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Music Ministry

Music Ministry is an integral part of worship at St. Francis Xavier and we offer many opportunities for parishioners to enjoy both instrumental and vocal music. Below is a list of our dynamic vocal ensembles. For more information about Music Ministry at Saint Francis Xavier please contact our Director of Music Johathan Metzinger at: jonathanmetzinger@gmail.com

St. Francis Xavier Adult Choir - The SFX Adult Choir is a SATB mixed ensemble that provides music every Sunday at either the 9:30am or 11:30am Mass from Labor Day through Pentecost. The Adult Choir sings a broad range of repertoire including chant, classical, gospel, and contemporary sacred music.  Rehearsals are typically held sectionally (Women 6-7pm, Men 7-8pm) every Wednesday.  While having previous musical training is encouraged, all voice types and abilities are welcome to join.  The Adult Choir is under the direction of Jonathan Metzinger.

Magdalene Choir - The Magdalene Choir is a women's vocal ensemble that provides music at the 9:30am Sunday Mass and once a month at the 11:30am Mass from Labor Day through Pentecost.  The Magdalene Choir sings a wide array of music with a focus on contemporary Christian choral works.  Rehearsals are held every Sunday typically one hour prior to either the 9:30am or 11:30am Mass.  The ability to read music is encouraged.  The Magdalene Choir is under the direction of Joe DiCamillo.

Schola Cantorum  - The Schola Cantorum is an ensemble comprised of highly trained vocalists that serves as the core of the Adult Choir.  The Schola Cantorum specializes in florid chant and Renaissance polyphony among other challenging repertoire.  This ensemble is admitted by audition only and is under the direction of Jonathan Metzinger.

Trinity Choir - The Trinity Choir is composed of the Adult Choir, the Magdalene Choir and Schola Cantorum. This unified choir provides music at the 9:30am Mass once a month with a rehearsal the Wednesday night prior from 7:00-8:30pm.  The Trinity Choir is the perfect ensemble for those looking to be involved with Music Ministry but cannot commit to the weekly engagement of the other choirs.  This ensemble is open to all regardless of musical ability or experience and is under the direction of Jonathan Metzinger.

The Gym Mass Ensemble - The Gym Mass Ensemble is a dynamic group of vocalists and instrumentalists that provides music for the 10:15am Gym Mass. Focusing on contemporary Christian music, this ensemble incorporates guitars, bass, and drums.  The Gym Mass Ensemble provides music from Labor Day through July and is under the direction of John Geis.


 

Instrumentalists and Cantors
Instrumentalists are always welcome to enhance liturgies with their musical gifts. If you have a talent you wish to share please phone the director of music, Jonathan Metzinger, at the Parish Office.

Cantors proclaim the word and lead the congregation in song and praise. As volunteer liturgical ministers they share their talent on a rotating basis. Anyone interested in sharing his or her talent is welcome to phone the parish office for more information.


Information regarding the parish music program may be found at the Parish Office at (847) 256-4250.

 

 

 

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