Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord

The Ministry of Music at Saint Rose of Lima                       johnandmatt2

Director of Music & Organist   

John Buckel (pictured right)

CONTACT: Mr. Buckel at 516.798.4992 x240 or e-mail:   

Cantor & Associate Director

Matthew Bayen (pictured left)

The Parish Choir


Founded over forty years ago, the semi-professional Parish Choir (SATB) remains the pillar of our music ministry. The choir continues to enrich the traditional choral Mass, our most sacred liturgies, and various concerts throughout each choral season. The choir sings a vast variety of repertoire ranging from motets of the renaissance period to new publications. Singers in age from high school through mature adult are welcome to join. A simple audition is required. Previous choral experience is preferred.
Over the past 10 years, the choir has performed notable sacred music concerts including Requiem - Faure, Messiah - Handel (Parts I & III), Messe Solennelle (St. Cecilia) - Gounod (with the former Diocesan Choir of Rockville Centre), Gloria - Vivaldi, and The Seven Last Words of Christ - Dubois.                 

Concert Series Brochure 2020 - 2021 

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Youth Chorale - (suspended for the season)

(Grades 4 - 8 & High School Schola)
2019epiphanylc3Founded over twenty years ago, this ever-evolving mixed choir of boys and girls continue to enrich the Family Liturgy Mass along with the handbell ensembles from September through May. All boys and girls who love to sing are welcome to join. Being a part of this choir 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. Rehearsals are held weekly.  


High School Bell Ensemble

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Founded in 2005, this ensemble of boys and girls is made up of intermediate/advanced handbell ringers that enrich our weekend Masses, and various concerts. Almost all the members of this ensemble have gained experience from participating in the Youth Bell Ensemble and Youth Chorale. 


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(Elementary & Middle School Grades)

Founded in 2016, this ensemble invites boys and girls to participate in the Family Mass as beginner/intermediate handbell ringers where they learn the basic techniques and methods of ringing in a bell ensemble. Many of the boys and girls in the Youth Chorale participate in the Youth Handbell Ensemble.  

Teen Cantors

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 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.

Contemporary Ensemble

The contemporary ensemble, led by vocalist/pianist, Stephanie Muhs, is made up of adults (18+) and offers exceptional contemporary music for the 5:15 pm Sunday evening Mass. If you are interested in participating, then please speak with Stephanie before or after the Mass.

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