This choir sings predominantly in SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass).
Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 7:00-8:15 PM, with a summer break.
These choir members are music ministers at two liturgies per month, with a rotating schedule. In the future, this choir may minister weekly. The choir sings at major holiday liturgies, as well as in concert setting, including the annual Christmas concert.
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. People may participate in this choir even if they are only available for occasional funerals.
(Holy) Ghost Choir
Ghost Choir is the perfect choir for singers that cannot attend Choir rehearsals or are only interested in singing melody lines.
Ghost Choir meets once a month, often on Monday. Members can choose to attend the noon rehearsal or 6:00 PM rehearsal.
Members of Ghost Choir learn all of the music for the month and attend whichever mass they normally attend. They have the option of singing from the music ministry section or strengthening the congregational singing from their usual pew.
All Saints Choir
All Saints Choir is the choir that ministers at All Saints School Litugies. Any student at All Saints in grades 3-8 is welcome to join.
The choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 2:00-2:45 PM, during the school year, in the school music room.
This choir also has opportunities to sing occasionally at Saint John Vianney, including the Christmas Concert.
This group of ringers play both hand-bells and hand-chimes.
Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 PM, with a summer break.
There are a limited number of positions for this choir; however, substitutes are 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.
Revelation4 is the band that ministers at XLT.
Guitars, drums, keyboards, synthesizer, bass, and strong vocalists are crucial to this contemporary ensemble.
This ensemble requires strong musicianship skills and an audition.
The cantor is the song leader for a given liturgy.
Cantors must have strong vocal skills, an inviting demeanor, and a strong belief that they are guiding the congregation in song and not performing.
Most cantors are scheduled for 1-3 masses per month, depending on the cantor’s availability.
A training period is necessary, even if someone has been a cantor at another parish.
Instrumentalists add beauty to every mass and our ministry happily welcomes intermediate through professional musicians to join the music ministry.
We have had great success with violin, viola, cello, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, oboe, guitars, and percussion.
We would love to expand and continue to nurture the role of instrumentalists at our liturgies.