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
I hope that you enjoy selecting your wedding music.
With all best wishes,
Karina Del Castillo