Music Ministries

 

The Adult Choir supports the worshipping assembly once a month during the liturgies of September-early June. It is also the main choir for the Midnight Mass at Christmas, Holy Week celebrations and Confirmation. Aside from the regularly planned songs and responses, this choir presents a wide range of musical repertoire of varying styles and difficulty. Rehearsals for the Adult Choir take place in the church on Wednesday nights 7-8:00pm. Membership is open to all adults and high school teens who feel the call to serve God and this faith community through sung praise and prayer.

The Cantor is a music minister that leads the congregation in their worship through music. The Cantor is a key participant in the Liturgy as they proclaim the Responsorial Psalm during Liturgy of the Word at the weekend Masses andspecial liturgies. Cantors may lead the congregation by themselves or sing in small groups. We will assist you and ease you into this ministry and help you gain confidence in leading the singing at Mass. Cantors may be asked to minister at any of the weekend Masses and Holy Days.

The Organists and Pianists are the heart and musical soul of the church in the accompaniment of our cantors and choirs. As a key participant in the Liturgy at weekend Masses and special liturgies, our organists and pianists should be confident in playing before a large congregation. The music is provided with ample time to learn and feel comfortable. Organists/Pianists may be asked to minister at any of the weekend Masses and Holy Days. Ability to play a pipe organ is greatly welcomed!

The Junior High Chorus, meets before school in the grade school music room. On selected dates, this chorus sings the Mass on the weekend as well as the school Mass on Friday. They have also performed at various functions throughout the community. Partnered with the St. Anthony High School Chorus, they perform a winter Christmas concert in the church and a spring concert held at the high school.

The SAHS chorus meets during scheduled class times at the high school. On selected dates, this chorus sings the Mass on the weekend as well as the school Mass on Friday. They have also performed at various functions through the community. Partnered with the St. Anthony Junior High Chorus, they perform a winter Christmas concert in the church and a spring concert held at the high school. If you are a parishioner of St. Anthony and attend a different school, you are still more than welcome to join us for the singing at the weekend Mass.

The Pueri Cantores choir is offered for the serious singing students in grades 4-8. This spirited choir rehearses every Wednesday in the parish center from 3:00-4:30 P.M. On selected dates, this choir sings the Mass on the weekend as well as the school Mass on Thursday. Depending upon the location, our Pueri Cantores Choir may also prepare to participate in the annual American Federal Pueri Cantores Regional Festival and Masses. This choir does anticipate full participation and cooperation.

The Men's choir meets in church on Wednesday's from 6:15- 7:15 P.M. at the piano. This choir meets on Wednesday's before the Adult Choir so if you are interested in participating in both, you'll only have one night of rehearsal! The Men's Choir is open to all men of the parish and you are more than welcome to come any Wednesday and see for yourself if this choir is for you.

The Resurrection Choir shares their voices in the celebration of life! This all volunteer adult choir graciously gives of their time and voice to sing for funerals at St. Anthony church upon request from the family. This choir does not rehearse, but their commitment and willingness to come on a moment's notice gives witness to the expression, "singing is praying twice".

The St Cecilia Guitar Group has become a tradition of music ministry at St. Anthony for almost 30 years. They use piano, acoustic guitar, and their voices to lead the congregation in song at the 9:15 Mass on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.