"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." No where do we find closer union with God than within the sacrament of the Eucharist. Therefore, it is with great joy that we adorn the Mass with God's own artistic gift to us; music
While all Christians are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saint Clare Chorale
A traditional choir, open to all, ages 14 and up. Previous experience with music is encouraged, but not required.
We rehearse 7:30-8:30pm Wednesday nights in the Bishop England High School Music Room, and sing periodically for the 9am Mass. We're always looking for more voices to join in!
A more contemporary group of singers and instrumentalists that provide music for the 11:30 a.m. Mass, with rehearsal for an hour beforehand. Participation is open to all, ages 14 and up, and previous experience with music is 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 music is required.
If you play the organ, or a solo instrument such as the violin 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 kids entering grades 4-8, the group rehearses on Thursdays from 4-5pm in the Bishop England Performing Arts Center, to sing the 9am Mass monthly, and no musical experience is required. You can register your kids for this group here.