ALL GROUPS ARE NOW SEEKING NEW SINGERS, MUSICIANS & PARTICIPANTS!!!!!!!! Check out these Music Making Opportunities! Many parishioners, just like you and your family, have joined in leading the music at Mass and have chosen music as their way of service. Read through these brief descriptions and contact our Director of Music, Peter Morin, today to begin new friendships and music making! St. Anastasia Chorale Our largest choir, featuring men and women singing four part hymns and special prepared pieces, leading Mass weekly from September through Trinity Sunday. We meet Thursday nights, men from 6:30-8, all from 7-8, women from 7 to 8:30. All are welcome to join the group. I offer a music reading class to assist anyone not comfortable with that skill. The chorale alternates between the weekend 4 PM and 10:30 AM Mass. Members are also called upon to form a schola to sing at Funeral Masses and Memorial Masses. 8 AM Ensemble Meets most Tuesday evenings and leads music at the Sunday 8 AM Mass September through the end of June. Primarily women singers singing in two parts augmented by various instrumentation. Parish Ensemble is the most contemporary music making group at our parish. Instrumentalists rehearse separately from the singers and then the week of Mass, we put everything together. Current instrumentalists include: acoustic, electric and bass guitars, 2 violins, 2 saxophones, flute, 3 percussionists, piano/keyboard. Singers range from middle school age and older. The ensemble helps lead the music at one Mass per month, at the 4 PM or 10:30 AM. Cantors gather as a group once a month in the form of a workshop to review changes, discuss liturgies, approaching upcoming psalms, etc. Individual cantors meet with me as needed in preparation for Mass. Choristers rehearse Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15, for children grades 1 through 7. The choristers lead music at the 10:30 Mass about twice a month from October through May. Anastasia Community Singers is an informal group of parishioners and non-parishioners that meet two to three Monday mornings each month to prepare standard songs to lead a sing along at local nursing homes and elderly resident homes. We sing from September through May. Anastasia Chamber Singers is an auditioned choir of parishioner and non-parishioner singers that rehearse on Monday evenings. The singers in the past sang at special vesper and morning prayer liturgies. This year they will also be singing at weekend Masses and in concert. Concert Series Our 5th season will include 8 concerts from mid-October through mid-March, ranging from exclusively sacred events (Christmas Concert, St. Cecilia Festival, Epiphany Lessons and Carols) to classical music presentations. All concerts are free, with donations accepted to offset expenses and assist various charities.