The Choir at St. Jean's

The Choir of St. Jean Baptiste is the principal liturgical choir of the parish. An ensemble of professional and volunteer musicians, the Choir sings for the Solemn Mass every Sunday.

The Choir begins to perform in September through the Feast of Corpus Christi (the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ) in June and for various Holy Days throughout the year.  The repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant to music by contemporary composers.

The choir rehearses the on Sundays of each month from 10:00-10:45 AM in the Choir Room followed by Mass at 11 AM.  The Choir Room is located in the Rectory and can be reached by coming to 184 East 76 Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues).

Audition Requirements
To become a member of the choir, you should schedule an audition with the director, Richard Owen. You should be prepared to sing a solo piece of repertoire suitable for your voice and a hymn of your choosing.  It is necessary to be able to match pitch, sing rhythmically and have the ability to participate in a group, following the director.

Please contact the music director by phone at email at


If you sing or play an instrument, come join the music ministry. We always welcome new volunteers to join us at the Sunday Masses:

11:00 AM Sunday Mass; Rehearsal Sunday 10:00 AM , Choir Room.
5:30 PM Sunday Mass: Rehearsal 5:00 PM. Choir Room.

11:00 AM Sunday Mass
(1st Sunday Each Month)
Rehearsal Wednesday 5-5:30 PM, Choir Room

7:30 PM Sunday Mass; Rehearsal 7:00 PM, in the Church

Richard Owen, Jr., Director of Music
Ministries & Organist
mobile: 845-729-4986