Music is an integral part of our celebrations and contributes greatly to our worship community. Music reading ability is helpful, but not necessary to participate in the many offerings of our St. Anastasia’s music ministry. Email Evelyn Schuette for information.
The Adult Choir sings regularly at the 10:15 am Sunday Mass and for special liturgies throughout the year. Choral music of all periods and styles is explored and performed with great finesse! Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, September through early June. A serious commitment to the rehearsal and performance schedule is required.
Front row, left to right: Anna Bakonyi, Jennifer Sandel, Annette Sabe, Nancy Randall, Rick Rybicki
2nd row, left to right: Bob Westbury, Janet Culpepper, Terry Slater, Michelle Ward, Ann Johnson, Evelyn Schuette
3rd row, left to right: Bob Preston, Fred Przybsz, Don Sabbe, Bill Johnson, Matt Kozlowski
Not pictured: Carol Kay, Michele Lang-Smith, John Madden, Kathy Spern, Mary Urbanik, Steve Wesoloski
The Celebration Singers perform in styles ranging from Praise & Worship to a cappella SATB. The ensemble, which ministers at the 8:15 AM Sunday Mass, consists of singers and instrumentalists who desire to share their musical talents within our community. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 7:30 – 9:00 PM.
From left to right: Mike Martin, Rick Rybicki, Dan Tardiff, Craig Koepele, Jim Murray, Matt Kozlowski, Kaitlin Yarbrough, Cydney Cepiga, Soon Young-Lynch
Not pictured: Pat Pillot, Debi Szeliga
Confident singers who wish to lead the assembly in song are encouraged to audition for this ministry. Rehearsals are before each Mass and held periodically throughout the year. Vocal experience and music reading skills are necessary.
The Resurrection Choir sings at all the funeral and memorial liturgies at St. Anastasia. Through musical leadership, this group provides comfort to grieving families. Members of this choir must have mornings free. Rehearsals are held prior to each Liturgy.
From left to right: Rem Mandap, Carole Kosciolek, Steve Randall, Nancy Randall, Anna Bakonyi, Bob Preston, Heidi Fillion, Carol Kay, Christine Kaiser, Angela Mazur, John Sunne, Jim Kennedy, Rita Martuscelli, Ken Braun, Leonor Mandap, JoAnn Preston
Not pictured: Carol Sharer, Maggie Knepp, Sheryl Tominac, Carolyn Hernandez, Joan Burcar, Kathy Sheridan, Norm Brinkman, Terry Slater, Ann Johnson
Adult Handbell Choir
Adults who are interested in the art of handbell ringing are encouraged to participate in this ministry. Music reading ability is required. Rehearsals are held Wednesdays from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm from October until May. A serious commitment to the rehearsal and performance schedule is required.
From left to right: Sandy O’Hara, Jill Robertson, Erin Everlof, Janice Brezenski, Donna Robertson, Diane Paul
Members of St. Anastasia Church who are talented at playing a musical instrument are welcome to share their gifts with the worshiping community. Opportunities for solos and ensembles abound with the many liturgies celebrated throughout the year.
The B.A.S.I.C. Band (Brothers and Sisters in Christ) plays a combination of contemporary Christian music and traditional hymns that will uplift your spirit during the Sunday 5 p.m. Mass. The rehearsals are on Sundays at 3:30 p.m.
From left to right: Ken Dudek, Cameron Hachigian, Josh Ross, Rebecca Vaneecke, Roger Sanders, Chris Jensen, Bill Jensen, Richard Ktona
Not pictured: Charlie Sunne, Adel Waheb
Spanish Music Group
The Spanish Music Group provides music for the Spanish Mass held on the 4th Saturday of every month at 6 p.m. Rehearsals are every other Thursday from 7 to 9 pm.
From left to right: Erika Gonzalez, Claudia Chávez, Maria Colin, Victor Colin, Jesus Morones (with little David)