Good Shepherd Catholic Community Choirs and Ensembles
Note the schedule for the remainder of the 2016-17 season for children and youth choirs.
Children’s Choir: 4/6, 4/27, 5/4, and 5/11: Regular rehearsals from 4:45 PM-5:30 PM in St. Cecilia Hall
Youth Choir:4/4, 4/25, 5/2, and 5/9: Regular rehearsals from 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM in St. Cecilia Hall
5:00 PM Masses:
4/29 and 5/13: Combined children and youth choirs
- Call time is 3:45 PM in St. Cecilia Hall
- Attire: appropriate for a professional job interview
- Parents of the children’s choir singers are strongly encouraged to sit in the choir area behind their children to help alleviate disruptions during Mass
Pizza Parties/Final Gatherings:
- 5/16: Pizza party/final gathering of the season for youth choir in St. Cecilia Hall from 4:45-5:30 PM
- 5/18: Pizza party/final gathering of the season for children’s choir in St. Cecilia Hall from 4:45-5:30 PM
- Will need parental assistance with set up, serving, and clean up
GSCC Children’s Choir: This choir ministers once a month for various liturgies. The ensemble is open to all kindergarten through third graders. Rehearsals will take place on Thursdays during the school year in the St. Cecilia Music Hall from 4:45 PM-5:30 PM. Required Forms Top
GSCC Youth Choir: This ensemble ministers once a month for various liturgies. The ensemble is open to fourth through eighth graders. They rehearse during the school year on Tuesdays in the St. Cecilia Music Hall from 4:45 PM-5:45 PM. Required Forms Top
GSCC 5:00 Mass: A cantor and an accompanist serve as music ministers for this Mass. Top
GSCC 9:00 and 11:00 Ensembles: The ensembles minister at the 9:00 and 11:00 AM Sunday masses, respectively, and comprised of singers and instrumentalists. The choirs welcome members of all ages—high school age through adults. The repertoire encompasses all styles of music, from chant and Renaissance motets to twentieth century anthems, sung a cappella or with piano or organ accompaniment. They rehearse Wednesday evenings in St. Cecilia Music Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 PM and one-half hour prior to each mass. Top
GSCC 4:00 Ensemble: This group leads the worship at the 4:00 PM Sunday mass. The repertoire is both traditional and contemporary and is accompanied by piano, guitar, and other instruments. They rehearse Sundays in the St. Cecilia Music Hall prior to mass, 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Top
GSCC Cantors: The ministry team members must have a pleasant singing voice, ability to read music, and capable of leading the assembly in the sung portions of the liturgy. An audition is required.
Cantor Guidelines Video Cantor Directives
GSCC Instrumentalists: This aspect of music ministry is for those players who possess an ability to read music and produce an acceptable tone quality on the respective instruments. An audition is required. Top
GSCC Youth Orchestra: Good Shepherd Youth Orchestra consists of students from grades seventh through twelfth. Most of the players are GSCC parishioners but all are welcome. The season runs from October through July.
Rehearsals occur twice a month on Sundays from 12:30-2:00 P.M. in St. Cecilia Hall. The orchestra plays at a parish mass once a month. So, the ensemble meets three times a month.
The special events include: the GSCC Christmas concert in December, an outreach Christmas concert (TBA), Christmas Eve mass, stations of the cross in Lent, and Easter Sunday mass.
To join, a student must be in a school band program and/or taking private lessons. There is no audition required. Required Forms Top
GSCC Handbells: The ensemble ministers for various liturgies. The ensemble rehearses on Mondays in the St. Cecilia Music Hall from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Top
GSCC Crystal Bowls: The strikers call the assembly to prayer prior to each mass. Top