The 11 am Choir serves at every 11 am Mass September through mid-June, rehearsing Sunday mornings at 10:30 am before each mass. Attendance at rehearsal before Mass is required to participate at Mass that morning. The choir is open to anyone who can carry a tune and wishes to help lead and enhance the assembly’s sung prayer. The ability to read music is not required, and there is no audition. New members are always welcome!
To sign up via online registration, please click on the following link: St. Charles Music Ministry Registration Form.
No. Although the ability to read music is helpful for joining any of our ensembles, it is not a requirement. Several current members are unable to read music, but they learn by ear. We will teach you some basic music reading skills.
There are multiple ways that one can become involved in music ministry at St. Charles, each with varying time commitments.
Women's Choir/Men's Choir, once a month rehearsals, Wednesday evening, 6:30-7:30 p.m. the week prior to their scheduled Mass.
5 p.m. Choir, bi-weekly rehearsal, Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m. the week prior to their scheduled Mass.
9 a.m. Choir, weekly rehearsal, Wednesday evenings, 7-9 p.m.
11:00 Choir, rehearse at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings prior to singing at Mass.
Children's Choir, weekly rehearsal on Tuesday afternoons; sing at weekly school Masses and once a month at a weekend Mass.
Praise Groups, bi-weekly rehearsal prior to their scheduled Mass.
Hand Bell Choir, weekly rehearsal on Wednesday evenings, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Resurrection Choir, rehearsal 30 minutes prior to a scheduled funeral.
Cantors/Psalmists, coaching session prior to a scheduled Mass.
Rehearsals take place in the church. Before serving at Mass, warm-ups occur in the music offices, with the exception of the praise groups and the bell choir. Please see each group's individual page for rehearsal times.