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Do you enjoy music but have been afraid to get involved with the Music Ministry at Sacred Heart? Do you feel that you are not a good enough musician? Do you not read music? Forget about all these concerns and jump into the music program here at Sacred Heart.

Music is a very important ministry at Sacred Heart and I would like to personally invite you to become involved in one or more of our ensembles. It is a great way to meet people and praise our Creator through the use of music. We have fun and we also have great fellowship with each other. Consider joining any of these ensembles.

We would welcome any new members with open arms!

For further information, contact Jeffrey Patry, Sacred Heart’s Music Director, at 763.537.4561, ext. 109 or by email at [email protected] I look forward to speaking with you!

CHANCEL CHOIR – This ensemble rehearses on Thursdays (note day change) from 7:00-9:00 PM and sings at the 10:00 AM Sunday Mass 3-4 times a month. They also sing on the High Feast days. The Chancel Choir is a 3-4 part women’s ensemble that sings a variety of repertoire from Latin motets to African American Spirituals and presents one large choral work a year. This ensemble is also open to those in high school. Music reading is helpful but not required. Rehearsals begin on September 14.

KANTOREI – This is an SATB ensemble specializing in acapella works as well as other works of different styles. This group sings once a month and rehearses twice monthly. WE WOULD WELCOME ANY MEN TO JOIN US! Please contact Jeffrey for more info.

FESTIVAL CHOIR – This is an ensemble comprised of the Chancel Choir as well as other members of the parish. This ensemble sings on the major Feast Days of the Year. (Community Thanksgiving Service, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday) This is a perfect choir for those of you that can’t make a commitment to singing every Sunday. Rehearsals will be held 1-1 1/2 months before the scheduled performance.

Please call Jeffrey for more information at 763.537.4561, ext. 109.

HANDBELL ENSEMBLE - This adult handbell ensemble rehearses in the school cafeteria on Wednesdays (note day change) from 7:00-8:00 PM and plays once a month at the 10:00 AM Mass and on major Feast Days. High school age kids are also invited to join this ensemble. Music reading is helpful for this ensemble. Rehearsals begin on September 20.

RESURRECTION CHOIR – This ensemble of women graciously gives up their time to sing for most of the parish funerals. We meet 40 minutes prior to each funeral (usually 9:20 AM).

CANTOR - If you are a vocalist and want to give your talents as a cantor, please call Jeffrey Patry for an audition. Music reading and an ability to sight-read is helpful. I would love to welcome any new cantors.

INSTRUMENTALIST - There are plenty of opportunities to enhance our worship with instruments (piano, flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, guitar, etc.). Get in touch with me if you are interested in sharing your talents as an instrumentalist. A minimum of 2 years of experience on your instrument is required.

If you are interested in joining one or more of these ensembles or would like further information, please call Jeffrey A. Patry, Director of Sacred Music at 763.537.4561, ext. 109 or write me an email at [email protected]