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SMG choir 

Our choir enhances the sung worship for the weekly 10:30 Sunday morning mass as well as during Christmas and Holy Week and for special liturgies. Our repertoire reaches from medieval chant via traditional hymns to contemporary worship music. Anyone who can carry a tune and loves to sing is welcome. Our choir is always in need of singers, especially menís voices. All ages welcome. The SMG choir rehearses weekly on Tuesday nights at 6:30 pm in the church. Interested? Join here.

 
       
  Cantor Groups 

Our cantor groups lead the congregational singing for our 4:00 pm Saturday afternoon and 8:30 Sunday morning masses. We welcome new cantors to lead the singing at these weekend masses year round. If you love to sing and have a nice and strong voice this is your ministry. Our cantor groups rehearse weekly on Tuesday nights at 6:30 pm at church. Interested? Join here.

 

 
       
  Instrumentalist Ensemble 

Our instrumentalist ensemble enhances the sung worship for all our weekend liturgies. We have instrumentalists of all ages ranging from 10-year-old to adult. Instruments in our ensemble include recorder, flute, guitar, violin, oboe, clarinet, cello, keyboard, percussion, bells, xylophone, marimba, saxophone, trumpet, organ and piano. Our instrumentalists also participate in our prelude program. If you enjoy playing your instrument and would like to do so together with a group of like-minded people then this is your ministry. Our instrumentalists rehearse weekly on Thursdays at 6:30pm at church. Interested? Join here.

 
       
 

A handbell/handchime choir or ensemble is a group that rings recognizable music with melodies and harmony. Unlike an orchestra or choir in which each musician is responsible for one line of the texture, a bell ensemble acts as one instrument, with each musician responsible for particular notes, sounding his or her assigned bells whenever that note appears in the music.

This sounds complicated but really isnít. Handbells/handchimes can be rung without any previous musical training but it does help to be able to read music. The sounds of a complete handbell/handchime ensemble are beautiful and captivating. Our growing adult handbell/handchime ensemble rehearses on Wednesdays noon Ė 1 pm and welcomes new members on an ongoing basis. Interested? Join here 
 
 

 

 
       
  Recorder Group 

The recorder is a wood wind musical instrument popular in the baroque era but was revived in the 20th century because it is easy to learn. Today, it is often thought of as a beginnerís instrument and used in childrenís music instruction. The sound of the recorder is remarkably clear and sweet.
At liturgy, recorders can be used for augmenting songs with harmonies, bringing out melody as well as for instrumental pieces. We are looking to establish a recorder group
provided there is sufficient interest. There is no age limit/requirement but recorder players should be able to read music and be comfortable with the instrumentís fingerings. Interested? Join here.

 
 
       
  Childrenís Choir 

Our childrenís choir sings during Christmas time and for Easter and on other occasions. We would love to hear from children grades 2 and up that love to sing and would like to participate. Interested? Join here.

 

 
   
 

If you would like more information, please contact Karin Jurek
music@stmariagorettichurch.org