Music Ministry

Image - Music Ministry page - church organ and stained glassMusic 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.

Adult Choir

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.

2016/2017 Members

 

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

Celebration Singers

The Celebration Singers perform in styles ranging from Praise & Worship to acappella 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.

2016/2017 Members

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

Cantors

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.

Resurrection Choir

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.

2016/2017 Members

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.

2016/2017 Members

From left to right:  Sandy O’Hara, Jill Robertson, Erin Everlof, Janice Brezenski, Donna Robertson, Diane Paul

Instrumentalists

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.

BASIC Band

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.

2016/2017 Members

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