You can participate in Music at St. Dominic by joining one of our fine ensembles, by singing with enthusiasm at Mass, and by attending special services. Our offerings include the St Dominic Choir, the Contemporary Ensemble, the Children’s Choir, Cantors, and instrumentalists. It is our desire that the Music at St. Dominic enriches your worship experience.
Consider joining this vital ministry of the church. Your participation is not only rewarding but crucial for success. All groups welcome new members.
St Dominic Choir
The St Dominic Choir sings weekly at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Additionally, the Choir sings for the liturgically rich celebrations of Christmas and Easter along with the other great feasts of the church year. New members are welcomed and encouraged. You do not need to sing like Pavarotti, but possess a love of singing and a willingness to learn and blend with the ensemble.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Adam’s Center Music Room.
St Dominic Contemporary Ensemble
The Contemporary Ensemble sings weekly at the 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass and other special occasions as needed. The Contemporary Ensemble supports the CYO liturgy and a more casual style of music. Its basis consists of piano, guitars, vocal, and instruments. New instrumentalists are welcome and need to possess the skill and playing ability to enhance the ensemble.
Rehearsals: Sundays, 4:00 p.m. in the church, prior to the 5:30 p.m. Mass.
St Dominic Cantors
The Cantors are critical to the music liturgy at St Dominic. They lead the congregation in singing at all Masses and special services as well as provide support for the Choir and the Contemporary Ensemble. Cantors are auditioned and required to read music. They must have a clear voice with good pitch, and possess the skills to create a good rapport with the congregation.
Rehearsals: In the Chapel, 30 minutes prior to Mass.
St Dominic Children’s Choir
The Children’s Choir at St Dominic is in session during the school year and open to grades 3-8. They have a flexible schedule but normally sing once a month at the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday. The Children’s Choir not only provides a wonderful enhancement to the liturgy but also teaches reading and vocal techniques to those who want to learn about music. Rehearsal and singing schedules are available from the director of the group at the beginning of each new school year.
Gloria Dei Chorale
St Dominic is privileged to be the home of the Gloria Dei Chorale, a concert community chorus (non-affiliated with St Dominic Parish), dedicated to musical excellence, glorifying God, and serving others through their collective gifts. Gloria Dei Chorale is a diverse, welcoming, ecumenical chorus open to all men and women who wish to commit of their time, talents, heart, and skills to produce fine musical experiences. Please visit their website, www.gloriadeichorale.org, for more information.