Whether or not you consider yourself a singer, everyone in Worship is a member of the most important choir at St. Al’s: the gathered assembly. All of our music making seeks to support and enhance the one voice of this community giving thanks for God’s grace. So, keep singing!
Cantors serve the vital role of leading the assembly’s song at each weekend and festival Mass, as well as weddings and funerals. Music reading or strong ear skills are encouraged. Rehearsals are held seasonally on Saturday mornings.
This mixed-voice ensemble rehearses Tuesday from 6:00-7:15p in the Music Room, and sings three times a month at the 5:00p Saturday Mass as well as festival days as announced. Repertoire is focused on the Contemporary Christian genre. Scheduling is flexible.
This mixed-voice choir rehearses Wednesdays from 7:00p-8:30p in the Music Room, and sings twice a month at the 10:30a Sunday Mass as well as festival days as announced. Repertoire includes a broad range of traditional, contemporary, and world music.
The newest ensemble at St. Al’s, Juventi is a mixed-voice ensemble of youth in grades 8-12. It rehearses Wednesdays from 5:30p-6:15p in the Music Room, and sings once a month as well as festival days as announced. Youth of all skill levels in music are welcome and encouraged to attend.
This mixed-voice ensemble rehearses Saturday mornings at 9:00a and Sunday mornings at 11:00a in the Music Room, and sings weekly at the 12:30p Sunday Mass. Repertoire is primarily in Spanish, and comes from Latin American traditions. For more information, contact Luz Zagal.
ST. JOSEPHINE BAKHITA CHOIR
This mixed-voice choir rehearses on Sundays from 12:00p-1:00p in the Music Room, and sings once a month at the 10:30a Sunday Mass. Repertoire comes from West and Central African traditions.
This mixed-voice ensemble sings at any Mass of Christian Burial or Memorial Service, upon request by the bereaved. Rehearsal takes place immediately prior to the funeral, and attendance is flexible. For more information, contact Carol Vickery at [email protected] or 763-560-7375.
THURSDAY EVENING PRAYER GROUP
This mixed-voice ensemble rehearses in conjunction with the Thursday evening Spanish-language prayer group, and sings each week at the 6:30p Thursday Mass. For more information, contact Luz Zagal.
This three-octave handbell ensemble rehearses Tuesdays from 7:30p-8:30p, and plays once a month in a weekend Mass. Prior ringing experience is not required, and occasional ringers are welcome.
Do you play an instrument? Do you enjoy making music with others? Our community is always looking for new musicians to join us. If you’d like to offer your musical gifts in our community, please contact Andrew.