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Music Ministry

VOLUNTEER FORM

CHOIR

Singers high school age and older are encouraged to join. This choir leads song at the monthly masses, as well as the annual pilgrimage. Participation in the choir requires singers to match pitch, possess the ability to sing with a group, attend rehearsals, and attend the scheduled masses. The ability to read music is a plus, but not a necessity. The choir may also sing in multiple languages. If you have any Indian Christian songs, suggestions are more than welcome.

CANTOR

Song leaders are needed at most masses, especially those masses with no choir or group present to provide the leading. Qualifications for a cantor include basic music reading skills, ability to sing in tune and tempo with a group or a single accompanist, ability to effectively engage the congregation in song.

MUSICIAN

We typically use instruments such as organ, piano, and guitar for the instrumental foundation of our musical groups and basic song-leading at Mass. All other instruments including, but not limited to, the flute, violin, cello, oboe, clarinet, harp, and percussion are used as supplemental instrumentation for these groups. Rehearsal and Mass times/dates depend on the particular group or need. Qualified instrumentalists need to possess basic music reading skills, ability to play in tune and tempo with a group or a soloist.