MUSIC MINISTRY AT HOLY CROSS CHURCH

The Holy Cross' music ministry serves the parish by supporting the weekend masses with music along with various special events throughout the year. We welcome musicians and singers of various ability levels into several different groups who lead the congregation in sung prayer.

          MUSIC MINISTRY ENSEMBLES

 

          The Traditional Choir Join here!

          Leads in Singing at the 9:30 am Sunday liturgy (2nd ,3rd , 4th of the month)

          Rehearsals: 7 pm on Thursdays

 

          The Children's Choir (gr. 3-7)    Join here!

          Mass: 9:30 am on the1st Sunday of the month

          Rehearsals: 4:30 pm-5:15 pm on Thursdays 

          

          The Young People's Choir -YPC (gr. 8-12).     Join here!

          Leads in Singing at the 12 pm on the 1st Sunday of the month

          Rehearsals: 1st Sunday of the month at 10:45 am

 

          The Contemporary Ensemble (cantor, piano, guitars)

          Leads in Singing at the 5 pm on Saturday mass

          Rehearsals: prior to the 5 pm mass on Saturdays

          Coordinator for this mass: Sue Numrich (snumrich@ida.org

          

We are always in search of dedicated people who love to sing.  Help us make our masses beautiful, for God deserves nothing less. If you are interested in joining one of our singing groups or if you are an instrumentalist, please contact our 

Director of Music, Dr. Mariana Mihai-Zoeter at: music@hcrosschurch.org 

"Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us." Martin Luther

                                                                                                                                     

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The Traditional Choir at Holy Cross has a long tradition (first mixed choir was formed in 1972) of serving God and its parishioners using well-loved hymns from the past and newer hymns. The choir is open to all ages18 and up! 

We are always looking for new choir members. All voices- sopranos, altos, tenors, basses!  JOIN HERE!

No audition is necessary! If you can carry a tune and can climb a few stairs up to the choir loft the rest is easy! We are going to teach you the music and all the details related to music making. Nothing to worry about! 

The Traditional Choir sings for the 9:30 mass on Sundays (2nd, 3rd, 4th). Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7-9 pm. 

Come join us and together we can continue for 50 more years the legacy of choral singing here at Holy Cross. 

If you would like to take part of this important ministry, please see Dr. Mariana after mass or e-mail her at: music@hcrosschurch.org

"Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” (Psalm 95:1)
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The Holy Cross Children’s Choir is open to all children (parishioners or non-parishioners) in grades 3-7. 

The children’s choir will be participating in the music ministry at Holy Cross and will sing for the 9:30 am Sunday mass (1st Sunday of the month), Christmas,  Palm Sunday, Easter masses, and other Holy Days.  

Rehearsals are held every Thursday from 4:30 -5:15 pm in the church.

Register your child HERE!  

Why join the Holy Cross choir?  

Because the Holy Cross Children’s choir is more than just singing: 

  • Children’s choir gives children the opportunity to serve their church and a chance to minister to others through music. 

  • Working as a team with the same goal, children develop a sense of leadership, discipline, self-control, commitment, and ultimately build a Christian character. 

  • In our rehearsals, besides learning new songs, we focus on learning musical skills that aid children’s intellectual development. 

  • Children will be able to deepen their friendships with other children in the parish and community at large in a safe, structured, and fun environment.

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Participating in our parish music ministry is a beautiful way to share our God’s given talents with others.  

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”Next to the word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. It controls our hearts, minds, and spirits. ” Martin Luther
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The Young People's Choir of Holy Cross (YPC) is new to our church and its mission is to provide for young people to give praise and honor to the Lord by lifting their voices in joyful song and to enhance the Eucharistic Liturgy once a month and on special occasions.

The YPC is open to all students parishioners or non-parishioners grades 8-12. The YPC will sing at the 12 pm Sunday mass (1st Sunday of the month).

Rehearsals are on the 1st Sunday of each month at 10:45 am.

Cantors may rehearse extra on separate days.

 

All students will be taught a wide variety of liturgical music including Latin, proper vocal technique, notes, use of dynamics, singing in harmony, interpretation, and how to find the meaning behind each song.

Come JOIN the YPC and praise the Lord with the gift of your voice!

The Contemporary Ensemble provides musical leadership through contemporary song and praise at the Saturday 5pm Mass with a 4pm rehearsal prior to Mass. 

The Contemporary Ensemble is made up of a cantor, pianist, and guitar players. We are always looking for volunteer cantors to lead the assembly in song.

The primary role of the cantor is to proclaim the Responsorial Psalm at Mass. Cantors also sing the verse to the Gospel Acclamation, as well as hymns and service music with the congregation.

To become a cantor an audition will be necessary. 

 

Instrumentalists are also welcomed to join our Contemporary Ensemble. An audition will be necessary.

 

For more information, please contact the coordinator of this ensemble Sue Numrich at snumrich@ida.org

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