Music Ministry

Contact


Nancy Erdman,
 Director of Music Ministry,
 (716) 688-5678, Ext. 308

Michael Cygan, Associate Director of Music Ministry, (716) 688-5678, Ext. 340

Regular Vocal Ensembles

The Cantors provide vocal leadership for the various liturgies that do not have ensembles. The Cantors serve as leaders of song and as psalmists.  T

The Full of Grace 'FOG' Contemporary Ensemble provides musical leadership during the 5:30 pm Saturday Mass twice a month from September to June.  This is a vocal and instrumental ensemble that is open to new members.

The One Way Home 'OWH' Contemporary Ensemble provides musical leadership during the 5:30 pm Saturday Mass twice a month from September to June.  This is a vocal and instrumental ensemble.

The Children Choir for Sunday Mass (Grades 2-8) provides musical leadership during the 9:30 am Sunday Mass once a month from September to June.  This vocal ensemble is open to children in Grades 2-8 and it rehearses on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm.

The High School Choir provides musical leadership during the 9:30 am Sunday Mass once or twice a month from September to June.  This vocal ensemble is open to high school students and it rehearses just before Mass.

The 9:30 am Adult Ensemble provides musical leadership during the 9:30 am Sunday Mass once or twice a month from September to June.  This vocal and instrumental ensemble generally sings in unison and is open to new members.

The 11:00 am Adult Choir provides musical leadership during the 11:00 am Sunday Mass from September to June. This vocal ensemble generally sings in four parts (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) and is open to adults.  This vocal ensemble rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm.

SGYM Music Ministry: This ministry provides an opportunity for St. Greg's Youth Ministry (SGYM) participants to sing for the 4:30 pm Sunday Mass on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Sound-Check and practice begins at 3pm in Church directly prior to Mass. Please contact Michael Cygan at mcygan@stgregs.org

ASCENT 101: This music practice meets on the Wednesday directly prior to SGYM Music Ministry Mass. 6:00-7:30 pm in the Ministry Center [MC 1], SGYM participants will have the opportunity to practice music for SGYM events and Mass. ASCENT 101 focuses on proficiency in leading praise and worship, singing vocal harmony, and developing instrumental technique. Please contact Michael Cygan at mcygan@stgregs.org

Seasonal Vocal Ensembles

The Thanksgiving Day Choir provides musical leadership during the 9:00 am Thanksgiving Day Mass.  This choir is open to children, adults, and entire families and it rehearses from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm on the two Tuesday evenings before Thanksgiving Day.

The Choir for the Mass at Midnight for Christmas provides musical leadership for the Mass at Midnight for Christmas with a prelude program beginning at 11:30 pm.  This vocal ensemble rehearses from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday evenings beginning in November with a final rehearsal from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm on the last Tuesday before Christmas Eve.

The Easter Triduum Choir provides musical leadership during the Holy Thursday Evening Mass, the Good Friday Celebration of the Lord's Passion, and the Easter Vigil Mass.  This vocal ensemble rehearses from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Tuesday evenings during Lent with a final rehearsal from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm on the Tuesday of Holy Week.

The Confirmation Choir provides musical leadership during the two Confirmation Masses in the spring.  This vocal ensemble is open to high school students and adults.

The Mission Music Ensemble provides musical leadership during Mission which occurs once a year during the summer.  This ensemble is open to people who have made Mission.

Hand Bell Choir

The Hand Bell Choir provides musical assistance during Mass periodically throughout the year.  This ensemble usually assists during the Mass at Midnight for Christmas, the Holy Thursday Evening Mass, and the Easter Vigil  Mass.  This ensemble generally rehearses on Tuesday evenings and is open to new members who can read music.

Listen to the 2018 Handbell Choir Concert - Ringing in the Season

The Brass Ensemble provides musical assistance during Mass periodically throughout the year.  The Brass Ensemble usually assists during the Mass at Midnight for Christmas, the Holy Thursday Evening Mass and the Easter Vigil Mass.