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Music Ministry

Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.” (Psalm 96: 1-2)

Music is an integral part of worship, especially at St. Mary of the Annunciation, where the Sunday liturgies and other Holy Days offer varied opportunities for those interested in participating in our music ministry!  We proclaim a broad range of musical styles, from traditional hymnody to contemporary music (Masses in Spanish only).  The music ministry is always inviting those who can and love to sing or play instruments to enhance the Holy Mass.

Cantors

Music at the Saturday 4:00pm Anticipation Mass is usually led by the Cantor and accompanied by Mrs. Mary McCuen on the 1947 Steinway piano and the historic 1886 Carl Barckhoff organ.  Rehearsal is at 3:00pm each Saturday before the 4:00pm Anticipation Mass in the choir loft.  If you sing and are interested in sharing your time and talent, please contact the Coordinator of Liturgical Music, Ryan Ward, at [email protected]Those in high school and older who can read music and sing solo are welcome!

St. Cecelia Choir

Music at the Sunday 10:00am Mass from September to June is led by the Cantor and the St. Cecelia Choir with accompaniment provided on the 1947 Steinway piano and the historic 1886 Carl Barckhoff organ.  This choir also sings for the Saturday Anticipation Mass each first Saturday of the month from September to June.  Rehearsal is on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30pm in the Annunciation Center Choir Room and Sunday mornings from 9:00 – 9:45am in the choir room.  If you sing and are interested in sharing your time and talent, please contact the Coordinator of Liturgical Music, Ryan Ward, at [email protected]Those in high school and older are welcome!  The ability to read music is not necessary.

Coro de San Gregorio

Music at the Sunday 12:00pm Mass is led by the Coro de San Gregorio, which includes a pianist and organist, guitarists, and singers.  Practice is held Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30pm in the choir room and Sunday mornings from 11:15 – 11:50am in the church's choir loft.  If you sing or play an instrument and are interested in sharing your time and talent, please contact the Choir Director, Dagoberto Martinez, at [email protected]Those in high school and older are welcome!  The ability to read music is not necessary.

Coro de Niños

St. Mary's is proud to have a newly formed children's choir!  Currently, music for each 7:00pm First-Friday-of-the-Month Mass and Adoration in Spanish is led by Coro de Niños.  Practice is held the two Tuesday evenings before this Mass from 6:30 – 8:00pm in the Annunciation Center Choir Room.  If your child sings and would like to join, please contact Elena Sánchez at [email protected] or the Coordinator of Liturgical Music, Ryan Ward, at [email protected]Children aged 5 – 13 years old are welcome!

Instrumentalists

Several instrumentalists collaborate throughout the year with the choirs at St. Mary of Annunciation, particularly during the seasons of Christmas and Easter as well as other feast days and special occasions.  If you play an instrument and are interested in sharing your time and talent, please contact the Coordinator of Liturgical Music, Ryan Ward, at [email protected].