Music Ministry

Director of Music:  Patty Dolezal-Neumann
lvmusik@nycap.rr.com

Music is integral to the liturgical celebration.  It allows the community to express convictions and feelings that words alone fail to convey.  It has the power to console, uplift, and strengthen individuals and the unity of the assembly in faith and love.  There are opportunities for all parishioners to participate in OLG’s Music Ministry. Entrance into one of our choirs or ensembles is welcome at any time.

Music Ministry Opportunities

Junior Choir
For children in grades 3-5
New members are welcome anytime.  Rehearsals are Sundays from 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. throughout the school year.  This choir sings at least once a month and for all major holidays and First Eucharist.  2nd graders are encouraged to wait until Christmas to join us for the rest of the school year.  A rehearsal/liturgy schedule is distributed in the Fall and Spring.

Youth Choir
For young adults in grades 6-12
New members are welcome anytime.  Rehearsals are selected Sunday evenings from 5-6:30p.m.  We sing for selected weekend liturgies, Christmas, Palm Sunday, Easter, Confirmation, and the Graduation liturgy.  A schedule for the year is distributed in the Fall.

Adult Choir
For young adults in high school and adults
New members are welcome anytime.  Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00p.m.  We sing for Sunday liturgies, holy days, and special occasions.

Cantor Ministry
The cantor’s role is to lead the assembly in song.  Those who have a love for singing God’s praise can experience leadership through sung prayer.  Workshops focusing on vocal technique and repertoire are offered 5 times a year for all youth (Grade 7-12) and interested adults.  Workshops are scheduled for Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30p.m.

Resurrection Choir
This ministry provides support through song for grieving families at the funeral liturgy.  A love for singing and the flexibility to be available on short notice is needed.  Advance notice is provided by a phone call or email.

Instrumental Ensemble
7th grade – Adult instrumentalists are welcome.  These musicians may assist the piano in accompanying our choirs on a weekly basis.  Rehearsals begin at 7p.m. on Thursday evenings.

Special Liturgy Ensemble
Join us for special liturgies* by signing up and attending one mandatory rehearsal per liturgy.  Watch the bulletin for dates and times.  *Christmas   *Easter   *Confirmation   *Graduation