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What types of musicians are needed for the liturgy and other functions?
Cantors, instrumentalists, and pianists are welcome.
What choirs are available for various age ranges?
Little Angels (youth choir) - grades 1-2
Young Shepherds (youth choir) - grades 3-6
The Apostles of "Hymn" (youth ensemble: singers and instrumentalists) - grades 7-12
Celebration Ringers (bell choir)
Exultate Choir (adult choir)
Resurrection Choir (adult funeral choir)
When do the youth choirs rehearse and serve?
Little Angels and Young Shepherds rehearse Wednesdays, from 5:30-6:15 p.m., September through May. They sing once a month, usually at the 9:00 a.m. Mass.
When does The Apostles of "Hymn" (youth ensemble) rehearse and serve?
The Apostles of "Hymn" rehearses once a month, on a Sunday from noon-1:00 p.m. They also rehearse for an hour before the Mass in which they serve, usually the 11:00 a.m. Mass, the 4:30 p.m. Mass and Confirmation.
When does the bell choir rehearse and serve?
The Celebration Ringers rehearse Tuesdays, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., September through April. They ring once a month, usually at the 11:00 a.m. Mass, and occasionally, the 4:30 p.m. Mass, and at Easter and Christmas Masses.
When does the adult choir rehearse and serve?
The Exultate Choir rehearses Tuesdays, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., September through May. They sing weekly, usually at the 9:00 a.m. Mass, and occasionally at the 11:00 a.m. Mass. They also sing for all Holy Week liturgies and the Christmas Eve 10:00 p.m. Mass.
What is the funeral choir and when do they serve?
The Resurrection Choir supports the congregational singing and prayers at funeral liturgies of St. John Vianney parish members. When a member dies, the Resurrection Choir is called to serve; they arrive 15 minutes ahead of the service, to prepare and rehearse music for the liturgy.
Are there other musical activities available for school-aged children?
Once every 2-3 years, the parish will present a pageant or musical that all parishioners are invited to participate in. On the alternate years, the music ministry will present a concert for the parish.