Music, a gift and a blessing from God, has played a very important role in Catholic Liturgy for the past two thousand years. The Bible resounds with praise and thanks to God through music. In the Old Testament music played a number of different roles, including assisting in the memorization of God’s truth and in reminding God’s people of their salvation. In the New Testament, God’s people gather together to express their praise to him and to build one another up in the faith. A rich variety of music that is in harmony with the ministry of God’s word is a significant part of the life of the church and points towards the role of music in our praise of God in heaven.
Here at St. Francis de Sales we are blessed to have talented musicians who are able to help us raise our hearts and minds to praise God. Come share your talents with us and help us make a joyful noise.
Saturday 5:00pm Choir:
The Youth choir has a long history with the parish. It is full of young people who love singing and have a strong desire to improve their vocal abilities. The choir will take members at about the age of nine (it is important that they are able to read comfortably); teenagers and young adults are also encouraged to join. How to sign up? Members are asked to speak with Mark, Ciara or Adaisha after Saturday evening mass to inquire about the audition process along with other obligations. Although reading music is not a requirement it is highly encouraged as many pieces require singing in harmony. The choir does help members to develop sight-reading abilities.
Sunday 8:30am Choir:
This choir is an eclectic group of people with the collective desire to sing (through voice and instrument) in communion with one another and the congregation, in celebration of the Mass. This choir is always open to new singers. No experience or note reading required, just a commitment to practice songs at home before rehearsal on Sunday morning, one hour before mass. If interested, please contact Tatjana at email@example.com.
Sunday 10:15am Choir:
This choir is a gathering of individuals who come together each week to share their love of praising God with music. As an auditioned choir, we review our member needs regularly. We are currently open to new members, particularly alto, tenor, baritone and bass singers. While not mandatory, it is helpful if you are able to read music as we try to sing harmonies where possible. If interested, please contact Nadine at 905-683-3217 and leave a message.
Sunday 12:00pm Choir:
A group of dynamic individuals whose common goal is to serve and praise God through the gift of music. We always welcome new talents of all types (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass). This is an auditioned choir and very helpful if able to read music as we try to sing harmonies where possible. A ‘fun’ group where friendship goes beyond singing in the church as we also celebrate each members’ and its families milestones. Majority of the members have more than 5 years of service to this choir and church. If interested, please contact Cris at 647-994-8133 and leave a message.
Sunday 7:00pm Choir:
This choir is focused on enhancing the liturgy and spirituality of the Mass through beautiful, sacred music. Singing most songs in 4 part harmony, the choir currently has open positions for male singers (tenor, baritone, bass). Interested singers must be able to read music at some level. Weekly rehearsals are held on Sundays at 5:45pm, followed by Mass at 7pm. If interested, please contact Edmar at firstname.lastname@example.org and we also invite you to visit our YouTube channel at SFDSSunday7pmChoirAjax.
Current Mass Setting being used at St. Francis de Sales Parish.