Our Choir is dedicated to prayerful and beautiful music, in the worship of God in authentic liturgies of our Catholic Faith, and in humble service to the Lord. Our repertoire consists of standard Catholic hymns, sacred contemporary anthems, and classic sacred motets (for example, Ave Verum, Panis Angelicus). We have approximately 20 Choir members at this time and there is always room for more! Any parishioner, grade 9 and older is welcome to join. There are no “try-outs” and there is no need to have sung in any choir previously. The Adult Choir sings approximately three times per month, from September through early June, and rehearsals are held every Thursday (with a few exceptions), from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Church.
If you are interested in joining the Choir, please contact Mary Demko by email or call her at 651-738-2646. Please provide your full name, best phone number to reach you, email address, and your vocal range (soprano, alto, tenor or bass). We are always looking for new Choir members - please consider joining us!
Several times during the year, the regular Adult Choir opens up to “temporary” members. Many parishioners have indicated that they would like to sing with the Choir but are unable to commit to the full Choir season schedule, and so we offer special “Open Choirs” as an option. There are several opportunities throughout the year to join our parish Choir for a specific Mass:
- On our parish feast in August, the Feast of the Transfiguration
- Our Fall Festival outdoor Mass in September
- The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses.
Two to three rehearsals are required to sing with our Choir at these Masses and it is a great opportunity to see if it the Choir is the place for you to share your gifts with God.
If you are interested in joining the Choir for one of the special Masses, please watch the Bulletin for information or contact Mary Demko.
Our parish is blessed with many talented and generous singers and instrumentalists who volunteer their time and talent to add beauty to our music during various Masses and other events. In addition to singers for our Choirs, we have a need for flute, oboe, violin, viola, cello, trumpet and other instruments. If you are a musician of intermediate to advanced levels of skill on any of these instruments, and a competent sight-reader, please contact Mary Demko by email or phone 651-738-2646. Auditions are required for instrumentalists, soloists and cantors and will be arranged by Mary.
- More to come -