The Saints Peter and Paul Parish Choir is the principal vocal ensemble at Ss. Peter and Paul. Some music experience in vocal or instrumental music is expected for membership. There is an audition for placement in this choir. Please call the Office of Sacred Music to schedule a meeting.
The choir is the regular vocal ensemble for at 9:30 am Solemn Mass and for Solemnities and other special occasions. The choir rehearses Thursday evening at 7:00 pm, in the Holy Family Chapel, and Sunday morning warm-up at 8:45 am. As well as providing leadership at liturgies and sacraments, the Saints Peter and Paul Parish Choir also performs several major works per year with orchestra, and makes biennial performance tours – domestically and abroad.
The choir draws from a rich repertoire of music from plainsong chant to present day music including spirituals and gospel music. Regular composers include Tallis, Byrd, Vittoria, Faure, Mozart, Franck, Bach, Handel, Durufle, Poulenc to the modern Tavener, Rutter, Nestor and Proulx. For a current listing of the seasons choral repertoire please see our Choral Music Schedule.
Enjoyment is the key to success of the Parish Choir. The members who sing do it because they have fun singing together. It is a great opportunity to make new friends and grow in your spiritual life as well.
Schola Cantorum and Choral Scholars
The resident professional Schola Cantorum sings with the Saints Peter and Paul Parish Choir at the 9:30 am Solemn Mass, Solemnities and various Feasts and Celebrations throughout the Church year. This group is an advanced choral group and requires a deep commitment to the ensemble. The music is selected from many genres from the 9th century to music of the present day.
Membership in this ensemble is by audition only. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years choral experience and have significant sight reading skills. Please call the Office of Sacred Music for more information.
Summer Music Camp
The Sacred Music Department is offering a Summer Music Camp August 1-5, 2016 from 9 am – 3 pm daily. The camp is open to children in grades 2-8. For more information and to register download the Music Camp Brochure 2016 and return with payment to Saints Peter & Paul Parish Office as soon as possible. Camp is limited and will accept campers on a first come basis.
Matthew S. Sprinkle
Director, Sacred Music Department
Phone: 630.718.2114 Fax:630.355.1179
Email: [email protected]
Administrative Assistant: 630.718.2119