Liturgy and Music Ministries
Our vibrant music ministries includes choirs, ensembles, cantors and instrumentalists who lead us in sung prayer and worship of God. Music of varied styles and eras ranging from Gregorian chant to contemporary sacred music is woven into our liturgies. Music touches the soul. From out of the depths of heartache and despair to the dancing alleluias of Easter joy, our souls are united in song and prayer through music ministry. Listed below are ways to become involved.
CHURCH OF SAINT PETER MUSIC MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
Call Joyce Baumann and Paula Gottwalt, Liturgy and Music Coordinators at St. Peter’s Office 217-5959
St. Peter’s Adult Mixed Choir: rehearses usually twice a month on Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm in St. Peter’s Church and sings once a month at mass September-May. Primarily sings from Ritual Song Hymnal and selected octavos/copies. Group is open to singers with no prior experience.
Director-Joyce Baumann Accompanist-Cindy Granzow
St. Peter’s Contemporary Choir: rehearses usually 3 times a month on Wednesdays 8-9:30 pm in St. Peter’s Church and sings twice a month at mass September-May. Also sings a few times in the summer and for the Diocesan TV Mass. Draws music from Gather Comprehensive, octavos, and a variety of music sources. Prior experience required as well as an ability to learn new music quickly with minimum direction.
Coordinator-Joyce Baumann Accompanist-Steve Lungstrom
St. Peter’s Spirit Ensemble: rehearses periodically during the year and may sing for mass about once a month. This is a casual commitment and allows adults/youth to gather as “the spirit” moves them. Open to Grades 6-12 and includes adults from Contemporary Choir who act as mentors.
Coordinator-Paula Gottwalt Accompanist-Steve Lungstrom
St. Peter’s Resurrection (funeral) Choir: rehearses one half hour prior to a scheduled funeral. Called as needed and no prior experience is necessary. Minimal direction from accompanist and song leader.
St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Children’s Choir: rehearses usually twice a month on Tuesdays 6-7 pm and sings at mass once a month. This is a joint parish choir, so children will alternately rehearse/sing at St. Peter’s and at St. Paul’s Churches. Group is open to singers Grades 2-8 with no prior experience. Click here to see Schedule
Director-Laurie Kremer Accompanist-Sheila Leavell
CHURCH OF SAINT PAUL MUSIC MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
The Music Ministry Team leads the community as we sing and worship together. Music of varied styles and eras ranging from Gregorian Chant and Hymnody to Contemporary Sacred Music is woven into our liturgies. From the depths of heartache and despair – to the ALLELUIAS of Easter joy, our souls are united in song.
ADULT CHOIR: Sings 3-4x per month Sept. – May; Rehearsal Monday 5:30 – 7pm. Choir is open to HS students and adults; we welcome all voices, SATB.
CANTORS: Children, Youth and adults are invited to serve as psalmists and song leaders.
SOUL: This ensemble is open to all youth grades 7-12. Rehearsal 1 hr before Mass; vocalists and instrumentalists are welcome to join!
JOY CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Open to children grades K-6; sing 1x/month; rehearse Wed. 3-4pm 2x/month
RESURRECTION CHOIR: Ministers at funeral liturgies, Rehearse 30 minutes prior to Mass. Open to all youth and adults.
INSTRUMENTALISTS: Accomplished student and adult musicians are invited to join our music ministry; ie) strings, woodwinds, brass, organists, pianists, percussionists.
If you are interested in joining our Music Ministry at St. Paul’s please contact:
Laurie Kremer, Director of Liturgy and Music. (320) 251-4831 x 207, Email Laurie
Church of St. Peter
Church of St. Paul
Laurie KremerLiturgy, Music, and R.C.I.A.