Welcome to the home of Sacred Music at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mishawaka! We are a friendly and supportive community dedicated to praising God through excellent music which is Holy, True Art and Universal.
Here are a few upcoming events which may interest you. Please contact Jerome Cole at (574) 255-6134 if you would like to participate, or would like to learn more about Sacred Music at St. Joseph’s.
Organ Concert – August 17th, 5:00 PM, Reception to Follow
Organ students Brendan Conner (1st year doctorate, IU), Stephen Smith (3rd year master’s, IU), Leah Martin (1st year master’s, ND) and Jerome Cole will play a varied and exciting program of organ music at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mishawaka. Pieces range from Bruhns’ Great Praeludium in E minor to Vierne’s Toccata in B-flat minor. Also included will be pieces by J. S. Bach, Frank Ferko, Bert Matter, H. Howells. The music enthusiast, average listener, and critical ear will all have a chance to enjoy this concert. Children especially welcome! Jerome will be happy to answer questions and show the organ to people (especially piano students who may be interested in learning organ). Reception to follow in the school cafeteria. Stop on by, greet our organists, and meet other music enthusiasts as you enjoy light refreshments!
This is a chance to experience the “King of Instruments” in a space of artistic beauty worthy of the audial excellence.
Cantor Workshop: August 25th, 2:30 – 3:30 pm on the main level of the church at the piano. New cantors welcome! Please contact the office or Jerome Cole if interested.
First Choir practice, Fall 2018: Sep. 5th, 7:00 – 8:30, choir loft, St. Joseph’s.
Choir Retreat: Saturday, September 8th, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Will include educational talks, interactive workshops, rehearsal of upcoming repertoire, introductions to hymnody, psalmnody, chant, polyphony, and more. Connections to Spirituality and growing in faith through music. Lunch provided, as well as some fun and games! You do not have to be a member of the choir to attend this event! Anyone seeking a greater understanding of Sacred Music is more than welcome to come!
Master’s Conducting Recital: Ryan Peteraf. Sunday, September 16th, 4-5 PM, with reception to follow. Works by Haydn and Handel. Sure to be an exciting event with high-quality music.