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Music Ministry

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Music Ministry 2016-09-05T16:03:38+00:00

All with a voice, come and rejoice!

We have choirs and groups for every voice, and opportunities for bell ringing and other instruments to be heard in worship! It is an honor and joy to give our talents back to our Creator. The text from one of my favorite hymns expresses this so well:

“When in our music God is glorified, and adoration leaves no room for pride.
It is as thought the whole creation cried ALLELUIA!”
Text: F.Pratt Green
Tune: Engelberg, Charles Villiers Stanford

Please consider offering your gifts of service to God through the ministry of music.
You will be greatly blessed!

Good Shepherd Choir
This choir is open to Middle School-Adults, and sings primarily for the 11 A.M. Mass, Special Concerts, Easter Vigil, Christmas Eve Midnight Mass and also at the 9 A.M. Mass on Feast Days. Our music covers the spectrum from Gregorian Chant through Classical, Gospel and  Contemporary pieces. No auditions are necessary, but at least some basic knowledge of music reading and singing are helpful. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:30 P.M. Sunday rehearsals are at 10:30 A.M. Nancy Smith, Director

Good Shepherd Schola
This choir is open to adults and sings primarily for our Saturday 5 P.M. Mass.  Wally Walsh is the director of this choir. Noreen Walsh is the accompanist. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings at 7 P.M., and Saturday rehearsal is at  4 P.M. This choir’s repertoire uses hymns and choral anthems in parts. Requirements for the Schola would be familiarity with reading and mastering part singing. This choir also joins with the Good Shepherd Choir and Saint Cecilia Singers for concerts, Easter Vigil and Christmas Eve Midnight Mass.

Saint Cecilia Singers
All women of the parish and community are invited to join this 25 voice Women’s choir!  This choir sings at Masses many times throughout the year, as well as community concerts. The ladies also join with the Schola and Good Shepherd Choir for special seasonal concerts.  Music covers all musical genres, and can be a bit challenging! Rehearsals are Thursday mornings at 10 A.M. in the hospitality Room in the Parish Life Center. open to Teens-Adults of all ages! Nancy Smith, Director.

Cantemos Al Senor Spanish Choir
This choir is open to all Spanish speaking teens and adults. We sing primarily for the 1 P.M. Spanish Mass on Sundays. Music is traditional and contemporary Spanish hymns and anthems.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 8:30 P.M. Sunday rehearsal time is 12:15 P.M. All are welcome to come and join this exuberant group of singers! Nancy Smith, Director

Cantors “Leading God’s People in Song”
Cantors are used at our 9 A.M., 11 A.M and 1 P.M. (Spanish)  Mass as well as for weddings and funerals and other Masses as scheduled. Requirements are excellent music reading, moderate level music theory, a strong and pleasing voice, and a heartfelt desire to lead God’s people through the Psalms, Acclamations and hymns.  Men and women are welcome! To schedule an audition contact Nancy Smith, Director of Music and Liturgy at 770-887-9861 x 17, or nsmith@goodshepherdcumming.com.

Renaissance Men
All men are welcome to join this newly formed Men’s Choir! “Renaissance”, you might ask? Well, yes. Renaissance can men renewing or doing a new thing! We have not previously had a Men’s Choir, so it is a refreshing new thing! Our repertoire spans Gregorian -Spirituals. Requirements would be knowledge of reading the tenor and bass lines on music, and basic music theory. This group will sing for 9 A.M. Mass as scheduled, and join with the Good Shepherd Choir, Good Shepherd Schola and Saint Cecilia Singers for Liturgical Feast Days and concerts.

The Shepherd’s Bells
We currently have a 2-octave set of hand bells that uses the skills of 8 wonderful ringers. We play music primarily at the 9 A.M. Mass many times throughout the year, and also for Easter Vigil, Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, as well as concerts.  At this time our bell positions are filled, but if there are enough people wanting to play, we can begin another choir. Requirements for this group would be strong sight-reading skills, and basic music theory.  We play Sacred and secular music.  open to late teens-all age adults. Nancy Smith, Director

The Lamb Choir
All children K-5th grade are invited to be part of this wonderful children’s choir. Pam Bousquet, our director, will meet with children at 10:15-10:45 on Sunday mornings in the Hospitality Room. Schedules will be pre-Christmas and pre- Easter. Please watch the bulletin for upcoming meetings, or call the Music Office 470-695-7715 for more information.

Instrumentalists
We often use instruments to enhance our worship in the Mass. Please contact Nancy if you are interested in playing. All instruments welcome. Requirements would be at least 2 years of playing on your instrument, and good sight reading skills.  “Let every instrument be tuned for praise…” more text from lyricist F. Pratt Green.