Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord

The Ministry of Music at Saint Rose of Lima                       johnandmatt2

Director of Music & Organist   

John Buckel

CONTACT: Mr. Buckel at 516.798.4992 x240 or e-mail: johnb@srolchurch.org   

Principal Cantor & Handbell Director

Matthew Bayen

The Parish Choir

organdedication3The Parish Choir of 40+ voices is the backbone of all major liturgies and concerts here at St. Rose and includes both professional and non-professional singers from high school to adult ages. The choir performs a wide variety of repertoire from chant-based motets to new publications. To worship and at the same time be able to share your voice with this ensemble is a truly powerful, spiritual and rewarding experience.

A simple audition is required to join. Previous choral experience is preferred. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings. The choir sings for the 11:00 am Mass on Sundays from September through May and performs multiple concerts throughout the year.

During the past few seasons, the choir has performed notable sacred music concerts including REQUIEM - Gabriel Faure, MESSIAH, Parts I & III Handel, Messe Solennelle (St. Cecilia) by Charles Gounod, with the 100+ voice Diocesan Choir of Rockville Centre, GLORIA by Vivaldi, and the Dubois, Seven Last Words of Christ.


Music Concert Series 2018 - 2019 

Organ Concert
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Music Director & Organist
St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC
Organ Concert
"Sounds of the Season"
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:30pm
Dr. David Lamb
Trinity United Methodist Church, New Albany, IN
Advent Lessons & Carols Service
Friday, December 14, 2018 – 7:30pm
Parish Choir, Youth Chorale, Bell Choirs, Brass & Organ
Christmas Eve Concert
December 24, 2018 – 8:30pm (preceding 9:00pm Choir Mass)
Parish Choir, Soloists & Organ
Epiphany Lessons & Carols Concert
Sunday, January 6, 2019 – 3:00pm
Parish Choir, Youth Chorale, Bell Choirs, Brass Orchestra & Organ
Spring Music Festival
Friday, May 24, 2019 – 7:30pm
Parish Choir, Youth Chorale, Bell Choirs, Brass Orchestra & Organ
  
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Family Liturgy Youth Chorale

choirdv3The Youth Chorale sings every Sunday for the 9:30 am Family Liturgy Mass along with the Handbell Choirs from September through May. All boys and girls who love to sing, between Grades 4 - 8 and high school choir leaders, are welcome to join. Being a part of this ensemble provides choristers the opportunity to develop strong vocal skills and proper performance etiquette. Most importantly, it gives choristers the opportunity to grow in their faith through music and share that faith with those around them. Weekly rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings.  


Youth Bell Choir

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The youth handbell choir offers boys and girls between Middle and High School grade levels an opportunity to enhance the 9:30 am Family Mass with the glorious sound of handbells. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings.  This ensemble performs multiple concerts throughout the choir season.





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The Junior Bell Choir offers boys and girls between elementary and middle school grade levels an opportunity to enhance the 9:30 am Family Liturgy Mass along with the Youth Chorale and Youth Bell Choir.  Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings, immediately following Youth Chorale rehearsals.  Many boys and girls join both ensembles.


Teen Cantors

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Appointed by the Music Director, boys & girls in the High School grade levels who show exemplary leadership as members of the Youth Chorale may become Cantors for the 9:30 am Family Mass. As a Teen Cantor, he/she will have leadership roles in presenting the weekend announcements/greetings for Mass, and helping to lead the congregation in song.

The Life Teen Band

The Life Teen Band, led by Stephanie Muhs, is made up of adults (18+) and offers contemporary-styled music for the 5:15 pm Sunday Life Teen Mass. If you are interested in playing/singing in the band, please contact our Youth Minister or see Stephanie before or after the 5:15 pm Mass.

The Pipe Organ at St. Rose - click here for Organ Specifications 

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