Through the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the ministry of music empowers worship and facilitates prayer in the liturgical celebration. As an integral part of our parish life, this ministry is active with many talented volunteers and professional musicians who are committed to creating a solemn prayer environment and joyous worship experience through music. Encompassing a variety of styles from the rich tradition of hymnody to the songs of contemporary composers, there is something offered for every worshiper at Ss Peter and Paul Church. As fully active and conscious participants, the congregation is entrusted with an important responsibility to bring their voices and God-given gifts to the entire worshiping assembly. Whether you sing or play an instrument, we invite you to contact our Director of Music Ministries, Matthew Still, to learn how you can get involved and share your talents with the community. email@example.com
ADULT CHOIR – Joining the adult choir promises to be an enriching experience of fun and fellowship with other singers who share a love of sacred choral music. The choir welcomes new voices throughout the choral season, from September to the end of May. During these months the choir sings each Sunday at 10:30AM, Christmas Eve, and the Triduum and Easter liturgies.
Their repertoire includes: sacred traditional and contemporary liturgical pieces, and a variety of anthem-style meditation pieces. Rehearsals are each Wednesday at 7:30PM in the church. Previous singing experience is helpful, but not required.
CANTORS – Cantors are an essential part of the liturgy. Singers who serve as a cantors should have good pitch, basic music reading skills, and an ability to help lead the congregation in song. Each cantor is scheduled based on availability and often requires preparation aside from the regular choir rehearsals. Singers who feel they may be eligible to participate in this important part of the music ministry are encouraged to contact the Music Director to set up an audition.
INSTRUMENTALISTS – Instrumentalists enhance the musical offering at all of our weekend liturgies. If you play an instrument such as guitar, flute, violin, or trumpet, consider sharing your talents with us. This ensemble meets with a flexible schedule as needed. One-on-one rehearsals can also be scheduled with the Music Director.
CHILDRENS MUSIC MINISTRY – Participation in this exciting, fun and educational program will enable children to grow in their faith, expand their musical horizons and share the gift of song with the parish. Children in grades 2 through 6 are invited to join. The children sing on the third Sunday of the month at the 9:00AM Family Mass. To sign up and learn more about how to get involved, please contact the co-leader of our Childrens Music Ministry, Katie Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org