Ensembles

The SJB Music Ministry is comprised of people just like you. Join Us! 

Call us at the Parish Office (847) 966-8145

We’d love to have you join us for the entire season, but if that isn't possible, think about participating for a portion of the season, perhaps just for Lent, Holy Week, or the Easter Season, if you wish!


No Auditions! All rehearsals are held in the Church Music Rehearsal Room (MRR) at the East Entrance.

ADULT CHOIR                                                         Thursday rehearsals 7:30 – 9:00 PM

If you’ve never sung in a choir before, come: we’ll teach you! The men and women of the Adult Choir sing a variety of music, from Latin chant to contemporary music written in the last few years, for the 10:45 Mass on the first three Sundays of each month. All are welcome. (September – May)

NILES METROPOLITAN CHORUS                        Tuesday rehearsals 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Begun in 2013, an adult (and teen) ecumenical community chorus is based at St. John Brebeuf. Join with singers from the community at large to explore the beauty of the choral repertoire. (September – May) Handel’s Messiah and Requiems by Faure and Rutter were performed in 2013-14, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Handel's Messiah in Fall 2014.

CANTATE DEO WOMEN’S ENSEMBLE               Thursday rehearsals 6:45 – 7:30 PM

All women who enjoy singing are invited to join together on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at the 9:00 AM Mass. (September – May)

RESURRECTION CHOIR                                         Weekday Morning rehearsals

The healing power of music is displayed by the generous people in this ensemble. Rehearsals are held on weekday mornings, dependent upon the schedule of Funeral Masses.

LIFETEEN CHOIR & BAND                                     Sunday rehearsals 4:00 – 5:30 PM

LifeTeen Choir is open to all high school students, and 7th & 8th grade SJB School and RE students. Teens sing at the LifeTeen Mass, usually the third Saturday of the month at 5:00 PM. Instrumentalists are welcome. (September – May)

CHILDREN’S CHOIR                                   Tuesday rehearsals 2:00 – 3:15 PM in the School AND                                                                                                       Thursday rehearsals 5:30 – 6:30 PM in the School

The Children's Choir has open membership for students in 3rd through 8th grades, providing music on the last Sunday of the month at the 10:45 Family Mass. The first rehearsal is usually the first Wednesday in September; the last Family Mass is in May. Throughout the year the SJB Children's Choir is invited to perform at special events and area choral festivals. Parents are needed to offer assistance in managing the Children's Choir at rehearsal and before and after Mass. Members are required to participate for the full school year. (September – May)

HAND BELL CHOIR                                                 Wednesday rehearsals 3:15 - 4:00 PM

Presently this is a mix of school age children and teens from SJB School and RE Program. These instrumentalists offer their music at the Family Mass and School Masses. Music reading skills are especially helpful and taught in rehearsal. Choir parents are needed to offer assistance in managing the Choir at rehearsal and before and after Mass. (September – May)

THE MINISTRY OF CANTOR                                 Thursday training 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Parish cantors are selected by friendly audition. Membership in one of the choirs is a good way to receive the training that can prepare one to be a cantor. Cantors are scheduled to sing as available year round. Cantors are also needed for Holy Days, Weddings and Funeral Masses throughout the year. (Year round)

INSTRUMENTALISTS & OTHER MUSICAL OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunities are available for persons who wish to enhance worship at SJB through solo vocal or instrumental music. Talented individuals are encouraged to share their gifts. (Year round)

MUSIC LIBRARIAN

The crucial role of Music Librarian may be for you. No singing or instrumental playing is required. Organizational skills are helpful to keep the library open to all music groups. (Year round)

Call (847) 966-8145 today to get involved!

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