Music Ministry

"Music gives a soul to the universe, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."  ~Plato

 

Music ministry at St. Leonard serves as an opportunity for musicians of the parish to answer their baptismal call to ministry and live out their faith as disciples of Christ by leading worship for the God who is worthy of our praise! We strive to project God’s love through music, and seek to inspire through our work.  Below are ministries available at St. Leonard:

 

Spiritus Adult Vocal Choir (Practice Thursday evenings 7:15 - 8:45 PM)
Spiritus is a great opportunity to connect with other music-lovers in the parish while growing your faith in worship!  The group serves the church by singing God’s praise at the 9:00 A.M. Mass during the school year.  The choir sings a wide variety of styles and genres in four-part harmony, and is open to anyone high school age and older.  The ability to read music is not required, and there is no audition! 

New Creation Contemporary Choir (Practice Thursday evenings 6:30 - 7:15 PM)
New Creation, open to anyone high school age and older, specializes in contemporary Christian music, and seeks to add variety and energize the Mass through music.  The group alternates between the 5:00 PM and 11:00 AM Masses, and currently features guitars, bass, drums, piano, and vocalists, although other instruments are always welcome.  The ability to read music is not required, and there is no audition!  

 

To view the Choir Schedule, click here.

 

Resurrection Choir
The Resurrection Choir serves as leaders of liturgical music at all parish funerals. All are welcome, though members need to be able to participate on short notice, and there are no regular rehearsals. 

Cantors
Cantors serve as solo leaders of congregational song, especially when no choir is present.  They are responsible for inviting the congregation to song and leading the singing.  Cantors usually rehearse with the accompanist 30 minutes prior to Mass.  A short audition is required.

Instrumentalists
Instrumentalists are always welcome to share their talents at Mass, whether on a regular basis or at special feast day celebrations.  A short audition is usually required.

 

Contact Director of Music, Bryan Staedler, by calling the Office of Worship at (262) 679-9621 ext. 27, or by email at bryan.staedler@stleonards.org for more information.