Music Ministry

 

MUSIC MINISTRY

 

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly… singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.”

-Colossians 3:16

 

Music is a form of prayer that has been used since the earliest days of the Church to help us express our faith and worship the God that deserves our praise. St. Leonard music ministers support the congregation by encouraging full, active and conscious participation in the Liturgy through sung prayer.  Whether you are an instrumentalist or singer, we are always looking for new members.  For more information, please contact Bryan Staedler, Director of Music.

 

To view the Choir Schedule, click here.

 

Spiritus Adult Choir

Spiritus sings primarily at the 9:00 AM Mass every Sunday throughout the school year.  This 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!  Rehearsals are every Thursday from 7:15 PM until 8:45 PM in Church.  Scheduling can be flexible, but it is important to attend as many rehearsals and Masses as possible.

 

New Creation Contemporary Choir

New Creation specializes in contemporary liturgical music and utilizes guitars, bass, percussion, and piano (although other instruments are also welcome).  This choir usually sings every other week, alternating between the Saturday 5:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 AM Masses throughout the school year.  The group is open to anyone high school age and older, and there is no audition.  The ability to read music helps, but is not required. Rehearsals are every Thursday from 6:30 PM until 7:45 PM in Church. Scheduling can be flexible, but it is important to attend as many rehearsals and Masses as possible.

 

Resurrection Funeral Choir

The Resurrection Choir leads liturgical music at all parish funerals and provides an opportunity to offer support to grieving families.  Members are notified when a funeral is scheduled, and will sing if they are available.  There are no regular rehearsals.

 

Cantors

Cantors are soloists, high school age and older, who support the assembly by leading congregational song.  They also act as “musical lectors” by proclaiming the Responsorial Psalm.  Cantors are scheduled on a rotating basis, based on their availability, and meet with the accompanist at least 30 minutes prior to Mass to rehearse.  A short audition is required.

 

Instrumentalists

Instrumentalists of intermediate to advanced skill level are welcome to offer their talents in service to the congregation, whether on a regular basis or periodically at special Masses. All instruments and musicians (especially keyboardists) are welcome.  A short audition may be required.