Choir

Ministry of Music

The St. Francis of Assisi Ministry of Music offers a rich tradition of excellence in liturgical music that enhances the worship experience for those who enter our historic church.  A typical program of choral music may be downloaded here.

St. Francis of Assisi Schola Cantorum

Our Calling:

We are God’s children—People from all walks of life who serve God as ministers in music, who enjoy singing music of a traditional nature.  The service of this choir is not to be taken lightly, but rather with commitment and dedication.  We are a royal priesthood, gathered not only to sing, but also to grow in faith and love toward God and one another.

Our Purpose:

To glorify God with all that we are;

To minister to all that Christ be glorified in all our lives;

To be supportive in our common liturgical experience;

To open the minds of our fellow parishioners to music expressions of greater vision and depth

Our Rehearsal:

Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:00 in the church.  We rehearse from the first Tuesday in September that follows Labor Day through the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

Our Service:

The Schola Cantorum is in residence for every 11:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist during the year from September through the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.  The choir presents other liturgical services such as a Festival Lessons & Carols during Advent and a Tenebræ Service during Lent—both calling to mind critical aspects of the life of Christ as we prepare for Christmas and The Paschal Triduum / Easter respectively.

Our Fellowship:

The Ministry of Music enjoys social gatherings and parties throughout the year where our members can come together and share fellowship activities.

For more information on our music ministry, please contact Dr. Thomas Wright, Director of Liturgical Music and Organist at 504-208-8394 or by email at drthomaswright@me.com.