Music

“I will sing to the LORD as long as I live, I will sing praise to my God while I have being.”  Psalm 104:33

Your talent is God’s gift to you.  What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Make Music, Serve the Community!

How do I get started?
Contact  Jane VanHouten,  Music Director, to get more information or to sign up.  janev@strobertchurch.org or 676-9111 x120

 

Group Descriptions 

Chamber Choir

This ensemble is dedicated to celebrating the choral arts as a living vibrant tradition in the Roman Catholic Church. Members are men and women from various musical backgrounds and a wide variety of professions. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights at 6:30 P.M. All parts are needed; Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass. This ensemble serves the mass on Sunday mornings.
Please join our musical family!

St. Robert’s Youth Choirs

A three tiered choral program dedicated to music literacy and proper vocal technique.

CHERUB CHOIR grades K-2 meet Thurs. 4:30-5 P.M.

ST. GREGORY grades 3-5 are mentored by the highest choir members of ST. CECILIA grades 6-8. This combined choir meets Thurs at 5:30-6:30 P.M.

RSCM (Royal School of Church Music) training is essential to our process. The mission of this choral program is to encourage and support our youth in their spiritual and musical education in order to serve the worship experience of our community.

Resurrection Choir
This is an extremely important pastoral ministry to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Meeting an hour prior to the funeral we uplift the Mass of the Resurrection to support those in need.  Please sign up to be contacted for this beautiful ministry.

Music Worship Team
This ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists serve the Liturgy leading the congregation in song during weekly masses. The Music Worship Team are expected to attend weekly practices and Sunday Mass. Our Worship Team will be participating in various events outside of Mass; Middle School and Teen Youth group events, Benedictions, and reflective worship nights.
By audition only.

Cantors – Leaders of Song/Psalmists

This is a ministry for those who have strong vocal technique and leadership skills. Cantors have an essential role in serving the Mass.   Anyone interested in the cantor program should contact Jane VanHouten.

Newminster Schola Cantorum
A select choral ensemble of approximately 16 musicians from the Chamber Choir who display the highest musical excellence. The group explores a challenging repertoire ranging from classical part songs and Renaissance motets to contemporary compositions. Note reading and personal practice is expected. By audition only.

Newminster Ringers 

This is a unique and fun ensemble that rings chimes and handbells. Members are expected to have basic to advanced music reading skills. Please contact Jane VanHouten, Music Director, if interested in joining the fun! They meet Sundays at 7:30 pm.

Instrumentalists (HS-Adult)

If you play an instrument, you are encouraged to join us.  Please contact Jane VanHouten to see which group you should join.  Percussionists, guitarists, bass players, strings, brass and woodwinds are all encouraged to play.  A variety of different instruments can add a whole new dimension to the music life of a parish.

Director of Liturgical Music: Jane VanHouten 616.676.9111 (Ext. 120) E-mail:  janev@strobertchurch.org

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