Music Ministry at Saint Bridget
"Psallam Spiritu et Mente"
"I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the understanding also"
Welcome to the Saint Bridget Music Ministry! This is your resource for information about parish music groups & for wedding music and program templates. Please do not hesitate to contact Music Minister Allen Bean or Music Ministry Coordinator Trish Markow with any questions you may have.
Parish Adult Choir
This choir presents choral music & leads the liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses. This choir rehearses Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., September to June, & Sundays at 10:00 a.m. (most Sundays of the year). Parish Adult Choir is a mixed (four part) choir for adults high school aged & older. No audition is required. The ability to read music is helpful, but not a prerequisite.
This auditioned, mixed adult choir sings at different Masses & special liturgies throughout the year. Schola Cantorum rehearses Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Membership in this choir is a prerequisite to serve as a Saint Bridget cantor. Cantors sing an average of two to four times per month.
Men’s Ministry Choir
This extension of the Saint Bridget Men’s Ministry sings a simple hymn in unison several times annually.
This group of adults & teenagers play, sing & lead contemporary church music at the 5:00 p.m. Sunday Masses. This choir rehearses most Sundays at 3:15 p.m.
Latest News: The Contemporary Ensemble is looking for people of all ages with a talent for singing &/or playing instruments. This exciting group is celebrating its third anniversary. The group currently consists of acoustic & bass guitars, flutes, alto saxophones, drums & other percussion & vocalists. We need more instrumentalists & singers! We also need a sound technician to operate our mixer & soundboard. In addition to warm up & Sunday Mass, musicians need to be able to read music & to commit to a weekly hour practice. We request a brief & low key try-out period, generally by singing or playing with the group several times before playing at Mass. Interested? Contact Dan Keller.
Parish Boy & Girl Choir
Children in second to eighth grades are welcome in this choir. Parents interested in the Boy or Girl Choir for their children should contact our Music Minister, Allen Bean at 282-9511 or email@example.com. The choirs sing the 4th weekend of each month and for the special events listed below. The Boy Choir rehearses most Tuesdays at 4:00 PM September – April. The Girl Choir rehearses Thursdays at 4:00 PM.
Plans are underway for the choirs to produce a CD in the fall. December will find them singing in the Annual Parish Choir Concert, at Little Sisters of the Poor, and on Christmas Eve. They have been invited to sing again for Mass at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, to perform in a concert hosted by the Richmond Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and to share a concert with the American Youth Harp Ensemble at the Cathedral – all in the winter and spring. Then, to cap the year off, our boys and girls have been invited by the American Youth Harp Ensemble to perform in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. Our boys and girls will sing a 40 minute set during a matinee concert in New York on April 27, 2013 as part of an annual subscription series that has successfully presented artists to New York audiences for thirty years.