The mission of The Contemporary Music Ensemble at St. Matthew is to support the sung prayer of the Catholic Liturgy, reinforce the message of the Gospels, and lead the congregation into a deeper communion with God through the use of both Traditional Catholic Hymns and Contemporary Praise & Worship style music. The Ensemble consists of the Contemporary Choir and the Contemporary Band. The Contemporary Choir is open to Middle School and High School youth. The Contemporary Band is open to High School and Adult members who demonstrate proficiency on Piano, Bass, Guitar, Drums, or Percussion. Bass and Guitar players must provide their own instruments and sound equipment. We serve at the Sunday, 10:30am Mass. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:45pm in the Church. To set up an audition, email Mary Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH CHOIR NEWS
Teen Choir: The Teen choir at St. Matthew sings at the 10:30am Mass every Sunday. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 5:30-6:45pm. It is open to 8th - 12th grade students [ and young adults age 18-25]**. Singers must audition for placement in the group. The audition consists of a few scales and pitch matching exercises. One must demonstrate an ear for music in order to be considered for the Teen Choir. Instrumentalists are welcome to join the group as well, and must also demonstrate a certain level of proficiency on their instrument. In addition, they must provide their own instruments and gear. See Mary Gill at the piano after 10:30am Mass or contact her at email@example.com for more information.
Middle School Choir: The Middle School choir is new to St. Matthew this year. The members of this group will sing with the Teens at the 10:30am Mass on the last Sunday of each month. It is open to 6th - 8th grade youth who demonstrate vocal proficiency. Singers must audition for placement in the group. The audition consists of a few scales and pitch matching exercises. One must demonstrate an ear for music in order to be considered for the Middle School Choir. It also requires a commitment to join the Teen Choir for rehearsal every Wednesday from 5:30-6:45pm. See Mary Gill at the piano after 10:30am Mass or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Children’s Choir: The Children’s Choir will begin its second season at St. Matthew with rehearsal on Thursday, September 4th from 5:30-6:45pm. The group is open to all children in 1st-5th grade. No audition is required; simply a commitment to rehearsals. The Children’s Choir will sing at the 10:30am Mass 4 times per school year: October 26th , December 28th, February 22nd, and April 26th. Contact Mary Gill at email@example.com to sign up.
** pending discussion with Father