Office of Music Ministry
Music Director: Matt Spencer
Blessed Sacrament Parish has a very vibrant music ministry. We welcome all to participate in our musical ensembles, whether you play and instrument, sing or like to help with clerical work, any help is appreciated. By being good stewards of the gifts God has given us, we strive to make Blessed Sacrament a welcoming and prayerful home to all who enter our doors. Listed below are our musical ensembles and other opportunities. The Office of Music Ministry is located in the Blees Center.
Choirs and Ensembles:
Blessed Sacrament Chorale: Members are men and women high school age and older. We rehearse on Wednesdays at 7:00PM in Church. We sing the 11AM Mass on Sundays as well as feast days and Holy days of obligation.
Children’s Choirs: See the Children's Choirs page for more information and permission forms.
String Ensemble: Membership is open to anyone with experience playing a bowed string instrument. Rehearsals are on an as needed basis. Ability to read and follow music is required. The Strings play usually on the third Sunday of the month at the 9:00AM Mass. Contact Barb Salzman: [email protected]
Handbell Choir: Membership is open to member of the parish in 8th grade or older. Ability to read and follow music is required. Rehearsals are usually on selected Sundays at 2:00PM. The Handbells play on an as needed basis.
Bereavment Choir: Membership is open to anyone who is available during the time of a funeral. This choir does not have a regular rehearsal time. We sing when a family requests the choir for a funeral.
Instrumentalists: Members are those who play a woodwind, brass, or string instrument. Rehearsals are based upon your availability. You make your own schedule. Ability to read and follow music is required.
Matt Spencer is available to offer some music lessons on Flute and Clarinet (Beginners and Intermediate), Voice Lessons (by audition/invitation), and Organ Lessons (avaiable for those with prior piano experience). Piano Lessons are not being offered at this time. All lessons will be focused on technique and material will be taken from liturgical music. Contact Matt if you are interested in learning these skills. Lesson rates are reduced for those who participate in music ministry on a regular basis. (Half hour lessons are available)