I’m Jill Kilzer, director of music and liturgy at St. Matthew’s. It’s been my privilege to making music with you since about 2007. St. Matthew’s is a unique place: not only does it identify strongly with Vatican II, it is a parish that values and has good liturgy. I very much appreciate the parish support of liturgy and music and especially enjoy hearing you lift your voices in song at our celebrations. Thank you!
It’s time once again to make an opportunity for choir and fellowship at St. Matts! We will embrace the concept of a “Festival Choir.” “Festival Choir” means we rehearse for a limited number of weeks, to prepare for a limited number of services. We will start with Advent/Christmas season and later employ the same concept for the Lent/Easter season. Generally, we will meet on Wednesdays evenings 7-8pm in the church. (Some adaptations to time and/or place may be necessary to accommodate parish masses and other programs.) We may also explore the option of hybrid rehearsals where some attend in person and others attend online with rehearsal recordings available. As always, all voices and instrumentalists are welcome! Here’s the plan-
“Maranatha Choir” for the seasons of Advent and Christmas.
“Marantha” means; “Come, Lord!” Let’s embrace the season together with heart and song.
Our rehearsal time will be focused on fellowship, prayer, and preparing to sing 3-4 songs (anthems) with parts for soprano/alto/tenor/bass per season.
We will gather to rehearse on Wednesdays as noted below:
- November 9 @7PM, Nov 16 @8PM, (Skip Nov 23) Nov 30 @7PM.
- Dec 7 @7:45, Dec 14 @7PM, Dec 21@7PM (Skip Dec 28 and Jan 4)
We will sing at select weekend masses:
- Sunday, Dec 11, Gaudete Sunday 10:15 Mass (9:30 warmup)
- Saturday, Dec 24, Christmas Eve, 4:15 Mass (3:15 warmup)
- Sunday, January 8, Epiphany, 10:15 Mass (9:30 warmup)
We will plan on a “Laetare Choir” for the seasons of Lent and Easter with a similar rehearsal and singing at mass schedule. “Laetare” means “Rejoice!” Full details for rehearsal dates and time to come.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration. Looking forward to seeing as many of you as can come – as many times as you can come.
Please spread the word and invite others who would enjoy this opportunity!