Music

Music ministry is an integral part of the liturgy in which the assembly is invited to pray, evangelize, and draw closer to God and His church.  Whether your talent is in singing or playing an instrument, all are welcome and invited to lead the assembly in sung prayer! All ministries are open at any time, feel free to drop in on a rehearsal or speak to our directors throughout the year. Contact Sr. Carol Stevens,  Director of Music, cstevens@sjnstcharles.org, for more information

Cantor
The role of the Cantor is to lead the parish community in song at Mass as a solo voice. Audition required.  Requirements are a clear, pleasant voice, a willingness to serve, time for planning and rehearsals, and a commitment to your scheduled service which varies weekly.

Accompanists
Leading the congregation in song by playing the piano, keyboard, organ, or guitar is the primary role of the accompanist at Mass. Solo proficiency on these instruments and an audition is required. Commitment: Serve as scheduled, with regular rehearsals.

Instrumentalists
Instrumentalists work with various music groups to add depth to their accompaniment. Choose the group that suits your musical style. An audition is required. Commitment: Serve as scheduled, with regular rehearsals.

PRAISE Choir
Director: Joni Kotche. A fun, faith-filled SATB choir singing classical, gospel, and everything in between. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm, in the Church.

Contemporary Ensemble
Director: Joanne Wolff. A mix of vocalists and instrumentalists focusing on upbeat contemporary music. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7:00-9:00 pm, in the Church

NeuMann Band
Director: Mike Bullock. A group supporting sung prayer with drums, guitar, keyboard, flute, and vocals. Upbeat, very contemporary, and often times original. This is an auditioned group, please see the music director or ensemble members for more information.

Youth Choir (Grades 2-High School)
Director: Gina King. A fun-filled group that shares their time and talent on the second Sunday of each
month from September through April, at the 10:30 am Mass. They also sing on Christmas Eve and at the First Communion Liturgy. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings, 9:00-10:15 am, prior to singing the 10:30 am Mass. 

Sound Technician
Assist the music ministry of the parish by learning the sound system and operating the soundboard as needed.

Video Recording Technician
Use our in-house video equipment to record liturgies and/or to operate cameras for video replay to the chapel. Commitment: Five to ten Masses per year.