"In song, faith is experienced as vibrant joy, love, and confident expectation
of the saving intervention of God." - St. John Paul II, Letter to Artists, 1999
Liturgy, or the holy celebration of the Mass, is often referred to in church documents as, "...the source and summit of our Christian life." In the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist, we receive a foretaste of Heaven itself, here on Earth. Therefore, it is with great joy that we adorn the Mass with God's own artistic gift to us; music
While all Christians are strongly encouraged to participate in singing at Mass, those with musical talents have a special call to serve as cantors, choristers, and instrumentalists. If you would like to lend your musical talents to our parish, please look through the opportunities below, and contact Madelaine Beckford, Director of Music and Liturgy, for more information. (email email@example.com)
Saint Clare Chorale
A traditional choir, open to all, ages 14 and up. Previous experience with music is encouraged, but not required.
We rehearse 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday nights in the Bishop England High School Music Room, and sing periodically for the 9:00 a.m. Mass. We're always looking for more voices to join in!
A combined group of singers and instrumentalists that provide more contemporary worship music regularly for the 11:45 a.m. Mass, with rehearsal for an hour immediately beforehand. Participation is open to all, ages 14 and up, and previous experience with music is again encouraged, but not required.
Lead the congregation as a soloist at Mass. Singers who would like to cantor must audition first with the music director. Participation is open to all, ages 14 and up, but some ability to read and learn music independently is required.
If you play the organ, or a solo instrument such as the violin, flute or trumpet, please consider playing for the liturgy.
Participation is open to all, ages 14 and up, and some ability to read music is required.
If you are a pianist interested in learning how to play the organ, please
contact the music director for educational opportunities!
Latin for rejoice, Jubilate is a children's choir where young Catholics can come learn about music and faith, and express themselves in song. Open to children entering grades 4-8. The group rehearses once a month on Thursdays from 4:15 - 5:00 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island, will sing at the 9:00 a.m. Mass monthly, and no musical experience is required. You can register your kids for this group here.