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The 8:30 Liturgy Ensemble
The 8:30 Liturgy Choir serves the 8:30 am Family Mass.  Membership includes family members (elementary to middle school students) and others who attend the 8:30 Family Mass. The ensemble rehearses at 8:00 am on Sunday morning in the Church.  This ensemble was formed in September 2007.

The 10:30 Liturgy Choir
The 10:30 am Liturgy Choir rehearses Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Church and on Sunday morning at 10:00 am.   This ensemble, in 2006 combined the former 11:00 am. Choir and the Cameroon Choir of the parish.   They prepare various styles of music including the use of the Cameroon Hymnal for the Sunday Liturgy and special Liturgical celebrations.  The choir sings weekly from mid-September through mid-May. All voices, Soprano, Alto and Tenor and Bass are always needed.

The 5:00 Contemporary Music Ensemble
The 5:00 pm Contemporary Music Ensemble rehearses on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm in the sanctuary of the church. This high-energy group prepares contemporary liturgical music for the 5:00 pm Sunday mass year-round. All Middle-school and older singers and instrumentalists are invited to share their talents.

The Liturgical Festival Choir
Christmas Eve and Day Masses, along with Holy Week’s Triduum:  Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil; this ensemble welcomes all of the parish’s music ensembles to share their talents. Those who do not regularly sing are invited to attend special rehearsals. Separate rehearsals are announced for this ensemble. Watch the weekly bulletin for dates and times.

The Children`s Christmas Choir
The Children`s Christmas Choir is for children in grades 1-6 (must be able to read) who would like to join in fun musical activities and sing in a choir for Christmas Eve Mass. The Children’s Christmas choir will rehearse in the Church on December 10th, 17th and 23rd at 6:30 pm. We will meet in the Church at 3:00 pm on Christmas Eve.  Parents are needed to assist the choir during rehearsals and at Mass. Instrumentalists are also needed to play for the Children’s Choir. Al pertinent details can be found in this document… Childrens Christmas Choir 2017

Instrumentalists
Let us know you’re out there.  I would be happy to involve you on a regular or occasional basis.

Cantor Ministry
The Cantor ministry leads the sung prayers of Sunday’s Masses, Weddings, Funerals and Holy Days celebrations. Most cantors have studied music in college and are familiar with leading song for an assembly. Cultivating new cantors at St. John the Evangelist Parish is an ongoing tradition.