Pope Benedict, September 12, 2008
The Music Ministry offers a broad range of opportunities for musicians of different ages and interests to get involved.
This SATB choral ensemble sings regularly at the Sunday 10 AM Mass from September through May. This choral ensemble consists mostly of adults, but it is open to teenagers. While the ability to read music is a plus, it is not required. Having a good ear and being able to sing in pitch is ideal! There is no audition for the Basilica Choir. Nonetheless, a private vocal assessment will be done by the Choir Director for section placement. Following our weekly Wednesday Supper, the Basilica Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the choir loft of the Basilica from September to June.
This group is open to children from first grade to eighth grade. We rehearse every Wednesday in the Elementary School’s music room from 2:15 to 3 PM. There is no audition for the Basilica Children’s Choir. This group of talented youngsters sings monthly at the first Saturday Vigil Mass and other special times during the year.
Sometime during the 2019 academic year, we will be starting a Youth Choir for high school students. There is no audition for the Basilica Youth Choir. We will mostly focus on music written by contemporary Christian artists.