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.
Cantor Workshop: June 23rd, 2:30-3:30 PM in the main level of St. Joseph’s at the piano.
Choir Picnic: June 24th
Votive Mass of Sts. Peter and Paul in the Extraordinary Form: July 13th 7:00 PM. Reception to follow in the St. Joseph School Gym. All are welcome! Come experience the sublime beauty of this form of the Mass. Please contact Jerome about singing in this liturgy. Repertoire will include Gregorian Propers, Gruber’s Kyrie and Gloria from the Mass for St. Peter, and Byrd’s Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei from his Mass for 3 voices, as well as a hymn or two, and majestic organ music, including Widor’s Marche Pontificale.
Organ recital: August 17th, 5-6 PM. Put on by current and former organ students of the IU, Jacob’s School of Music. Reception to follow in the St. Joseph School Cafeteria. This is a chance to experience the “King of Instruments” in a space of artistic beauty worthy of the audial excellence.
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!