Music is an essential part of our worship experience. The gathered community voices its praise and prayer through lifted voices, often in song. Music ministers realize the importance of music in liturgy and are willing to work with dedication toward the fullest possible expression of sung prayer. Working to achieve this provides an opportunity for the music ministers to develop as individuals a sense of personal spirituality while giving to the community their talents and gifts. The community of Our Lord Christ the King benefits from the efforts of its music ministers in true celebration of God present in its gathering. The members of the choir, contemporary ensemble and musicians provide an opportunity for meaningful worship at Sunday Eucharist and other liturgical experiences throughout the year.
“Clap your hands, all peoples, acclaim God with shouts of joy. For he is king of the whole world; learn the music, let it sound for God!”
— Psalm 47: 1,7
- Members of the Choir rehearse once per week on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 from September through May/June.
- The Choir sings at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass each Sunday of the month.
- The Choir may sing occasionally for funerals or weddings on an as needed/requested basis.
- The Choir sings for additional parish celebrations such as the Feast of Christ the King, Midnight Mass, Easter Vigil, and evening choral programs.
- Music ministers are expected to attend rehearsal regularly. Any member, who is unable to attend a rehearsal or to be present when his/her group sings, should inform the director as far in advance as possible.
- Music ministers, who have missed a rehearsal should not expect to sing new or particularly difficult or involved selections on the following Sunday. Members should respect the need for rehearsal and for those who are prepared.
- Music ministers must remember at all times the need for a prayerful attitude while at all liturgical celebrations. Although our music ministers are located in the choir loft, they are still members of the community of prayer. Prayer begins at or before the prelude and concludes following the song of Sending Forth.
- The Choir and Contemporary Ensemble welcome new members. Please contact the parish office for additional information.