St. Gregory Music Guild
Do you sing? Consider joining the Schola
Are you able to read at least some music, perhaps sing a bit of harmony, and are willing to dedicate yourself to learning? Consider joining the St. James Schola Cantromum (Latin for school of music) and bringing beauty to the Mass through sacred music and assisting all those gathered in lifting their hearts to the Lord.
The schola meets every Sunday from 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM for group practice and members also spend time on their own during the week learning hymns using online videos and practicing assigned pieces. Please contact Al Lamoureux, Music Director, to discuss whether or not this might be a fit for you by attending a practice: firstname.lastname@example.org. Schola member expectations: regular, on time attendance at practice and Mass, willingness to be guided by the director, and communication about any upcoming planned absences.
Play an Instrument?
If you play an instrument and would like to share your gift at one of the Masses please let us know so that together we can see if this is a fit. To play at the 8:00 AM please contact keyboardist Jeremy Dobbs: email@example.com. To play at the 10:15 Mass please contact music director Al Lamoureux: firstname.lastname@example.org. Expectations: home practice as needed, regular on time attendance at Mass, willingness to be guided by the director, and communication about any upcoming planned absences.
About Pope Gregory
St. Gregory the Great (c. 540 – 12 March 604) is known for sending missionaries to the English speaking peoples and for his role in organizing the musical repertoire of the Mass, as a result chant ever afterwards has been honored with his name: “Gregorian.”
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