“…addressing one another [in] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and playing to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.”
– Ephesians 5, 19
Adult Choir: This is an SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) choir that sings sacred choral music, including a wide variety of styles. Rehearsals are held weekly, usually from late August through mid-June. These choir members are music ministers at one liturgy per weekend, with a rotating schedule. The choir sings at major holiday liturgies, as well as in concert setting, including the annual Christmas concert.
Bereavement Choir: This group of singers provides music for funeral liturgies, as well as representing the parish community at the funeral. They meet 30 minutes prior to the funeral and have periodic rehearsal sessions to learn new music as they continue to create and expand their “repertory” list. People may participate in this choir, even if they are only available for occasional funerals. Contact the music director to be added to the “call” list.
Bell Choir: This group of ringers play both hand-bells and hand-chimes. Rehearsals are held weekly, with a summer break that varies. There are a limited number of positions for this choir; however, “subs” are sometimes needed when choir regulars cannot attend a particular Mass or performance. The Bell Choir plays at a variety of Masses, special occasions and the annual Christmas concert.
Contemporary Liturgical Ensemble: The Contemporary Liturgical Ensemble provides choral singing and musical accompaniment for a weekend Mass. The ensemble is made up of vocalists and a variety of instrumentalists (keyboard, guitars, bass, brass, percussion…). The ensemble is always looking for new members.
Cantor: These singers are able to lead the congregation in song at liturgies. They are scheduled by the Music Director.