Choir at St. Matthew’s is back! You are invited.
I’m Jill Kilzer, director of music and liturgy at St. Matthew’s. It’s been my privilege to make 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 sing for the Advent/Christmas season and employ the same concept for the Lent/Easter season.
Generally, we meet on Wednesdays evenings 7:15-8:15 pm in the church. (Some adaptations to time and/or place may be necessary to accommodate parish masses and other programs.) Some recordings may be available for rehearsal. As always, all voices and instrumentalists are welcome! Here’s the plan.
Our rehearsal time are focused on fellowship, prayer, and preparing to sing 3-4 songs (anthems) with parts for soprano/alto/tenor/bass per season.
“Maranatha Choir” for the seasons of Advent and Christmas.
“Marantha” means; “Come, Lord!” We embrace the season together with heart and song.
“Laetare Choir” for the seasons of Lent and Easter.
“Laetare” means “Rejoice!”
Full details for rehearsal dates and times will be provided seasonally.
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!