music ministry

We have many opportunities for parishioners to become such an integral part of the Mass. For more information please contact Bernie Oberdick at boberdick@stpatrickwadsworth.org.

 

St Pat’s Choirs and other opportunities:

Voices of Praise Choir (VOP)

·        Mixed adult choir ages 16-116! No Audition
·        Traditional and folk styles of music
·        Rehearses : Thursdays 7-8:30 PM
·        Mass: 5 PM on Saturdays
·        In session from the week after Labor Day until Pentecost

Faithful Fun children’s Choir (FFCC)

·        Children from both our own St. Patrick School and surrounding public schools,
as well as home-schooled students 1-8 grade. No Audition
·        Regular Sunday repertoire with some special children’s pieces
·        Rehearse : Thursdays 5-6:15 PM with some longer rehearsals close to Christmas and Easter
·        Mass: 9 AM on Sundays
·        In session from the week after Labor Day until Christmas Eve and again from the end of January until Pentecost

Contemporary Choir (CC)

·        Mixed Adult Choir ages 14-114! No Audition
·        All styles of music including multi lingual ethnic music
·        Rehearse : Wednesdays 7-9 PM
·        Mass: 11 AM on Sundays
·        In session from the week after Labor Day until Pentecost

Resurrection Choir (RC)

·        Mixed Adult Choir with daytime availability Age 18-118 No Audition
·        A set repertoire of funeral music
·        Rehearse: Mondays 9:30 – 10:30 AM
·        Funeral Masses : TBA
·        In session year round

Handbells

·        Mixed adult and children ages 3rd grade -103! No Audition
·        Special handbell repertoire plus accompaniments written to compliment choir groups for masses
·        Rehearse: Tuesdays 5-6:30 PM
·        Masses: All Saints; All Soul’s; Christmas Eve; Palm Sunday; Holy Saturday; Pentecost; Sacraments and other masses as assigned
·        In session from the day after labor day through Pentecost

Brass

·        All ages ; New members must audition
·        Christmas and Easter Repertoire
·        Rehearse Wednesdays 6-7 PM the month before Christmas / Month before Easter
·        Masses: Christmas Midnight/Holy Saturday
·        In session in December and March/ April

Other instruments

·        Guitars, woodwinds, percussion and other instruments always welcome. Contact the director to see what group
needs you the most! Audition may be necessary to determine level of achievement for music selection.

Seasonal Singers

·        Singers who wish to join just for the Christmas or Easter Season; No Audition
·        Any Age
·        Call the director to see when the Christmas and Triduum Rehearsals are taking place.  Usually the month of
December for Christmas and February /March for Triduum and Easter.

Cantors

·        Cantor are usually drawn from each group and must audition or be selected by the director
·        Cantors are all volunteers
·        Those who are not from a group who wish to cantor must contact the director and be willing to sing
at the 7 AM mass as well as other masses
·        Cantors are needed year round at all masses