OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT IN OUR MUSIC MINISTRY
The Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation has a comprehensive music ministry program dedicated to leading the assembly in worship and prayer through music at Eucharist and in concert.
The Shrine Chorale is our main liturgical choir. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00. This group draws on the diverse traditions of a cappella and accompanied sacred music from the Renaissance through the twenty-first century. This choir is open to all singers high school age on up. No audition is necessary.
The Resurrection Choir sings at parish Funerals. This choir is perfect for those who can be free with little notice. Rehearsals are minimal for this choir and participation is based on your schedule – come when you are able.
The Schola Cantorum is an auditioned ensemble made up of professional musicians from our choirs. The repertoire is advanced and often in 6-8 parts. In 2017, one of the members composed the Mass of Consolation with this ensemble premiering the work.
The Adoramus Choir is a seasonal choir that rehearses on the Sundays of Lent to present a musical and narrated concert of Sacred Music on Good Friday at 12:00 Noon. This choir is ecumenical and the whole community is invited to join.
The Assumption Choir leads the music at the Shrine Park for the Mass on the Vigil of the Assumption, August 14. Rehearsals are on Sundays, starting one month before the Solemnity.
The Carey Ecumenical Choir is a large community choir that presents a concert of Sacred Advent and Christmas Music on the second Sunday of December each year.
The Basilica Children’s Choir is open to all youth singers grades 1-8. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:00. In addition to worship participation, major emphasis will be spent on voice building, teamwork, social interaction and critical listening.