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SMOS Church Choir:

Sings at the 11.30 am Mass on Sundays from September to Corpus Christi.

Rehearsals: Wednesday 7-8.30pm, Sunday 10.30 am.

Informal audition required.

Director: Sean Tunney

 

SMOS Schola Gregoriana:

This group of singers is dedicated to singing Gregorian chants and the propers of the mass in English and Latin.

Sings at the 7.30 am Mass on Sundays from September to Corpus Christi.

Rehearsals: Wednesday 6-6.45pm

Audition required.

Director: Sean Tunney

 

SMOSCO

Our Youth Choir & Orchestra (7th-12th Grade) sings on Sundays at the 5 pm Mass, 3-4 Sundays per month.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 7.30-9 pm, Sundays 4 pm.

Director: Elizabeth Turgeon

 

SMOS Pueri Cantores

Our Children’s Choir (2nd-6th Grade) sings on Sundays at 5 pm Mass, one Sunday per month.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 5-6 pm, Sunday 4 pm.

Director: Elizabeth Turgeon

 

Cantors:

The vast history of this ministry reveals the close relationship between the proclamation of the Word and singing. We are encouraged by St Paul to sing “hymns psalms and spiritual songs.” The reforms of the Second Vatican Council revived this ministry. The ministry is envisioned to assist the assembly in singing the mass, especially the Ordinary of the Mass (Kyrie, Gloria, Holy Holy, Lamb of God, etc.). The cantor is not a performer, but a subtle assistant to the musical participation of the assembly, whether actual or through active listening.

 

Cantors in St Mary’s provide music for various masses and liturgies.

Audition required.

Please contact the Director of Music.

 

Other Instrumentalists:

“Other instruments also may be admitted for use in divine worship… This may be done, however, only on condition that the instruments are suitable, or can be made suitable, for sacred use, accord with the dignity of the temple, and truly contribute to the edification of the faithful.” (SC 120) Please contact the Director of Music.