The St. Albert Saturday Choir sings both gospel and contemporary styles and serves at the 5:00 pm Saturday Mass and at all major parish celebrations. Rehearsals are Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. and one hour before the mass in the music room. Singer’s ages are opened. Children, Youth through adult, all are welcome to join this choir. Requirements include a love of God, music, a desire to sing, a desire to serve and the ability to make a commitment to the group and God.
This SATB adult choir sings a variety of choral literature and servesat the 9:00 am Sunday Mass and at all major parish celebrations. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. and 45 minutes before the mass in the music room. Singers’ ages are opened to adult.Members do not need to read music, but need to have a strongemphasis on leading congregations to sing and praise God. Audition is not required.
The St. Albert Youth Choir is open to all youth grades 6 th - 12 th. The choir meets for rehearsals on Sunday mornings in the music room at 10:30 AM, and for about 45 minutes following mass, to prepare for the following week. Most of our song selections derive from Contemporary Christian artists; however, we do include a variety of other styles as well. Our band employs an assortment of musical instruments, and we encourage youth members who play to participate. Our mission is to teach the youth to be prayerful and respectful during mass and to assist the congregation in praise and worship of God through music!
Contact : Gaby Gonzalez, Youth Choir Director
We gather every Saturday for practice in the Parish Center from 6 to 8 pm. The choir is open for all ages. It is specially formed by families, and together we work to form unity among other families in and out of church. We sing gospel and meditative songs according to the occasion or the pastor requires. Through our music we help people by letting them know Christ and invite them to participate in mass. We have around 60 members in our ministry but we always invite people to join us.
Contact: Alma, Claudia, and Jose Grimaldo
Cantors provide the most visible musical leadership at each celebration. Cantors serve as the psalmist, and lead the sung prayer of the assembly throughout each mass with or without a choir present. Cantors are a vital part of the music ministry and are called upon to serve in many aspects of liturgical life such as funerals, weddings, and other liturgical celebrations throughout the year, as well as Healing and Anointing services, Stations of the Cross and other prayer services.
Cantors need to have an active and positive attitude to assist and lead the congregations to worship God. Cantors are highly encouraged to serve as members of a choir in order to be fully engaged in the music ministry. Cantors are encouraged to be able to learn music on their own.
Cantors primarily lead the assembly in the singing of the psalms during Mass. When a choir is not present, the cantor leads the assembly during all songs. Auditions are required and training is on an individual basis.