Music

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.

MESSAGE FROM THE MUSICAL DIRECTOR

I hope our congregation, friends and family are enjoying the beautiful summer which God has given us. It has been a pleasure for me and our music ministers to praise our Lord at the Novena to Saint Anne at St. Jean’s again this year. If you have not yet attended, please feel warmly invited to participate in this unique and spiritually uplifting experience venerating the Grandmother of our Lord.  There are a few more masses including the feast on Wednesday, July 26 which I encourage you to attend and share with us.

I wish you all a blessed end of summer!

Richard Owen

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