The most important aspect of our music ministry is its role in the celebration of the Liturgy. We strive to deepen the prayer of God’s people with the assistance of our choirs as well as our cantors.

St. Jean Baptiste is proud to host 3 separate choirs/ensembles and numerous musical presentations and events. At the 11am Sunday high mass our principal choir presents beautiful and accessible songs from the hymnal and other sources. We then have a choir at the Sunday 5:30PM mass which sings a mixture of traditional and faith and worship songs. Finally, at the Sunday 7:30PM mass, we celebrate the liturgy with our exciting Modern ensemble which features instrumentalists (woodwinds, brass, strings and a band) as well as chorus in upbeat songs.

In addition to these weekly musical offerings, we have numerous concerts featuring the top choruses, musical groups and classical ensembles from throughout the area. Resident orchestra Camerata New York will be presenting several extraordinary events over the year as part of the St. Jean Baptiste Concert Series.


Richard Owen, ST Jean Baptiste Musical Director conducting.

Handel – Messiah

C. Debussy (Excerpts –  La Mer, L’enfant prodigue, Prélude)

“Listen to the song , With All I Am, recorded at St. Jean Baptiste by Richard and Kate Owen.”