The Adult Choir is open to those ages 18+. This group provides music at the weekend liturgies using a variety of styles of music. The choir members may choose which weekend Mass they will regularly attend. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 until 9:00 pm. If you are interested, please contact the Music Director.
The cantor is a leader of sung prayer stemming from the Jewish tradition of a cantor intoning the psalm. The cantor leads the Responsorial Psalm during the Liturgy of the Word and assists with song leading when a music ensemble is not present. Rehearsal times are set with the music director who will assist in vocal development and training. Prior musical experience is desirable. If you are interested, please contact the Music Director.
*Please note, you do NOT have to be a member of an ensemble in order to be a cantor.*
The Children’s Choir objective is to teach children the language of music and artistic expression within a Catholic Christian faith context. The choir is actively involved with the spiritual and liturgical life of the Church. The Children’s Choir is open to those in grades 1-5 and currently rehearses on Thursdays from 6:00 – 6:45 pm. Those interested in the Children’s Choir, please have an adult contact the Music Director.
Instrumental Ensemble Music
Instrumentalists of any sort are invited to be involved at any of the weekend liturgies. After coordinating with the Music Director, instrumentalists usually prepare on their own and arrive early to the liturgy in order to coordinate with the accompanist and cantor. New accompanists on the piano or organ are always needed. Consider sharing your gifts with your parish community. Anyone interested, please contact the Music Director.
Music Ministry at St. Bernadette’s is a volunteer ministry. All are welcome; however, there will be a short, private audition process. Vocalists will be asked to match pitch, demonstrate their vocal range, and sight-read a short example with accompaniment. Instrumentalists will be asked to play a prepared piece and sight-read a short example. This process is not intended to deny participation, but only to gauge a person’s strengths and abilities.
Matt Molesworth 919-552-8758 x243