Music Ministry

Let everything that has breath Praise the Lord! Come, join us!

“Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate”
– St. Thomas Aquinas

Saint Andrew Music Ministry

Our mission: Our liturgical celebrations are the heart of parish life. Good music makes the liturgical prayers of the community more alive and fervent, and singing is one of the primary ways the assembly participates actively in the liturgy. Particularly inspired by sung participation, we go forth from worship to works of charity, justice and evangelization.

There are many ways to use your God-given musical talents and interests to serve your parish. Can your faith experience can be made more meaningful through these acts of service and commitment?

Cantors

Cantors serve as animators of assembly’s song and psalmists – proclaimers of the Word. They also sing in dialogue/alternation with congregation (Kyrie, communion song verses, etc.).

Adult / HS / College Choir

The Adult/HS/College Choir ministry supports the song of the assembly; enriches congregational singing with harmonies and descants; and presents choral works from various periods and styles of music to heighten texts and enrich prayer. The full choir prays and rehearses together on Wednesday evenings. For Sunday Masses…
…8:30 Mass is served by a larger subgroup of mixed (SATB) voices.
…11:15 Mass is served by an ensemble of female singers.
For Christmas, Service of Lessons and Carols, Easter Vigil and other special occasions, the entire choir serves together.

Children’s and Youth Choir

The Children’s and Youth Choirs offer opportunities to practice music ministry through on-the-job training. Rehearsing provides catechesis in liturgy as well as singing techniques and interval training.

The Youth Choir participates in Mass alone or combined with the Adult Choir about once a month, and leads the sung prayer at the Christmas Eve Family Mass. Choristers learn the fundamentals of music-reading through ChoirChime playing.

The Little Saints, our youngest music ministers, spend 30 minutes together weekly, discovering the joy and beauty of music that praises God and teaches about their faith. Each week, the children learn how to sing songs and responses for the following Sunday as well as playing games that build musical skills.

ChoirChime Ensemble

The ChoirChime Ensemble is an intergenerational group that rehearses on Wednesdays. This ministry enriches congregational song with accompaniment and plays preludes to inspire prayer and praise.


Instrumentalists

Instrumentalists can enrich liturgical music by adding tonal colors and harmonizations to music, especially for festive celebrations.


CSA Mass Ensemble

The CSA Mass Ensemble serves the 7:30 Mass. To get involved, see the director of the ensemble following a 7:30 Mass.

“The important thing is not to think much, but to love much; and so do that which best stirs you to love.”
– St. Teresa of Avila

For More Information, Contact:
Jamie Dean, Director of Music
jamie@saclemson.org
864-654-1757 x 150