Worship Commission - Music

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE

Stephanie Klein . . . . . 402-630-4814 ([email protected] )

The Contemporary Ensemble is a great way to give your spirit a boost!  A welcoming, friendly, and flexible music group that enjoys and sharing our talents to glorify God.  We lead the congregation in song at the 8:30 Mass from September through the beginning of June, Easter, Christmas Eve at 3 PM, and special events as they arise.  The ensemble practices on Tuesday evenings and prior to Mass on the Sundays we are scheduled.   We welcome singers (ages 10 to adult) and guitarists, percussionists and other instrumentalists (high school age and older). 

 

PARISH FAMILY CHOIR

Diane Larochelle........937-427-3827 ([email protected] )

This new choir is perfect for active junior high & high school students along with busy adults and seniors. Choir members are able to sing at the 11:00 AM Mass on Sundays without the commitment of evening rehearsals. The practice is conveniently held prior to Mass. This ensemble is a great opportunity to sing as a family or to become part of the choir family.

 

SEASONAL CHOIRS & INSTRUMENTALISTS

Diane Larochelle . . . . 937-427-3827 ([email protected] )

Christmas Eve Choirs: These choirs are a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas through sacred music. Please consider joining other music lovers as we prepare for the Christmas Eve Masses. There are two Christmas Eve Choirs to choose from so pick the one that will best fit your schedule. Rehearsals begin in November. To sing at the 3pm Christmas Eve Mass, contact Stephanie Klein at [email protected]  To sing at the 10pm Christmas Eve Mass contact Diane at [email protected].

 

Holy Thursday & Easter Vigil What a wonderful and prayerful way to prepare yourself for Holy Week and the Triduum then by joining this seasonal choir. Both evenings are rich in symbolism and rituals. Music enhances these beautiful liturgies and feeds the soul. Rehearsals begin 6-7 weeks prior to Holy Week. To sing at either of these Liturgies, please contact Diane at [email protected].

 

Instrumentalists:  Intermediate and advanced instrumentalists are welcome to rehearse and participate in any of these seasonal choirs as your schedule permits. Sharing your musical abilities with our parish enhances these special liturgies. An interview/audition is required for this ministry.

 

SUMMER CHOIR

Diane Larochelle........937-427-3827 ([email protected])

Adding another activity during the school year can be so demanding for active junior high & high school students along with busy adults and seniors. Perhaps the summer months would be the perfect opportunity to join the Summer Choir. The flexible schedule allows choir members to sing at the 11:00am Mass on Sundays without the commitment of evening rehearsals. The practice is conveniently held prior to Mass. Give it a try as your summer schedule permits. This ensemble is a great opportunity to sing as a family or to become part of the choir family.

 

HAND CHIME CHOIR AND INSTRUMENTALISTS

Diane Larochelle………937-427-3827  ([email protected])

If you read music and/or play an instrument, please consider sharing your musical talents with the parish.  The Tone Chime Ringers play at special liturgies and rehearsals are scheduled as needed.  Intermediate and advanced instrumentalists are welcome to rehearse and play as your schedule permits.  An interview/audition is required for this ministry.

 

FUNERAL CHOIR

Cathy Magness ………. 937-253-5171 ext. 112 ([email protected])

The funeral choir is a group of dedicated volunteers who provide a prayerful presence at the funeral Masses and services held at Ascension.  No prior experience is required—just a love for the Ascension community!

 

SOUND TECHNICIAN MINISTRY

Diane Larochelle………..937-427-3827 ([email protected] )