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Schola Gregoriana | men/age 16+ | Gregorian chant, polyphony
Schola Gregoriana is the parish men’s schola and the primary liturgical choir. The ensemble sings for Sunday Solemn Masses, weekly Vespers, Holy Week, weddings, funerals, principal feasts, and other various feast-days throughout the year.
Schola Cantorum | boys/age 8-13, treble voices
The Schola Cantorum is the parish treble-voiced choir for boys ages 8-13. The ensemble is primarily educational and sings with Schola Gregoriana for various
Sundays and feast-days throughout the year.
All first-year choristers age 7-10 will be placed in the Novice Choir before entering the Schola Cantorum. First-year chorsiters ages 11-13 will be given
accelerated take-home curriculum and placed in the Schola Cantorum.
Schola Caeciliana | women/age 16+ | Gregorian chant, polyphony
Schola Caeciliana is the parish women’s schola, singing for our additional Sunday Sung Mass, Holy Week, weddings, funerals, and other various feast-days throughout the year.
St. Cecilia Girls Choir | girls/age 8-14, treble voices
The St. Cecilia Girls Choir is the parish treble-voiced choir for girls ages 8-14. The ensemble is primarily educational and sings with Schola Caeciliana for various Sundays and feast-days throughout the year.
All first-year choristers age 7-10 will be placed in the Novice Choir before entering the St. Cecilia Girls Choir. First-year choristers ages 11-14 will be given accelerated take-home curriculum and placed in the St. Cecilia Girls Choir.
Novice Choir | boys & girls, separate sessions/age 7-10, treble voices
The Novice Choir is a classroom-style ensemble with separate sessions for boys and girls. This choir is required for all first-year treble choristers ages 7-10.
The aim of the Novice Choir is to give children new to singing and reading music the opportunity to learn and ask questions without the pressure of performance.
All novices will join their respective ensembles (Schola Cantorum or St. Cecilia Girls Choir) at various Masses throughout the year in order to observe the flow of Holy Mass from the choir’s perspective.
VOCES Chorales | mixed/age 18+ | polyphony, audition only
VOCES Chorales is the parish mixed-choir, singing for various Sunday Solemn Masses, Holy Week, principal feasts, and other various feast days throughout the year. This ensemble is by audition only, requiring proficiency in both ensemble-singing and sightreading.
Interested in joining the Music Program? Contact the Music Director for more information!
“Let efforts be made to support and promote, in the best way possible, the higher schools of sacred music where these already exist, and to help in founding them where they do not. It is of the utmost importance that the Church herself provide for the instruction of her choirmasters, organists, and singers, according to the true principles of sacred art.” – St. Pope Pius X, Tra le sollecitudini, 1903