Music Ministry

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“Being a part of the Visitation Music Ministry has been one of the most important parts of my life. I have gained a personal relationship with the Lord through music, and to be able to give back to the Lord in thanks with my voice (however small) allows me to sing to His glory.”

The primary role of the choirs and all music ministers at Visitation Church is to support the singing of the entire congregation at the liturgy. The secondary role of music ministry is to sing music for the assembly, creating an opportunity for meditation, listening, prayer, and joy through the beauty of music.

Other important parts of our ministry include hospitality to visitors in the spirit of our parish name, and the care and support of our fellow members.

“The people I sing with, and the congregation we lead in song, are my family. Visitation is a home to me, and I love serving with this community through music.”

Below is a short description of each of the main choirs that serve the parish. We are always interested in growing our family of musicians and vocalists. Check out the info below, and if you’d like more info or to volunteer for our music ministry, fill out the form at the bottom of this page and the Music Director or one of the choir directors will contact you.

Joining a Choir!

 

Adult Choir – 9:30 a.m.
The Adult Choir rehearses Thursday evenings, September through the beginning of June, from 7:30-9:00 PM in the Parish Center. We sing for the 9:30 AM liturgy on Sundays. We also provide music for special events, Christmas and Holy Week. We sing in four-part harmony (SATB). Informal auditions are held for voice placement and/or solo opportunities. For more info about participating in this choir, download our info sheet here: Visitation Adult Choir Info Sheet

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Visitation Voices Family Choir – 11:00 a.m.
The adults of the Visitation Voices Family Choir rehearse Thursday evenings, September through the beginning of June, from 7:30-9:00 PM.

The children of the Visitation Voices Family Choir rehearse on Thursday afternoons, September through the beginning of June, from 3:00-3:45 PM (starting Sept. 2016). Membership is open to all children from Grades 3-8 and enrollment is in September of each year.

The Visitation Voices Family Choir sings for the 11:00 AM liturgy on Sundays. We also provide music for special events, Christmas, and Holy Week.

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If you have an interest in joining one of our choirs for weekend worship, let us know a little about yourself and which choir you are interested in by filling out the form below.

Meet the Directors!


Kathy McGrath – Parish Director of Music and Director of the 8:00 AM11:00 AM & 4:30 PM Sunday Masses

“Music provides a unique opportunity to connect with God and each other. 
It has life changing energy and power.”

 

 


Joanne Rachford – Director of 5:00 PM Saturday Mass
and conductor of the Visitation Voices Family Choir 11:00 AM Sunday Mass

“When you sing, you pray twice.”  St. Augustine

 

 

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Jim Tebow – Director of the 9:30 AM Sunday Adult Choir

Being involved in the liturgy makes everything more meaningful, 
and being in music ministry is a sure sign that you are either
called by God to service or are crazy.  I’m both.”