“God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises” (Sing to the Lord, Music in Divine Worship, 2007).
We believe that liturgical music gives our community a sense of unity and allows it to express its faith throughout the different liturgical seasons of the year. The music chosen in our parish represents a variety of styles, cultures, and historical periods. We are always looking for individuals willing to share their talents and time as choir members, cantors or instrumentalists. For more information about our music program, please contact email@example.com
The Adult Choir sings at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Liturgy.
Practices are held on Thursday evenings from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All that is required to join the choir is a desire to sing; musical training is provided during rehearsals.
The women’s choir sings every other Saturday. The choir rehearses at 4:00 p.m. and sings at the 5:00 p.m. mass immediately following. Extra rehearsals are scheduled prior to the Christmas concert.
This group is open to Youth in grades 5 through High School.
The Youth choir sings every other Saturday at the 5:00 p.m. mass, and rehearses at 4:00 p.m. on the same day.
The Adult Handbell Choir rehearses every Wednesday evening, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Choir plays approximately once a month at the 9:00 am mass or at the 12:15 mass. Those interested should be able to read music.
The cantor is a singer, a leader of congregational song and also a Psalmist. Although the ministry of the Psalmist is distinct from the role of the cantor, the two ministries are often entrusted to the same person.
High School students and adults who play brass, string, woodwind or percussion instruments are invited to contact the organist, William Wisnom, by calling the office or sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Riderwood Choir sings every other week, once at 9:00 a.m. mass and once at the 4:00 p.m. mass at the Riderwood Chapel.
The choir rehearses every Thursday morning from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on the Riderwood Campus.