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? Has it been a while since you’ve sung in a choir? Forget about all these concerns and jump into the music program here at Sacred Heart!
Music is a very important ministry, and I would like to personally invite you to become involved in one or more of our ensembles. The Bible tells us many times to praise our Creator through the art of music, and “sing” is mentioned in the Bible 48 times – not counting the Psalms!
Joining Sacred Heart’s Music Ministry also provides you with a chance for fellowship, something many of us need, particularly in current times when opportunities for fellowship have been diminished. Consider joining any of these ensembles. We welcome any new members with open arms!
2023-2024 Calendar details: 1st rehearsal for all ensembles is September 27th, 2023. Rehearsals will take place in the Liturgical Music Room.
SACRED HEART CHOIR – This ensemble rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM and sings at the 10:00 AM Mass on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month from October through May. They also sing at Christmas and Easter Masses. The Sacred Heart Choir sings a variety of repertoire from Latin motets to newly composed works.
In the recent past, this choir has been a women’s choir, singing both SA and SSA music. I would love to expand to a SATB choir; however, we would require the commitment of at least four male singers, including one tenor and one bass. This ensemble is open to high school students. Music reading is helpful but not required. Rehearsals begin in late September.
FESTIVAL CHOIR – This is a SATB ensemble comprised of the Sacred Heart Choir as well as other members of the parish. This ensemble sings during the Christmas and Easter Feast Days. This is a perfect choir for those of you that can’t make a commitment to singing the entire season. Rehearsals will be held Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30pm approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the Masses. Watch for more detailed calendar information in the Bulletin.
HANDBELL CHOIR ENSEMBLE – The adult handbell ensemble rehearses in the school cafeteria on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM. They play at the 10:00 AM Mass on the 3rd Sunday of the month, as well as Christmas Eve and the Easter Vigil Masses. High school students are invited to join this ensemble. Music reading is helpful for this ensemble. Rehearsals begin in late September.
CANTOR - If you are a vocalist and want to give your talents as a cantor, please email Jamie Schmidt for an audition. Music reading and the 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.). Please 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.
For further information, contact Jamie Schmidt, Director of Sacred Music by email at email@example.com or by phone (763) 285-6287. I look forward to speaking with you!