Music Ministry at St. John's is an open environment; no auditions are required and all members of the parish and university community are welcome to join. We serve the community gathered at the following weekly celebrations:
- SATURDAY 5:00 pm - Community Ensemble
- SUNDAY 8:00am - Instrumental sacred / classical music
- SUNDAY 10:30 am - Community Ensemble
- SUNDAY 4:30 pm* - Cantor & Pianist
- SUNDAY 8:30 pm* - EvenSong student ensemble
- SUNDAY 10:00pm* - Candlelight Choir student ensemble
*academic year only
These ensembles rehearse one hour before each mass. EvenSong also rehearses on Thursdays at 7:00pm.
HOW TO JOIN?
Joining is as easy as sending an email! Just contact Molly Mattingly, our Director of Music Ministry, with any questions or concerns. You can also request to be added to our Music Ministry mailing list, and receive all the information you need to take an active part in our celebrations. You can find directions to the Music Room here.
UNIVERSITY LITURGIES AND SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS
Members of Music Ministry gather together several times during the year for all-University liturgies (e.g., Mass of the Holy Spirit, Baccalaureate Mass), holy days and major solemnities of the Church, prayer services, invocations and more. We have provided sung prayer for the President's Convocation, liturgies with the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, ordinations, weddings, funerals, and special celebrations at Omaha's Qwest Center and Holland Performing Arts Center.
Vocal and instrumental musicians are always welcome to join Music Ministry at any time. Sometimes, however, we'll have a specific need to fill in a specific ensemble or for a specific event. Take a look at the list below: maybe something you see here might be a perfect fit for you.
- CANTORS and PSALMISTS, all Masses!
- PIANISTS, all Masses!
- TENORS and BASSES, Sunday 8:30 pm
- FLUTISTS, Saturday 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:30am, and Sunday 8:30pm
- VIOLINISTS, Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 10:30am, and Sunday 8:30pm
- VIOLISTS, Sunday 10:30 am
- CELLISTS, Saturday 5:00pm and Sunday 8:30pm
- GUITARISTS, Sunday 8:30pm