The Parish choir plays an important role in the worship and community life at St. Perpetua. We meet each Wednesday night from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to rehearse hymns, liturgy, and special music. Instead of singing every week, we take time to learn the music well and work on creating a dynamic musical experience for those in the pews as well as those in the choir. Any time is a good time to join the choir: we welcome all new members who like to sing, regardless of the level of training.
The Children's Choir at St. Perpetua is open to children in Grades 2 - 5. In addition to learning good singing techniques and basic musical concepts, the Children's Choir helps kids work together and grow together to create beautiful music that will last them a lifetime. The choir participates in masses of the parish about once per month. There are two children's choir rehearsals each week and members of the children's choir should expect to attend one or the other - Tuesdays from 3:05 - 3:50 p.m. (right after St. Perpetua school dismissal) or Tuesdays from 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. (right after early Faith Formation class dismissal). Children's Choir registration forms are available for download here.
Do people tell you that you have a good voice? Perhaps cantoring is the right ministry for you! Cantors help the congregation participate in the musical portion of the liturgy by announcing and leading the hymns and psalms at each mass. Cantors are scheduled on a rotation so you won't have to sing every weekend. Click on the link for more details!
There are always opportunities for singers to perform at mass, even if you don't have the time to join the choir or become a cantor. If you love to sing, why not share your gift with the community? This is especially great for college kids who might be home for the summer, professional singers who want to keep up their sound between gigs, or amateur singers who want to share a favorite piece. Talk with Music Director Matt Wolka if you would like to sing at St. Perpetua.
My philosophy about instruments is if there are two people playing, the music sounds 10 times better, if there are three people playing instruments, the music sounds 100 times better. As an experienced arranger and conductor, I can assure you that if you want to play your instrument - flute, oboe, violin, guitar, accordion, bass, cello, etc. - at mass, I will have some music for you to play. I'm also interested in starting some regular ensembles that would play somewhat regularly. Finally, I'd really enjoy getting a high school church rock band together that could take our liturgy to a new level. Click on the link for more details!
Music Planning Committee
Have you ever wondered, "Where do they come up with these hymns???" If you would like to be involved in planning the music for worship at St. Perpetua, you should join the music planning committee. The committee works with a variety of resources including the lectionary and several different hymnals to select music that is invigorating, worshipful, inspiring, sometimes challenging, and engaging. The music planning committee meets four times a year to plan music by the season. Contact Matt Wolka for more information.
For more info please contact Matt Wolka, Director of Music Ministries at:
(925) 299-8520 or email@example.com
Last Modified on December 15, 2008