Music Ministry

Music Notes

How many of you had a resolution to learn or try something new this year?  Maybe choir is that thing to try! The goal is to have our tri-parish choir minister at all three of our parishes, but in order to do that, we need YOU! My goal is that by Easter, we will have a group of at least 4 people singing at least once a month at each mass offered, including the 7:15AM at St. John the Baptist (do we have enough enthusiastic early risers??)  

I know singing can be nerve-inducing for some people, and this includes me. I promise our choir is friendly, and full of people who are willing to help out any newcomers.  If you don’t know how to read music, you are in luck for the season of Lent: we will be doing a lot of Taizé, which are short, repetitive songs.  I believe that one of the greatest gifts we were given as humans is the ability to raise our voices in song; to not only create a beautiful noise, but to relay a message to all listening.    

I hear some loud and beautiful voices every week singing from the congregation.  If you think I’m talking about you, then come and join us on Wednesdays at 7pm at St. John the Baptist. We look forward to making music with you— Alison Jansen, Director of Music Ministry Email