If you are interested in joining any of these groups, or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact Director of Sacred Music Jerome Cole:
The St. Joseph Adult choir is open to anyone high-school age and older. Repertoire includes a wide range of styles and periods from chant and [especially for us] polyphony through the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic repertoire to contemporary American composers. This Choir sings at the 9:15 a.m. liturgy on Sundays from Labor Day through Corpus Christi, and rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.. There is also an opportunity to sing more difficult polyphony as part of a small group. Additionally, the Adult choir holds several social events throughout the year, and will occasional travel to other churches to perform. Tentative singers with little experience should have no fear of joining; the director loves to teach!
The St. Joseph Schola is open to anyone high-school age and older. Repertoire includes chants from the Graduale Romanum (The official “music book” of the Church), as well as hymns, and polyphony. This group sings every other week for the 11:15 a.m. Sunday Mass. Rehearsal is Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the choir loft. This group is great for anyone who has had exposure to chant, but especially for those who want to learn!
High-School Choir (grades – 9-12)
High-schoolers are currently directed to the Adult choir or The Schola Gregoriana.
Children’s Choir (grades 1-8)
The children’s choir is a liturgically focused group for grades 1-8 that meets on Thursdays, 3-4:30pm, and sings once a month at Sunday morning Mass. Simply fill out the super simple form HERE.
Little Angels (age 0-6)
Little Angels is a music, prayer and fellowship program for children ages 0 – 6 and their parent(s). They meet Wednesday mornings, 10-11am at the St. Joe Parish office (220 W 4th St). It is beautiful to hear the group singing and playing! Read about the Little Angels Program Here. For more information or questions, email DSM Jerome Cole: firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is the link to sign-up.
This ministry is open to anyone high-school age and older who wants to serve as a leader in congregational song. This is an important ministry helping to facilitate the active participation of the faithful. Cantors must be able to read music, take direction, and serve confidently in their leadership role. Cantors attend a quarterly training session. If you have any experience in cantoring, or are interested in beginning, do not hesitate to join!
Our parish is always looking for talented musicians for weekend liturgies. High-school and college age young adults who want to share their amazing talent with the church are especially welcome. All instruments welcome: brass, woodwinds and strings. If time is a restriction, consider volunteering your talents at Christmas and Easter when instruments are especially needed.