The Ensembles of SEAS

INQUIRIES INTO ALL ENSEMBLES MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE CONTACT INFORMATION AT THE RIGHT.

SETON SINGERS
This adult choral ensemble sings twice a month at the 10 a.m. Mass and on high holy days from September through Pentecost.  The choir sings up to four parts.  The ability to read music is recommended but not required.  Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.  An audition is requested for proper voice placement.

CHAMBER CHOIR
This 10-16 voice SATB choral ensemble sings one to two times a month at various Masses and on high holy days from September through Corpus Christi.  This choir sings much more difficult music and can sing up to 8 or more parts.  The ability to read music and independent score study outside rehearsal is required.  Rehearsals are Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.  Participation in this ensemble is by audition and invitation only.

HANDBELL CHOIR
This ensemble of ten ringers plays a three-octave handbell set.  They ring one to two times a month and on high holy days from September through Pentecost.  The ability to read pitches is not required although rhythmic accuracy is necessary.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m.  No audition is necessary.

SAVIO SINGERS
This vocal ensemble is comprised of student singers from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, grades 4-8.  They rehearse and sing twice monthly for the 1:15 p.m. school Mass on Wednesday and the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday at the church.  This group is named for St. Dominic Savio, a young student who died of an illness at age 14.  He accomplished holiness through daily tasks we ask of our SEAS students: Spirituality, Excellence, Academics, and Service.

CHAPEL CHOIR
This funeral ministry serves the seventy or more funerals a year at SEAS.  A “come-when-you-are-able” ministry, singers are notified of upcoming funerals with the date and time.  The choir rehearses in the St. Clare Room 45 minutes prior to the start of the funeral.  Each funeral is roughly a two-hour commitment from the start of rehearsal to the conclusion of the liturgy.  The only musical requirement is the ability to keep pitch.  No audition is necessary.

DOMINUS EST! WORSHIP ENSEMBLE
This ensemble plays music for the monthly Dominus Est! service.  “Dominus Est” is Latin for “It is the Lord!” and refers to the acclamation of the disciples in John 21:7.  The service is an hour of praise & worship, Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction, and the opportunity for sacramental Confession.  This ensemble rehearses one hour prior to the service.  Making music in a contemporary style, all kinds of instruments are welcome.  An audition for proper musical placement and the ability to quickly learn music is required.

 

Mr. Kellen O'Grady
Director of Liturgy & Music
kogrady@seasparish.org
651-437-4254, ext. 230