Music Ensembles

Music Ensembles

Singers and musicians are invited to share their gifts as instrumentalists, cantors, and choir members at the seven weekend liturgies and on various liturgical holy days.

Adult Choir: Voces fidei

Voces Fidei is open to high school students and older, and sings at the 10 a.m. Mass on Sundays, as well as for  special liturgies throughout the year. The choir rehearses Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in the church. Anyone who loves to sing is welcome to speak to the Director at any time to request an informal audition. This group is in particular need of male voices. If you are interested in becoming part of this ministry please contact David Cochrane, Choral Director. Choir members can view the Choir Calendar for the current season here.

 Spanish Choir: EL Coro

The Spanish Choir sings at the 2 p.m. Sunday Spanish Mass.  This lively choir sings in Spanish, uses a variety of voices and instrumentalists, and rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. For further information contact Terra Chadwick.

Un grupo de cantores, cantantes y músicos sirven domingos a las 2:00 p.m. Se invita a los cantantes y músicos a compartir sus dones como instrumentistas, cantores, y miembros del coro. Si está interesado en aprender más sobre el compromiso de este ministero, contactar a la encargada del coro.

Staff Contact: Terra Chadwick

Noon Mass Ensemble

The Noon Mass Ensemble is led by guitarist and vocalist  Vince  Pace. He leads the ensemble in a variety of styles and welcomes singers and additional instrumentalists.  The group currently practices on Sunday mornings before the 12:00 pm Mass. For information on joining this group contact Vince Pace at 803.446.8788. 

 

  Children’s Choir: Vox angelorum 

The first year of Vox angelorum was a great success. The choir performed at approximately 10 liturgies throughout the year, singing music from great composers, such as Mozart, Haydn, Brahms, Rutter, among many other traditional and contemporary hymns of the Catholic church.  The goal of the SJN children's music program is to create a comprehensive music program oriented in the Catholic faith that teaches the choristers how to pray through a wide variety of genres in music.  The program offers the choristers basic music theory skills, vocal pedagogy, solo singing skills, and the vocal techniques to sing Renaissance through contemporary music. 

The music program is divided into two semesters that mirrors the academic school year.  Each chorister is required to attend one rehearsal a week. Two rehearsals will be offered each week and each chorister is allowed to attend the rehearsal most convenient for their family.  If interested, contact David Cochrane.

After one full-year as a member of Vox angelorum each chorister will receive a SJN Chorister Pin that they can proudly wear to show their leadership in the SJN Children’s Music Ministry. The Chorister Pin levels are as follows:

1-2 Years: SJN Chorister (Navy Blue)

3-4 Years: SJN Senior Chorister (Garnet)

Alumni: SJN Alumni Chorister (Crystal)

Please click here for the 2015 Fall Syllabus.  

Collegium Cantorum

A group of men and women (high school and adult) who serve as psalmists/cantors at most Masses.  Anyone who wants to participate in the ministry of leading the assembly in singing, and proclaiming the Word in song, must audition with the Director of Music and participate in Cantor formation.  This group also rehearses together as a Collegium and sing various small ensemble and Renaissance/Baroque works throughout the liturgical year.  Please contact David Cochrane, if you are interested in this ministry.

 

The Contemporary Ensemble

A newly-formed Ensemble is set to lead  the singing at the Sunday evening 5 p.m. Mass in a lively contemporary style.  The group is composed of professional musicians and seeks additional vocalists and instrumentalists. Both youth and adults are invited to participate in this music ministry.  For more information about Mass schedules and rehearsals, please contact  David Cochrane.