Music Ministry

Parish Choir

The Parish Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm. It is open to high school aged singers and beyond. Rehearsals on Thursdays are in the Shepherd of Armagh room, with a brief rehearsal on Sunday mornings 45 minutes before Mass and occasional additional rehearsals for special programs and Masses.  The Parish Choir leads and enhances a rotation of the weekend Masses, as well as special liturgies during the week.  The Parish Choir sings a wide variety of choral literature celebrating our great musical heritage as well as the most durable music of our time, with an emphasis on musical excellence and liturgical leadership. A sense of pitch, love of singing and commitment to regular attendance are essential; a music background is not required.

Cherub & St Cecilia Choirs

The Cherub and St. Cecilia Choirs are two ensembles open to St. Patrick School students and parishioners grades K-8. The choirs will rehearse every Thursday that school is in session. 

Cherub Choir (K-2nd grade) 3-3:30pm St. Cecilia Choir (3rd - 8th grade) 3:30-4:30pm

The Cherub and St. Cecilia Choirs will sing at the 5:00 PM Christmas Vigil Mass and the 10:30 AM Easter Sunday Mass, along with a variety of All-School Masses and special liturgies during the week. A love of singing, a commitment to attendance, and the ability to match pitches are all that is needed.

Resurrection Choir

The Resurrection Choir is open to all friends and parishioners.  This choir meets 30 minutes before funerals, which are usually held weekday mornings.  This special group of singers ministers to those whose loved ones have passed on to eternal life. This choir is for those who have a love of music and a joy in ministering to those in need of comfort, healing and peace.

Cantors

Cantors lead the assembly in song on Saturday evening and Sunday Masses as well as other liturgies throughout the year. The cantor also is the psalmist, proclaiming the psalm during the Liturgy of the Word.  Formation and training is provided. Scheduling rotates and is flexible. Music reading skills, a coachable spirit and love for the Word of God are required.

To inquire about or join one of these ensembles,
contact Quyên VanHouten, qvanhouten@spparnell.org, (616) 691-8541

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