Music Ministry

 

Mrs. Renee Thompson - Director

(615) 367-0085 or rthompson@stedward.org

“He who sings prays twice!”  

Music holds a special place in our liturgical celebrations.  The voice of the assembly raised in song is the most important music of the Church.   Music is an integral part of our Eucharistic liturgies, an important part of our communal celebrations.    Just as we ask Liturgical Ministers to step forward and share their gifts with the faith community, Music Ministers offer their special talents as musical leaders of the assembly that gathers to worship, praise, and pray.  It is the goal of St. Ignatius Music Ministry to support and encourage the sung prayer of the assembly and to provide an opportunity for singers and musicians of all ages to share their gifts through their musical leadership.

Qualifications for Music Ministry


Music Ministers must have a willingness to gain an understanding of sung prayer and the role of music in the liturgy.

Proficiency in singing and/or playing an instrument is required.  While specific instrumental instruction is not offered,  continuing development of musical skills and musicianship is an important part of Music Minsitry.

Attendance at rehearsals is required.  As musicians, we all know the need for practice to keep our skills sharp.  As members of an ensemble or group, it is essential that we make the time to prepare the music for worship by practicing with that group.  This is true for both Cantors and Choir Members.  Rehearsals are not only a time to learn new music and review familiar hymns, but a time to become comfortable with your fellow musicians, and with your own leadership role in our celebrations.

Music Ministers should be members of St. Ignatius.  If you attend liturgies here regularly, please consider becoming a parishioner!

Choir Rehersal Every Wednessday - 7 PM, Pashchal Hall

All are welcome, Bring a Friend

 

Call Mrs. Renee Thompson  for more information: (615) 367-0085 or

 
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