God has bestowed upon His people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever His people sing His praises. Here at Saint Ambrose, we strive to allow each person an opportunity to praise the Lord with music, no matter where you are in your faith journey. Join us!!!
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This choir is for any PSR, day school or home-schooled child in grades 1 – 8. The choir practices every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 pm and sings once or twice a month at a Sunday Mass from September through May. This choir also sings on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Easter.
Worship the Lord with gladness; Come into His presence with singing. ~ Psalm 100:2
The FIAT Band is open to all high school students in grades 9th through 12th. The band plays every Sunday at the 5:00 pm Mass throughout the FIAT year. This group meets every Sunday from 3:30-4:15 pm to rehearse the music for that day’s Mass. All instruments are welcome!
FIAT Choir & Cantors
The FIAT Choir is open to all high school students 9th through 12th grade, and for middle school students in the 8th grade. The choir sings every Sunday at the 5:00 pm Mass. The group meets on Sundays after the FIAT Band from 4:15-5:00 pm for rehearsal. From the choir, members are encouraged to cantor and lead the congregation in song.
My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. I will praise You, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is Your love, reaching to the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be over all the earth. ~Psalm 57: 7, 9-11
The choir sings weekly at the 9:00 and 10:30 am Sunday Masses from September through June. The choir also sings for Parish celebrations and holy days, including: Christmas, Easter, First Eucharist, Confirmation, etc. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm September through Pentecost.
The instrumentalists rehearse with the choir on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm and play at the 9:00 am, 10:30 am or 12:00 pm Masses on Sundays from September through Pentecost. Separate rehearsals are also scheduled during seasonal preparation for Christmas and Easter. Instrumentalists also play for holidays, including: Christmas, Easter, All Saints’ Day, etc. Instrumentalists include: flute, guitar, bass drum, trumpet, trombone, violin, oboe, etc.
I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding. ~I Corinthians 14:15
The cantors volunteer their time and lead the congregation in song. Cantors rehearse once a month, usually on a designated Tuesday of the month. Cantors are assigned to sing 2 – 3 liturgies a month. Based upon availability, cantors are also assigned to sing for all Parish Celebrations and Holy Days, including: Christmas, Easter, First Eucharist, Confirmation, etc.
Hand Bell Choir
We ring hand bells joyfully, prayerfully and for the glory of God! The handbell choir plays a prelude song, before Communion and at other times during Mass, as well as other prayer services during the year. Practices are held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Some background in music is helpful, but not necessary. We are looking for dedicated people who will attend practices each week and to play at Masses. Feel free to stop by after Mass or speak to any of the members to join!
New Life Choir
The New Life Choir is a group that sings at funeral Masses, using their voices to console the family and friends of the deceased. Rehearsals are held in the church on Tuesday mornings from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon, from September through mid-May. We sing whenever there is a funeral held in the church. The leader and volunteers will spend approximately one hour per week rehearsing plus sing at any funeral Masses that are scheduled.While the New Life Choir members are not required to be able to read music, they must have a love of singing!
Contact: Mike Zahn at 330-225-4639 firstname.lastname@example.org