The Cappella Gregoriana Sanctæ Cæciliæ olim Xicatunensis was first formed on 14 February 2009 as Sikatuna Cantata by young Catholics, still students at that time, who found themselves drawn to the sacred music that finds its natural expression in the Traditional Latin Mass. Two years prior, Pope Benedict XVI promulgated his landmark motu proprio Summorum Pontificum which clarified the non-abrogated status of the Traditional Latin Mass. In 2012, the Choir changed its name to honour the two protectors of music, who are also the principal patrons of the Choir: Saint Gregory the Great and Saint Cecilia. The Choir also honours Saint Valentine, on whose feast day it was formed, as its tutelary patron.
LEARNING GREGORIAN CHANT
Sacred Music ought to be holy, beautiful, and universal
Our sacred patrimony, the bequest of our forefathers, ought to be lived