Welcome to the Music Ministry Page for Notre Dame de la Mer Parish
We have a thriving and dedicated team of Liturgical Music Ministers who help enhance and encourage our worship together.
Opportunities are available in the Cantor Program, Contemporary Ensemble, Adult and Children’s Choirs.
We are always looking for dedicated instrumentalists to share their talents with us as well.
We hope that you will consider joining our talented group of Liturgical Music Ministers!
The Cantor’s function is to lead and encourage the congregation in singing during our liturgical celebrations. In preparation for the liturgical celebration, the cantor may introduce and teach new music to the congregation. Cantors lead the music at every celebration at our parish. They are our leaders of songs and psalmists. To become a cantor a simple audition is required. Cantors will be trained through workshops led by our Music Director.
All Choirs are Liturgical
The choir remains at all times part of the gathered assembly. It can serve the assembly by leading in sung prayer and by reinforcing or enhancing its singing-for example, by sharing the singing of the verses or sections of a hymn or song, alternately, by introducing a sung response or antiphon; or through harmonizing or elaborating music-for example, an anthem after communion that can aid the prayerful reflection of the congregation.
The Adult Choir most often sings at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Ann Church and sings the 8:30 a.m. Mass at The Assumption Church once per month. In addition, this group sings for evening Holy Day Masses, Christmas Eve/Morning, The Sacred Triduum, Confirmation, The Vigil of The Assumption/blessing of the sea and other Special Celebrations throughout the Church Year. The Choir sings all year round, and sings a wide variety of congregational music as well as a varied repertoire of well-composed choral music. Rehearsals are every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in our Parish Music Center.
The Contemporary Ensemble most often sings at the 8:30 a.m. Mass at the Assumption Church and sings the 10:30 a.m. Mass at the Church of St. Ann once per month. This Ensemble sings year round and sings a variety of Contemporary Catholic repertoire. All instrumentalists are welcome especially guitar, flute and percussion. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in our Parish Music Center.
Our Parish Children’s Choir is open to all children in grades 3-8. The Children’s Choir sings once per month and for Special Liturgies including Christmas, Easter and other special occasions. The Choir learns a well-rounded variety of spiritual repertoire and is introduced to leading the congregation in sung worship. Our rehearsals are held every week on Tuesday from 6:45-7:45 p.m. in the CTC music room. The Children’s Choir sings from October through June.
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For more information or to join one of our choirs here at Notre Dame de la Mer please contact Jonathan Delgado our Music Director at the Parish Office at
(609) 522-2709 Ext 219 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org