The purpose of the music ministry and choir is to lead the congregation in song and to enhance the worship experience for the St. Edith Stein Community. We encourage the congregation to join in joyful praise thru their singing. We also take time to teach the congregation new music and Mass parts throughout the year.
The choir sings for both the 9:00 and 11:00 Sunday morning Masses every week. We meet 40 minutes before each Mass for vocal warmup and song review. Each week from September to May the choir members attend choir rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00. The choir also provides music for Holy Days, sacramental celebrations and other liturgical and faith formation events throughout the year.This is a year round ministry, though the Wednesday choir rehearsals stop during the summer months. We ask that a full commitment of time be made to singing at Sunday Masses and attending weekly rehearsals.
- Each choir member needs to have basic choral note reading skills and a knowledge of theory
- Each choir member also must have the ability to accurately match pitch
- Must also be able to sustain one’s vocal part with different harmonies occurring in a song
- New members are asked to vocalize with the Director and attend at least 3 rehearsals before singing at Mass to become familiar and comfortable with our standard musical repertoire
No cost for this ministry!!