Times and locations of rehearsals for the three different Masses along with descriptions of each style are given below. Feel free to just show up for rehearsal, or email the choir coordinator if you have any questions! If you’d like to be added to the music ministry email list, please fill out this form. In addition to singers and instrumentalists, we are also in great need of sound operators and social event coordinators. If either of these positions interests you, contact Rebekah Klewicki at email@example.com.
Traditional Choir (10am Mass)
The Traditional Choir consists of organ and voice, and sings in four-part harmony (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass). The music selection consists of traditional hymns such as Lift High the Cross, Be Thou My Vision, and Faith of Our Fathers. English Mass parts are used during the seasons of Ordinary Time, Christmas, and Easter, and a Latin Mass setting is used during Advent and Lent. Rehearsals are in the Great Room at the Newman house on Thursdays from 7:20-8:50pm. Tommy Cummins, the Traditional Choir Coordinator, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contemporary Choir (12pm Mass)
The Contemporary Choir features singers and instruments of all varieties and experience levels. There will be a mix of hymns and songs, mostly four-part harmony with instrumental accompaniment, but sometimes a cappella and instrument-only selections. Example songs that fit this music style include “Christ Be Our Light” and “I am the Bread of Life”. Rehearsals will be Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm in the Great Room at the Newman house. Currently, the rehearsal before Mass for this choir is in the Great Room at 10:15am on Sundays. The Contemporary Choir Coordinator is Lindsey Bezek, whose email is email@example.com.
Praise and Worship Choir (8pm Mass)
The Praise and Worship Choir is a group that plays and sings modern worship music, and sometimes some traditional or contemporary hymns in a more modern style. It tends toward a more modern combination of instruments (piano, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, cajon) to back up the group of singers. Rehearsals will be Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm in the Great Room at the Newman House. The Praise and Worship Choir Coordinator is Amy Hogan and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Praise and Worship Nights
Musicians and singers from all of the Music Ministry Choirs join together monthly to provide praise and worship music for an hour of Adoration. In following with the prayerful practice of Adoration, this includes some traditional Latin and hymn music, in addition to modern praise and worship hymns selected to complement and deepen a period of meaningful Adoration with our Lord. More information about rehearsals and how to participate will be shared in the coming weeks. The Praise and Worship Night Coordinator is Elizabeth Wells, who can be contacted at email@example.com.