Music Ministry


Members of St. Joan of Arc’s Music Ministry offer their talents lead the community in sung praise to God during the Eucharistic Liturgy.  Jubilate Deo!

The Parish Choir:   The Parish Choir singsSJOA Choir 2015 a wide variety of music, from traditional to contemporary, gospel and jazz.  This choir rehearses weekly on Wednesdays, 7-9 pm.  They sing at the 10:45 am Mass on most Sundays from September-Pentecost, and other Masses as required.  Contact the Music Director to join. SJOA Parish Choir Schedule 2016-17

Voices:  Enrollment for our youth choir, grades 3-8, occurs throughout August & September.  The Voices Choir sings at approximately 1 Mass/month, and other events as required.  Rehearsals take place on Saturdays, 3:30-4:30pm, September-March (voices-childrens-choir-schedule-2016-17).  Download and complete a childrens-choir-registration-form and return it to the Parish or PSR office.  Come sing your joy to the Lord in Voices!

Music Voices & Fleur-de-Lis Children's Choirs (2) 2015Fleur-de-Lis: Enrollment in this teaching choir for 1st & 2nd graders occurs in August & September.  Your child will learn about pitch & rhythm, the Mass & the Church in a high energy setting. Rehearsals are Wednesday, 6:00-6:30 pm, September-March (Fleur-de-Lis 2016-2017 Schedule).  If your child has PSR immediately before rehearsal, we will pick them up & bring them to rehearsal.  Download and complete a childrens-choir-registration-form and return it to the Parish  or PSR office.

Teen/Young Adult Choir:  Open to 8th graders through young adults, we rehearse at 4:00pm once a month & then sing at the 5:30 pm Mass immediately after rehearsal (2016-17 TEEN-YA Schedule).  We sing a wide variety of music & stay close to our faith by singing God’s praises.  Interested singers & instrumentalists can contact the Music Director.

Parish HandbelMusic Bells alone 2015l Choir:  The Handbell Choir rehearses Thursdays at 7 pm, September-Pentecost, and rings at 1 Mass/month, and other events as required.  The ability to read music is a great asset, but is not required.  Contact the Music Director if you are interested in learning to ring handbells. Bell Choir 2016-17 schedule.   Join us!

Music Ringers March 2015
The “Ringers” Handchime Team:
The Ringers Handchime Team teaches 4th graders and up how to read music and ring.  Some of our members go on to learn handbell technique and ring with the Bell Choir.   Rehearsals are Thursdays, 6:00-6:45 pm, January-May.  Download and complete a childrens-choir-registration-form here.  Ringers 2017 schedule will be available in December.  Contact the Music Director with questions.

Cantor Kim BloomCantors:  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 must be members of the Parish Choir.  Contact the Music Director for an audition if you wish to join our Cantor Team.

St. Joan of Roc:  This talented female vocal trio sings contemporary music along with a variety of talented musicians.  They sing at 1-2 Masses/month, and other events as requested.

Instrumental Ensembles:  Parishioners who play strings, woodwinds, brass or percussion 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.

SEASONAL ENSEMBLES:

Bethlehem Carol pic for webA Bethlehem Carol (ABC):  Our annual nativity play is performed by our parish children, in grades 1-8.  Sign-ups for ABC are on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 @ 7pm.  Auditions are for placement only – all children who sign up are placed in the show, regardless of ability.  The show can only accommodate 65 children on a first come basis.   Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from the end of October until the 1st Saturday in December when the show takes place.   Contact the Music Director for further information.  Here is a link to the schedule for our 24th production: ABC 2016 Parent info sheet

A BETHLEHEM CAROL ALUMNI CHOIR:  Any teen or adult who participated in A Bethlehem Carol throughout its 24 year history is invited to join us the Sunday after Christmas to sing for the 5:30 Mass.  Rehearsal begins at 4:00pm.  Please contact the Music Director a week prior so that a notebook is prepared for you.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CHOIR: If your child in grades 3-8 loves to sing, but is unable to make a weekly rehearsal commitment for the year, consider joining our Children’s Christmas Choir to sing at the 11:00 am Children’s Christmas Mass on December 25th.  Rehearsals for 2016 take place on Saturday, 12/3 & 12/10 and Thursday 12/22 from 3:30-4:30pm.  Join us as we welcome the newborn King!  The childrens-choir-registration-form can be downloaded here.  Please register by November 27th, 2016.

ANGELIC CHOIR:  Unable to commit to the full Parish Choir schedule? Consider joining us for Christmas Vigil and/or the Easter Triduum.  We would love to have you join us for these joyful liturgical events.  Contact the Music Director for information.

If you are interested in any of our ensembles, please contact Paula Vasey, Director of Music Ministry, 614-761-0905×319, or pvasey@stjoanofarcpowell.org.