Music Ministry

Music Ministry

Cantors, Joyful Noise Youth Choir, Holy Family Choir, Handbell Choir, Instrumentalists and Resurrection Choir.

Contact Information

For additional information or to join any music ministry, please contact Peter Sicilian at 754-1266 or via email at music@holyfamilyendwell.com.

Cantors

Cantors are liturgical ministers who proclaim the Word of God through song for the Responsorial Psalm and lead the assembly in other hymns and acclamations at liturgy. The cantors (high school teens and adults) also sing the verses of the communion song, allowing the assembly to process without books and enabling them to sing the repeating refrain. Many times during the liturgy the cantor is in sung dialogue with the people. Rehearsals are held on an individual basis. The ability to read music is preferred. Auditions are required.

Joyful Noise Youth Choir

This Choir is for all boys and girls in grades three and up. Rehearsals are filled with singing, movement and playing instruments including handbells, glockenspiels, xylophones, and various percussion instruments. What a wonderful way for our children to meet new friends and participate in this very special way at Mass! Rehearsals will be held most Sunday mornings from 9:30 – to 10:45 (see Joyful Noise calendar under “ministries” on our website). We will sing one Sunday per month and for other special liturgies from November through Easter. Please Contact Carol Porter at caroljaneporter7@icloud.com  to register or for more information.

Holy Family Choir

The Choir is a group of singers and instrumentalists (grade 9 through adult) who rehearse every Wednesday, September through June. They participate at weekend and special liturgies throughout the year. The Choir is looking for new members, instrumentalists, and singers alike. There are open positions for all singers – soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Potential instruments are guitars, winds, woodwinds, strings, and percussion. There is a short audition for instruments only. The group’s repertoire includes contemporary liturgical hymns and sacred music written specifically for ensembles. Weekly rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the church.

Handbell Choir

Handbell Choir rings 3 octaves of bells and is open to those in grade 7 through adult. No previous ringing experience is required. No auditions. The ability to read music is preferred, however, not required. Ringing is fun and fully engages the mind and body! The choir rehearses Mondays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, September to June and plays at a weekend liturgy once a month and at special liturgies throughout the year.

Resurrection Choir

Resurrection Choir sings for funeral and memorial liturgies. Their music not only enhances the sung response of the assembly, but also adds solemn dignity to the liturgy. What is the time commitment? In addition to being available for funerals (the majority are held in the morning), choir members rehearse on an as needed basis. No auditions are given. Membership in this choir is great for those who may be away during winter months and for those who may work second or third shifts.