Members of St. Joan of Arc’s Music Ministry
offer their talents lead the community in sung praise to God during the Eucharistic Liturgy.
Parish Choir: The parish choir is comprised of adult volunteers of all singing abilities. They sing a variety of sacred music ranging from chant and polyphony to music by living Catholic composers. Reading music is not a prerequisite to joining the parish choir. The mission of the parish choir is to support congregational singing and enhance the liturgy with a high standard of musical leadership. The choir sings at the 10:45 a.m. Mass on Sundays from September through May, as well as holy days and solemnities. Weekly rehearsals take place in the church on Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., starting September 4. Anyone high school age and up is welcome to join!
Cantors: Cantors must have a strong and melodic singing voice, an understanding of liturgy, and the confidence to sing in front of the entire congregation. Cantors are strongly encouraged to be members of the parish choir and will require an audition and training sessions with the music director.
Instrumentalists: Parishioners who play strings, woodwinds, or brass are encouraged to contact the music director to share their talents with the parish. We would love to have you be a part of our program, whether you play regularly or just for special events.
A Bethlehem Carol (ABC): Our annual nativity play is performed by our parish children in grades 1-8. Auditions will take place in September, and rehearsals will begin on Thursday evenings in October. These weekly rehearsals continue until the first Saturday in December when the show takes place. Contact Kristen Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Children’s Christmas Choir: If your child in grades 3-8 loves to sing, consider joining our Children’s Christmas Choir to sing at the 11 a.m. Children’s Christmas Mass on December 25. There will be a few rehearsals in preparation for this. Join us as we welcome the newborn King!
If you are interested in adult parish choir, cantoring, or being an instrumentalist, please contact Stephen Smith at email@example.com. If you are interested in A Bethlehem Carol, please contact Kristen Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org.