The music ministry of St. Andrew the Apostle strives to provide musical leadership which fosters "full, conscious and active participation" of the assembly, which assists the assembly to "express the gift of faith within them", and which "nourishes and strengthens their interior commitment of faith."
Music Ministry Responsibilities
- All singers and instrumentalists must attend at least 75% of rehearsals and liturgies.
- All singers and instrumentalists must attend the Diocesan Called To Protect Class.
- All singers and instrumentalists are highly encouraged to attend Adult Formation Classes at St. Andrew the Apostle.
- When leaving the music ministry, all singers and instrumentalists are required to return all music, music books, etc. that have been loaned to them by St. Andrew the Apostle.
Saturday 5:00pm Ensemble
Under the co-direction of Deborah Melita and Roland Paquin, this ensemble rehearses on Thursday nights at 7:00pm in the church. Because this is a small ensemble of singers with everyone on individual microphones, this is an audition group. All instrumentalists must also audition before joining.
Sunday 9:00am Choir
Under the direction of Anjanette Indelicato, the adult choir, open to all singers who can match pitch, sings at the 9:00am Mass and rehearses in the church on Tuesdays at 7PM. Instrumentalists rehearse once a month, on a Sunday afternoon; all instrumentalists must audition before joining.
Sunday 11:00am Ensemble
Under the direction of Anjanette Indelicato, this group of singers currently rehearses with the choir on Tuesday nights. Because this is a small ensemble of singers with everyone on individual microphones, this is an audition group. Instrumentalists rehearse once a month, on a Sunday afternoon; all instrumentalists must audition before joining.
Children's Choir is for children in Grades 2-8. The Choir sings monthly during Masses, typically the 11:00am Mass.
The Children's Choir commits to rehearsing weekly in church on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:00pm. All singers are expected to be present at every rehearsal and liturgy unless a call is received. In general, we will rehearse when RE is in session.