St. James Choirs

Name of Organization: 8:30 Choir
Key Contact: Jonathan Banzuela
Contact information:  JAJBanz@gmail.com
Purpose of organization: To lead the music during the 8:30 Mass
Meeting Time and Place: Practices are held
Invitation to new members: We invite new members to join us to praise the Lord.
Other: Instrumentalists are welcome!

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Name of Organization: St. James Italian Choir “Coro Italiano di St. James.”
Key Contact: Antonia Montanari
Contact information:  amontanari@sympatico.ca
Purpose of organization: Choir members sing at the Italian Mass (9:45 am) on Sundays throughout the year.
Meeting Time and Place: arranged as needed
Invitation to new members: New members always welcome!
Other: It is an advantage to be Italian speaking
 

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Name of Organization: Evening Choir
Key Contact: Tina Drakeford
Contact information:  pianobytina@gmail.com
Purpose of organization: To lead the music during the Evening Liturgies (Saturday at 5:30 pm and Sundays at 5:00 pm)
Meeting Time and Place: Practices are held Sunday evening after the 5:00 Mass.
Invitation to new members: We invite new members for either or both Saturday and Sunday
Other: Instrumentalists are welcome!
 

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Name of Organization: 11:00 Choir
Key Contact: Patricia Weinstein
Contact information: ptweinstein@gmail.com
Purpose of organization: To lead the music during the 11:00 Mass .
The 11:00 choir members also accept responsibility for extra feast and celebrations such as Festival of Lessons and Carols, Christmas ‘midnight’ carol service, January 1st, Ash Wednesday, the liturgies during the Triduum. Choir for Funerals and Weddings and special anniversaries can be requested.
Meeting Time and Place: Practices are held Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm and warm-ups on Sunday morning at 10:35 am from September to June.
Invitation to new members: We invite new members to join us to praise the Lord.

Other: Instrumentalists are welcome!

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Name of Organization: Children’s Choir
Key Contact: Patricia Weinstein
Contact information: ptweinstein@gmail.com
Members: Children of the Parish in elementary or secondary school
Purpose of organization: Celebrating our faith and learning music together
Meeting Time and Place: After school on Thursdays until 5:05 pm. We rehearse in the Church.Peanuts_transp
On the First Sunday of the month, the Children sing at the 11:00 Mass. The children also lead the music for the First Communion Mass in the Octave of Easter and present a selection during the Festival of Lessons and Carols.
Invitation to new members: We invite new members to check us out after school on a Thursday.
Other: Parents arrange snacks for their children after school and meet the children in the church after practice

Choirs for the Celebration
of the Eucharist at St. James

Offering praise and thanks to God in song is integral to the Liturgy. Singing by the people is essential. Music ministers help the gathered assembly fulfill their right and duty to participate fully, consciously and actively. If you love to sing, join the choir! All choirs practice in the Church.

* 8:30 Choir *
* Coro Italiano *
* Evening Choir *
* 11:00 Choir *
* Children’s Choir *

Although reading music is an asset it is not a requirement. Music skills in pitch and dynamics are recommended. Please speak to any choir member about your interest or questions, today. Help us make a joyful noise unto the Lord! Instrumentalists are welcome!
For more information, contact the Parish Office:
sjamesoak@sympatico.ca