Music Ministries

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MUSIC MINISTRIES

 

Contact for Music Ministries: James Wells – 270-683-6525 – [email protected]

Adult Choir+ – The adult choir’s function is to enhance the liturgy, sometimes providing a prelude or anthem, and leads the assembly in sung prayer. The choir sings music representing a wide variety of styles from traditional hymns, spirituals, and historic sacred music. The adult choir sings at the 9:00 am Mass on Sundays and at other special celebrations throughout the liturgical year. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings. To be a member of the choir, one does not have to be able to read music, but it is helpful. The Adult Choir is open to high school youth and adults. The time commitment is 2-3 hours per week, when scheduled.

 

Cantor+ – A cantor is both a leader and facilitator of congregational song. The primary function of the Cantor is to encourage the assembly in sung prayer and to proclaim the psalm through song. An audition is required. The ability to read music is very helpful in this ministry. The time commitment is generally 2 hours per week, when scheduled. Adults and high school youth are welcome to be a part of this ministry.

 

Funeral Choir+ – The funeral choir sings at Funeral Liturgies on an as-needed basis. The Funeral Choir rehearses prior to the funeral and leads music during the funeral liturgy. This group consists of anyone who may be available during the day to sing at a funeral liturgy.

 

Instrumentalist+ – The role of an instrumentalist is to enhance the music at a liturgy. Any variety of instruments can accompany the music at a liturgy (flute, trumpet, violin, etc.). Auditions are required. Instrumentalists work along with the Director of Music to create a schedule and rehearse. The time commitment varies.

 

Substitute Organist/Pianist – The role of the substitute organist/pianist is to fill in when the Director of Music is unavailable and occasionally to accompany the choir(s). Time commitment varies.