Music

St. Joseph Catholic Church Choir sings monthly at one of the weekend Masses. In addition, the choir sings at Holy Day Masses throughout the liturgical year and for occasional invitational events, such as caroling in December along with students and parishioners. 

 

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Q.) I don’t know how to read music.  Can I sing in the choir?

A.) Please come and join us. 

 

Q.) I heard you have a choir that sings for Mass in the Extraordinary Form.  Can I join?

A.) If you are interested in singing for the Schola Sancti Joseph, please contact Anne Marie Donlon: [email protected]

 

Q.) I have never sung in harmony.  Is that a problem?

A.) Many of our members began with similar skills.  Rehearsals will present, practice and prepare you for everything you need to be successful.  Please come and join us.

 

Q.) Antiphons are new to me.  What are they? Where can I find them? Are they difficult?

A.) The antiphons are new for many of us. They are the psalm verses and sentences that form part of the liturgy and have been present in the liturgy for centuries. They are first of the “options” for music in the Roman liturgy. You can find them in your missal. They are recited in “said” Masses and sung in place of hymns, or with hymns in sung Masses. Often, we sing versions which are very easy to learn.  As we improve, we’ll begin singing more difficult ones. 

 

Q.) My child and I really want to sing.  Can we both join?

A.) Yes! The choir is accepting new members: adults and young people (grades 3 and older).

 

 

 


Anne Marie Donlon, Choirmaster & Organist 

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: 804.733.3115, ext. 15