MaryAlice Clor-Miller, Director of Choirs
Chris Jensen, Musician
Jenifer Nelson, Secretary
The music ministry department at St. Jude holds a reputation of excellence. We are a vibrant community of singers and instrumentalists who love to give glory to God through the majesty of song. We are always looking for new members!
Instrumentalists: Those wanting to share their musical talents with the Parish as an instrumentalist should contact the parish office. The most common instruments used in the Liturgy as solo or in combination with other instruments and/or choir is flute, trumpet, clarinet, oboe, guitar and percussion. However, all instruments are welcome. If you have an ability to play a particular instrument and want to share your talent, please do not hesitate to make yourself known.
Cantoring: The cantor program at St. Jude is always looking for those with the gift of voice to lead our congregation in worship. The cantor is responsible for leading the hymns and proclaiming the psalm and acclamations. Those who are interested should be comfortable singing in front of large groups and have previous experience in solo work or a choir.
Adult Choir: The Adult Choir of St. Jude meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM. The choir sings twice a month at mass and on major Holy Days. The Adult Choir has traveled to Mackinaw Island, participated in choral festivals, and this past Christmas joined with St. Patrick’s of Parnell’s Adult Choir to perform Darkness Into Light a Christmas Cantata. The Adult Choir welcomes parishioners at any time to join this choral group.
Choristers: Choristers is a children’s choir with singers in grades Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Singers are exposed to various genres of religious music. Along with a repertoire of music, singers are exposed to the basic elements of music and proper choral singing. Choristers meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-6:45 PM in the lower level of church. Choristers sing once a month as well as on Christmas Eve.
Glory Group: The Glory Group is the Parish’s contemporary ensemble. Comprised of guitar, percussion, keyboard, and vocalists, this group brings a unique style to Mass. The Glory Group sings on the first weekend of each month.
Resurrection Choir: The Resurrection Choir provides music for funerals at St. Jude Parish. The group rehearses on Monday mornings from 9:15-10:15AM. The choir also sings at a few Masses each year.
Women’s Chorus: This choral ensemble is open to women of all ages. Women’s chorus meets weekly on Monday evenings from 7pm-8:30pm. The group sings monthly at various masses throughout the year.
If you are interested in any of these music ministry opportunities, or have any questions, please contact the parish office, 616-363-6885.