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The Music Ministry of Saint Monica Parish

Dear Friends,

Welcome! I invite you to explore our page and consider becoming involved in the Music Ministry here at Saint Monica Parish. Our Music Ministry is totally accessible to all who would like to be involved. There are a variety of opportunities available, including the Parish Choir, Youth & Young Adult Ensemble, and the Children’s Choir. Use your gifts and talents to praise God! If you would like to join this ministry or if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, contact me at 610-644-0110 ext. 118, or by e-mail at forman@saintmonicachurch.org

Sincerely yours,
Frank K.J. Orman
Director of Worship & Music

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The Parish Choir

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The Parish Choir sings for all principal liturgies of the parish, including the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday Masses on alternating weeks, the Christmas Eve Concert and Carol Sing, the Sacred Triduum, Holydays, Feasts, and special celebrations of Solemn Evening Prayer.  The choir serves faithfully as worship leaders and is committed to deepening the prayer life of the assembly through the art of choral singing.  This group of diverse parishioners numbers about twenty and rehearses each Wednesday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The musical abilities within the group range from the beginning singer to the professional. The Parish Choir sings a varied repertoire, ranging from ancient chant to more contemporary choral compositions. A simple audition to assure the ability to match pitch is required.  We are especially in need of tenors and basses this year!  Please consider joining us for an evening rehearsal at your convenience.

The Children’s Choir: Grades 1 — 6
This year, with a concentrated effort on rebuilding the Children’s & Youth musical offerings, we will hopefully have enough interested young singers to sustain a vibrant children’s choir, which will include grades one through six. Rehearsals will take place on Sunday Mornings, immediately following the 9:30 a.m. Mass. In an effort to build a stronger group and have the children serve as effective leaders of worship, the choir will sing twice per month on the first and third Sundays at the 9:30 a.m. Mass.  This is a wonderful opportunity to further musical education and choral training for your children, all while participating in the liturgical life of the parish.  Children’s & Youth and Youth Adult Music Registration Form

The Youth & Young Adult Ensemble
Grades 7 and 8 along with our High School Musicians
In an effort to be sure that all ages have a place to be enthusiastically involved in our music program, we are offering an ensemble to give our upper and high school parishioners a place to call “home.” Rehearsals will take place on a mutually agreeable time, after a survey of those interested.  Don’t hesitate to sign-up — we will make it work!  There’s been much talk and interest in this group, so let’s make it happen! This group will also sing at a mutually agreeable Mass, twice per month (most likely at the 11 a.m. Mass) and for special select events. Children’s & Youth and Youth Adult Music Registration Form

Please consider becoming involved in your parish music ministry!