Hello and Welcome to Liturgical Music at St. Joseph Church!
We have many different choirs and musical ensembles that lead music at the different parish and school masses. Below are descriptions of the individual groups as well as contact information for leaders. On the page "Detailed Choir Information" you can find more specific information such as music lists, cantor schedules, and specific rehearsal times and dates. If you have any general questions about music, please contact me and I can answer your questions, or get you in contact with the correct person.
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Organist and Director of Music
The Gregorian Schola was founded by Br. Christian Guertin, F.F.S.C. in 1993 as a study group dedicated to the study and performance of traditional Gregorian Chant. This group regularly sings at the Saturday 5:00 p.m. Mass and is directed by Dr. Richard Lee. On a typical Saturday they sing Gregorian Chants specifically proper for the day: the Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Offertory, and Communion. The Mass settings (Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei) are also always in Latin. They also sing traditional organ-based hymnody. They generally practice on Tuesdays evenings at 7 p.m. at the Church.
If you have any questions please contact Richard Lee at or Linda Kelly at New members are always welcome! Please also see the Detailed Choir Information page for more details.
St. Joseph Traditional Choir
The St. Joseph Traditional Choir sings every Sunday at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning Mass. We welcome new members at all times. The choir specializes in singing traditional hymnody and anthems encompassing the whole range of church music, from traditional chant and polyphony all the way up to the present. They rehearse at 7 p.m. in the Chapel Center on Wednesday evenings during the fall/spring academic year. During the summer there are no rehearsals and the choir comes on Sundays.
Please see the Detailed Choir Information page for more details such as the music list and choir rehearsal schedule. Please contact Linda Kelly at for more information.
St. Joseph Cantors
The Cantors at St. Joseph help lead the hymns and Responsorial Psalms at the 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. weekend Masses. Being a cantor is a fulfilling and important job. Because of the more demanding nature of being a cantor, please contact the Director of Music, Linda Kelly at , if you are interested. The D of M will fill you in on the specific rehearsal requirements and meet with you.
St. Joseph Folk Group
The St. Joseph Folk Group sings regularly for the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. They primarily focus on more contemporary church music and use a variety of instruments including guitars, flutes, and other instruments. They rehearse thirty minutes before the 11:30 Mass. Peggy Pang leads the group and she can be contacted at .
Choirs in Spanish
The Angel Choir
The Angel Choir is the Choir for St. Joseph School. They sing for weekday all school Masses as well as a few times of the year on Sunday Mornings. Please contact Carol Laury at if you have any questions. Also, refer to the school music section of the website for more specific information.