Music is an integral part of our celebrations and contributes greatly to our worshiping community. Music reading ability is helpful, but not necessary to participate in the many offerings of our music ministry.
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! A major choral work with orchestra is performed as the prelude to Christmas Midnight Mass. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm, September through early June. A serious commitment to the rehearsal and performance schedule is required.
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.
Confident singers who wish to lead the assembly in song are encouraged to audition for this ministry. Rehearsals are 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 service.
Adult Handbell Choir
Adults who are interested in the art of handbell ringing are encouraged to participate in this ministry. Some music reading ability is helpful, but not necessary. Ten adults are needed to ring our 3-octave, 37-note set of handbells. Rehearsals are held Mondays 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm, and a serious commitment to the rehearsal and performance schedule is required.
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. Orchestras for Christmas and Easter services are comprised mainly of the many talented musicians within the parish.
Our Children’s Choir explores vocal techniques and sight-singing skills associated with the developing voice, in addition to learning music for liturgy. Open to children in grades 4 – 7, rehearsals are held Monday evenings 5:45 – 6:45 pm during the religious education school year. They will practice in the choir room. The first singing engagement will be at the Children’s Mass on Christmas Eve (4 pm).