CHOIRS & ENSEMBLES

Archangel Choir

The Archangel Choir is St. Michael’s traditional adult choir (grade 9 and beyond) that sings regularly for weekend liturgies between September and May.

 

Rehearsals: Thursday Evenings from 7-8:30 PM in the Main Church

Director: Ryan Neal

 

Brass Choir

St. Michael’s newest instrumental ensemble, the Brass Choir is a combination of brass instrumentalists from our Parish that will play for special liturgies throughout the Church year. This ensemble is open to instrumentalists in high school and beyond. A simple audition will be required for participation in this ensemble.

 

Rehearsals: TBD

Director: Ryan Neal

 

Cantors

Cantors lead our Parish in sung prayer. This ministry is open to all singers in middle school and beyond. An audition and regular participation is required to be a part of this ministry.

 

Rehearsals:  October 1, 2019

                          January 7, 2020

                          April 7, 2020

                          June 2, 2020

Coordinator: Ryan Neal

 

Chamber Choir

St. Michael’s newest vocal ensemble, the Chamber Choir is an auditioned group of experienced musicians that provides music for special liturgies through the Church year. An audition is required to participate in this ministry, open to high school students and beyond.

 

Rehearsals: TBD

Director: Ryan Neal

 

Christmas and Holy Week Choir and Orchestra

The Christmas Choir and Holy Week Choir and Orchestra is a special festival ensemble that is made up of any parishioner or instrumentalist in the Parish that likes to sing or play, but can’t commit to a regular musical ensemble. This group meets for a small number of rehearsals and sings for the Christmas Eve and Holy Week liturgies.

 

Rehearsals: Select Sunday Evenings

Director: Ryan Neal

 

Folk Group

The Folk Group is St. Michael’s longest continuing ensemble! This group is made of a combination of singers and instrumentalists that play both contemporary and traditional music for two 10 AM Masses each month, September through June.

 

Rehearsals: Second and Fourth Sunday of each month – 8-9:30 AM in the Main Church

Director: Betty Barwig

 

Funeral Choir

The Funeral Choir is open to any individual that would like to sing. There are no regularly scheduled rehearsals for this ministry.

 

Rehearsals: None

Director: Ryan Neal

 

Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir is comprised of a small number of musicians. This group typically plays at one Mass per month, as well as Christmas and Easter liturgies. Regular attendance is key for success in this ensemble, as well as the ability to read music.

 

Rehearsals: Wednesday Evenings from 6-7:30 PM in the St. Joseph Room

Director: Monica Ciesluk

 

Instrumentalists

St. Michael is blessed to have so many talented instrumentalists within our Parish. If you play an instrument and would like to play at Masses, please contact Ryan Neal in the Parish Office. All traditional instruments are welcome. We will find a place for you to play!

 

Rehearsal: TBD

Coordinator: Ryan Neal

 

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir is a group of young singers in grades three through eight that like to sing. This group sings at one Saturday Mass per month as well as Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday liturgies.

 

Director: Monica Ciesluk