“TO SING IS TO PRAY TWICE”
All are welcome to become part of the Music Ministry at St. Lawrence Church. Please feel free to contact the Liturgy and Music Department for more information about joining any of the following ensembles – (678) 240-3071 or email John Brandt.
This group is open to anyone confirmed in the church and who loves to sing. The Adult Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:00—9:00 p.m., and serves at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Liturgy. Also, the Adult Choir provides musical leadership for the Sacred Triduum, Christmas Midnight Mass, the Epiphany Celebration Concert, and various other Holy Day occasions. There are no auditions for this choir. Membership in this group is by participating at rehearsal and Sunday Liturgy.
This group is open to anyone in the parish who wishes to sing in a choir but cannot commit to a weekly rehearsal. The Family Choir sings once or twice per month (depending on the schedule) and rehearses the prior Wednesday night from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The Family Choir serves at the 5:00 p.m. Saturday Liturgy and the 8:00 a.m. Sunday Liturgy when scheduled. Great for those with busy schedules!
This group is open to all children of the parish, Grades 2-8. The Children’s Choir sings once per month at the 12:00 p.m. Sunday Liturgy, as well as Christmas, Easter, the Epiphany Celebration Concert, and various other occasions. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from September through May.
Youth Liturgy Ensemble
This group is open to adults and select high school students. The Youth Liturgy Ensemble serves as the primary musical leadership for the 5:00 p.m. Sunday Youth Mass, as well as Christmas, Easter, the Epiphany Celebration Concert, and various other occasions. Rehearsals are Wednesdays and Sundays. Vocalists and instrumentalists are welcome.
This is a special ministry of singers and instrumentalists who provide music for the Funeral Liturgies for parishioners whose Funeral Mass is celebrated in the church. This group is open to anyone in the parish. Notification is generally one to two days in advance. Rehearsal is one half-hour before a funeral. This ensemble also sings on All Soul’s Day, November 2.
Instrumentalists play an important role in the music ministry. They are here to help support the assembly’s sung prayer so that they may sing with joyful and vibrant voices. Instrumentalists add color and texture to the music. They may minister at any liturgy and accompany music for specific choirs when needed. An interview with the music director is requested.
Cantors are “leaders of sung prayer”. Cantors are singers who will lead the assembly’s song and proclaim the Psalm at Liturgy. Whether leading alone or with a choir, the Cantor is a Music Minister who plays one of the most important roles in “animating” the liturgy. In fact, the French word for CANTOR is ANIMATEUR! Cantors minister at all Liturgies on a rotating schedule. An interview with the music director is required.