Music Ministry

Here's what we are singing at Mass this Lenten Season. A PDF version also is available here.

The music ministry's CD "Songs from the Heart" is available as an .mp3 download.
Check it out here!


Adult Choir

is composed of 25 members, and serves the parish community from September through June. The adult choir sings weekly at the 10:30am Mass, with rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. The choir sings for the major festival and sacramental celebrations of the parish.


Baptismal Schola

is a small group of singers that leads music at the parish's baptismal liturgy on the 4th Sunday of each month.


Cantors

are the leaders of the assembly's song. They minister at all weekend Masses and sacramental celebrations.


Children's Choir

is open to all children in grades 2-8. They sing on the first Sunday of the month at the Sunday 9am Mass and rehearse Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in the choir loft. We are proud members of the Choristers Guild, an international association of children's choirs!

January - April 2014 Schedule


ChoirChime Ensemble

You say you're interested in music ministry but can't sing? We have an opportunity for you! Join our group to add a sparkle to our music with our 4 octave set of Malmark ChoirChimes. You don't have to sing, or even be able to read music (we'll teach you what you need to know). Chimes produce a bell-like quality that enhances our choral and instrumental music.


Instrumentalists

We are looking for instrumentalists to play at Sunday Mass. You don't have to be a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, but just have an adequate performance level of an instrument. You play an orchestral instrument? Great! You play drums? We can use your talents too! In fact, all instruments are welcome. To become involved or for more information, contact Sacred Heart music ministry.


Summer Pick-Up Choir

provides a "no commitment" way to participate in music ministry during the summer months at the 10:30 am Sunday Mass. All you have to is to show up in the church at 10am, just 1/2 hour prior to the beginning of Mass. Come one Sunday during July or August, or come several...there is no minimum number of Sundays to commit yourself to attend.


Now in its seventh year, Choir Fest is a week of music, fun, food and learning, which ends with a performance and a sundae party! Led by parish music staff and education professionals.


The Organs

Sacred Heart Parish is blest with not one, but two pipe organs! Click here for the organ specifications.

 

The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this preeminence is that, as sacred song bound to the text, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.

Holy Scripture itself has bestowed praise upon sacred song, and the same may be said of the Fathers of the Church and of the Roman pontiffs, who in recent times, led by St. Pius X, have explained more precisely the ministerial function supplied by sacred music in the service of the Lord.

Therefore sacred music will be the more holy the more closely it is joined to the liturgical rite, whether by adding delight to prayer, fostering oneness of spirit, or investing the rites with greater solemnity. But the Church approves of all forms of genuine art possessing the qualities required and admits them into divine worship.

-#112, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy


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