Music Ministry

Liturgy and Worship


St. Mary Immaculate offers a wide range of opportunities for parishioners to share their musical talent and interests. Scroll down below to see a Full Listing of the various Music Ministry groups.

Contact: Terry Henderson, Music Director, 815.436.2651 ext. 850 or thenderson@smip.org 


List of Choirs at St. Mary's:

Adult Choir 
Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm except during the summer months. The Choir is open to all people high school age and older, and usually sings at the 9:00 am Mass from September through Pentecost. No audition, just a desire to sing praise!

Youth Choir 
The Youth Choir sings at the 10:45 am Mass on Sunday (usually twice per month), and at all of the First Holy Eucharist Masses in the spring. St. Mary Immaculate Youth Choir is a group of boys and girls from 3rd to 8th grade. The group is composed of students from various local schools, including our Parish school, local public schools, and home schooled students. The season generally runs from Labor Day through Pentecost. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm.  No audition, just a desire to sing praise!

Cantors 
An audition is necessary and the ability to read music is very desirable for those interested in this ministry. Training is provided to encourage growth and development. Cantors are scheduled on rotation according to availability.

Contemporary Vocalists and Instrumentalists 
Contemporary Vocalists and Instrumentalists are desired, especially for the 6:00 pm Sunday Liturgy. We have several existing ensembles (Amplify, TGIF, Celebration, Joyful Noise) that may have openings for vocalists or instrumentalists. You may audition on an individual basis to fill possible openings or you may audition as a group.

“The Incorruptibles” Teen Contemporary Group
Open to all teens! This group leads song at the Contemporary Mass approximately once a month. They also sing for Confirmation Program Masses.  If you sing or play an instrument, this teen group may be for you! Rehearsals are the Thursday evening and Saturday morning prior to their scheduled Mass. 

Resurrection Choir 
Open to all who can be available to lead song at Funeral Masses, which occur during the day. This is an important ministry that is wonderfully supportive to the bereaved, and does not require the ability to read music. Rehearsals are 45 minutes prior to each funeral.  No audition required.

Handbell Choir 
Open to all and no audition is required. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The handbells play at Masses periodically during the year, also Christmas, Easter and other feasts.

Instrumentalists 
Instrumentalists are needed to enhance Masses and special celebrations as needed. String, woodwind, brass & percussion as well as piano/organ are all desired, with varying degrees of expertise, junior high to professional level. 


 

HISPANIC MUSIC MINISTRY

Contact:  Carmelo Valles, cvalles15@gmail.com 
 

Spanish Adult Choir
The Spanish Adult Choir rehearses year round on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. You do not need to read music in order to join. The Choir leads song in rotation with the Spanish Teen Choir for the Sunday 12:15 pm and Saturday evening Spanish 5:30 pm Masses. No audition, just a desire to sing praise!

Spanish Teen Choir
The Spanish Teen Choir rehearses year round on Saturday mornings from 11:00 am until 1:00pm. Both instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome. They lead song in rotation with the Spanish Adult and Children’s Choir for the Sunday 12:15 pm and Saturday evening Spanish 5:30 pm Masses. No audition, just a desire to sing praise!

Spanish Children’s Choir
This Children’s Choir sings for special Masses and rehearses Friday evenings from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  For several weeks prior to when they sing.  All children who have a desire to sing praise to Our Lord are welcome!
 

 


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