Sacred Music for the Glory of God and the Sanctification of the Faithful

 

The main choirs and ensembles at Saint Joan of Arc are currently on hold due to safety concerns surrounding the current global pandemic. For the time being, a small, appropriately distanced and protected choir participates in some of our Sunday Masses and Holy Days. Notifications will be sent via Flocknote as well as posted in the bulletin, website, and social media once larger choirs and ensembles can begin safely again.

 

The 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 St. Joan of Arc Parish Choir. The mission of the Parish Choir is to support congregational singing and enhance the liturgy with a high standard of musical leadership. They sing at the 9:30 am Mass on Sundays beginning in September and continuing to May, as well as special holy days and solemnities. Weekly rehearsals take place in the church on Wednesdays, 7-9 pm. Anyone high school age and up are welcome to join! Sign-up HERE.

 

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 Director of Sacred Music.

 

Instrumental Ensembles: Parishioners who play strings, woodwinds, or brass are encouraged to contact the Director of Sacred Music 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. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from the middle of October until the first Saturday in December when the show takes place. Consider having your child be a part of this annual tradition!

 

For more information on any of these ministries please contact the Director of Sacred Music, Stephen Smith, at ssmith@stjoanofarcpowell.org

 

Director of Sacred Music
Stephen Smith
ext. 323
ssmith@stjoanofarcpowell.org