PAUL SHAFER, MUSIC MINISTER,

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MUSIC NOTES

 


ALL ARE WELCOME!  
There are many opportunities to lend your talents and gifts in worship and song here at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Try on a group, you never know, it just might fit!  Those who sing pray twice.

Rehearsals! Rehearsals! Rehearsals!

Thursday, September 19

Adult Choir-The adult choir is open to 9th grade students- adults with a desire to sing and help lead the assembly in sung prayer.  Rehearsals are Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, and a half hour before liturgies scheduled.  The adult choir sings at one mass per weekend, and special liturgies throughout the year.  Please let us know you want to join.

Beginning Thursday, October 10

Childrens Choir- is open to all 2nd-8th grade students.  Rehearsals are after school Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm in the church and sing at one mass per month as scheduled.  During the year, choristers learn music theory as well as information about the church year.  Childrens choir is scheduled to sing October through Easter.  Following each choir rehearsal at 5pm, students are invited to stay for a 30 minute group keyboard lessons in the keyboard lab connected to the Activities Center as part of the choir experience. 

Choir with keyboard lab 4:30pm-5:30pm. Please call or email to sign up, there is a minimum number of students needed to have this group.

Cantors-The Cantor program is for soloists to help lead the assembly and encourage active participation in sung prayer.  Rehearsals are as scheduled.

Instrumentalists-  Any instrumentalist with a desire to participate in worship, please contact the music office. Rehearsals are as scheduled.

Instrumental Ensemble- A group of instrumentalists that lend their talents to worship every couple of months.  Rehearsals are as scheduled.

Resurrection Choir-This chorus is open to all parishioners who wish to sing for funeral or memorial liturgies for those buried from the St. Thomas community.  Rehearsals are one half hour before the liturgy begins.  Please call and add your name to the list.

If you have any questions, or would like more information,

please call the Music Office:  734 427-1533 or email:  PShafer@thomastheapostle.org.



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CHILDREN’S CHOIR SCHEDULE 2019-2020

2nd thru 8th Grade

Thursdays 4:30pm-5:00pm FPH Church

5:00pm-5:30pm Keyboard Lab

Dear Choristers and Parents/Guardians,

 Welcome to an exciting new season of Choristers! 

Please mark your calendars for the Saturday and Sunday Schedules and times.

We start rehearsing for Christmas in October and would like everyone to be able to participate.

I look forward to a great year of singing.

Paul Shafer

Music Minister

October

10  Rehearsal

 17  Rehearsal

 24  Rehearsal

 31  No Rehearsal

November

7    Rehearsal

14  Rehearsal

 Liturgy  Sat 16 4:30pm  /Arrive 4:00pm/

21  Rehearsal

28  No Rehearsal Thanksgiving

 December

Liturgy  Sun 8  9:00am  /Arrive 8:30am/

5    Rehearsal

12    Rehearsal

19  Rehearsal

Liturgy Christmas Eve December 24 4:00pm /Arrive 2:30pm/

ADULT CHOIR

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St. Thomas the Apostle

Adult Choir 2019-20

October 2019

Rehearsals Saturday 10/5 3pm Thursdays: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, No Rehearsal 10/31 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday 10/5 4:30pm

Sunday 10/13 9:00am  Concert 10/6 4pm Anna Moore

Sunday 10/20 11:00am

Sunday 10/27 11:00am

November 2019 

Rehearsal Saturday 11/9 3pm  Thursdays: 11/14, 11/21, No Rehearsal 11/28 6:30-8:30pm

Friday 11/1    7:00pm All Saints

Sunday 11/3 11:00am

Saturday 11/9 4:30pm   

Sunday 11/17 9:00am  St. Cecilia Sing 3pm/ Cathedral 

Sunday 11/24 11:00am  

December 2019

Saturday 12/7 3:00pm  Thursdays 12/12, 12/19 6:30-8:30pm

Sunday 12/1 11:00am Advent I  6pm Holy Hour 7pm Taize’ Service

Saturday 12/7 4:30pm Advent  II

Monday 12/9 7:00pm Immaculate Conception 

Sunday 12/15 9:00am  Advent III 

Sunday 12/22 11:00am Advent IV  (possible rehearsal following mass)

Tuesday 12/24 Midnight Mass  11:30 music program /arrive 11:00pm/

Sunday 12/29 11:00am