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Music Ministry

Welcome to The Natick Catholic Community Music Ministry Page. We are a Music Program, where the singers and instrumentalists come together to praise God in song as one community. Our Director of Music would be happy to chat with you about the possiblity of joining this ministry.

If you are looking for music planning information for a Funeral Mass or Wedding please go to the Sacraments Tab where it will direct you to the proper page.

*** Due to COVID-19 all music ensembles are on hiatus / online until further notice***

COVID - 19 on Singing and Music:

Please read the details of these studies to understand the rationale for wearing masks while singing.

International Coalition of Performing Arts Aerosol Study
   Round 2, August 6, 2020. Note espicially pages 29 - 42

Exhaled respiratory particles during singing and talking
   Sept 17, 2020
 


NCC Music Ministry Ensembles

 

NCC Parish Choir

Contact: Mr. William Sawyer | wsawyer@natickcatholic.org | (408) 663 - 2104
Rehearsal: (Thurs. 7:00pm - 8:30pm)
The choir draws on the vast treasury of sacred choral music, singing compositions by composers of various periods and styles, as well as music that expresses the faith of the various cultures that enrich our Church and community. In fact, it is our goal, that through consistent participation in the choir, members will be able to cultivate musical skills and develop an understanding of the liturgy. The choir season starts in September and ends on Corpus Christi Sunday (June). Our Director of Music, Mr. William Sawyer would be happy to have a chat with you about the program. Auditions are held throughout the year.

Children's Choir

Contact: Mr. William Sawyer | wsawyer@natickcatholic.org | (408) 663 - 2104
Rehearsal: (Thurs. 4:45pm - 5:45pm)
The choir regularly rehearses on Thursday afternoons from 4:45pm - 5:45pm at St. Linus Church. Children from grades 2 - 5 are welcomed to join after auditioning with the Director of Music. The kids learn the basics of Music Theory and Sight Singing in conjunction with the RSCM Choir Training Module. More info about this church music curriculum can be found here. Please email the Director of Music to inquire about joining the choir.

Schola Cantorum

Contact: Mr. William Sawyer | wsawyer@natickcatholic.org | (408) 663 - 2104
Rehearsal: (Thurs. 5:30pm - 6:30pm)
This middle school ensemble regularly rehearses on Thursday afternoons from 5:30pm - 5:45pm at St. Linus Church. Children from grades 5 - 8 are welcomed to join after auditioning with the Director of Music. This choir builds upon concepts that were previously learned while they were in the Children's Choir and will expand upon these topics in greater detail. These topics include: develop their vocal skills, their musical understanding, and their knowledge of the repertoire in conjunction with the RSCM Voice for Life Choir Training Module. More info about this church music curriculum can be found here. To join the ensemble you will need to schedule an informal audition with the Director of Music.

High School Music Ensemble

Contact: Mr. William Sawyer | wsawyer@natickcatholic.org | (408) 663 - 2104
Rehearsal: (Sun. 4pm - 5pm)
The ensemble is geared towards parishioners in high school (Grades 8 - 12). This choir sings a variety of music ranging from standard hymnody to contemporary christian music. To join ensemble you will need to schedule an informal audition with the Director of Music.

Cantor Ministry

Contact: Mr. William Sawyer | wsawyer@natickcatholic.org | (408) 663 - 2104
Rehearsal: Biannual Cantor Meeting
Cantors are the Church's leaders of sung prayer. More than just soloists, cantors invite us to actively participate in the mass with our voices. The Cantor's role, therefore, is both musical and liturgical. Our Cantors meet twice a year to pray and to support each other in community and fellowship. We are always looking for new Cantors to help lead us in song at our Masses throughout the year. The majority of these auditioned volunteer cantors sing on a rotational schedule. Previous cantor experience is preferable but not required. Our Director of Music, Mr. William Sawyer is always happy to meet with interested singers who would to become cantors here at the parishes.

NCC Festival Brass Ensemble

Contact: Mr. William Sawyer | wsawyer@natickcatholic.org | (408) 663 - 2104
Rehearsal: TBD
This ensemble is open to parishioners from High School and up. The ensemble is comprised of volunteers who love to play music during the high liturgical events during the year (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter Vigil, Easter, and other special occasions). To join this ensemble please email the Director of Music to schedule an audition.

NCC Sacred Music in a Sacred Space Recital Series

Contact: Mr. William Sawyer | wsawyer@natickcatholic.org | (408) 663 - 2104
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space Recital Series was inaugurated in 2020 as a community outreach program of the NCC Music Ministry. The annual series presents concerts each season that showcase local and national performers and ensembles that specialize in classical and sacred music.

All events are free, with a free-will offering taken at the door.  Proceeds will go to support future programming for this series. More will be posted in the Summer about our 2021 - 2022 Recital Series brochure. We hope that you can join us for these special concerts. If you would like to donate please make the check out to NCC Music Ministry and put in the memo line: NCC Recital Series.

 


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