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 email Annick Kanter-St. Hubert.
“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).
Zoom rehearsals during the pandemic
The Adult Choir and the French Choir are rehearsing on their usual nights and times, using Zoom. The Choir Webpages have been created to gather on one space what is needed for rehearsals.
The Adult Choir and the French Choir have created several Virtual Choir projects. Music Ministry presented a Virtual Christmas Concert, live-streamed on Sunday, December 20th at 7:00 pm.
Click here for the link.
Christmas Virtual Choir Projects
Virtual Choir Projects: Ordinary Time
Virtual Choir Projects: Lent and Easter
Resurrection Choirs have released 4 CDs . The first 2 CDs, Noels Autour du Monde and Oh! That I Had a Thousand Voices are available for purchase ($8.00 each) by contacting Annick Kanter-St. Hubert.
Faith, Hope and Love and Cantiques de Noel can be purchased directly from a variety of digital platforms such as CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, etc.
Here are samples from those CDs:
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.
Youth and Young Adult Choir
A choir is being formed for youth and young adults who prefer Praise songs. They sing at the 9:00 am mass on Sunday.
Please contact Fr. John Barry or Paul Quesnel if you wish to participate.
This group is open to all parishioners interested in singing French liturgical music. The rehearsal is conducted in French.
The French choir is the newest member of our choral family! The group sings every other Sunday at the 12:15 mass and rehearses every week on Wednesdays, from 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm. For more information, please contact Annick Kanter-Saint Hubert.
The Adult Handbell Choir rehearses every Wednesday afternoon, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The Choir plays approximately once a month at the 5:00 pm 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 .
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.