SJB MUSIC MINISTRY

Join Us! Call 847-966-8145 or send an email.

The SJB Music Ministry welcomes all with a love of music and liturgy. Music Ministry members support
and strengthen the assembly in its role as the principal choir of the parish. If you are interested in
learning more about our Music Ministry program please contact our parish Director of Music, Marek
Rachelski @ 847-966-8145 or send an email.


CHILDREN’S CHOIRS

  • Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:00 PM GLORIA Choir (Grades 3-4) meets in the School
  • Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:00 PM LAUDATE Choir (Grades 5-8 and RE Students) meets in the Church Music Rehearsal Room.


The Children's Choirs, guided by Ms. Ewa Kowcz Fair, are given the opportunity to assist once each
month at the 10:00 AM Sunday Family Mass and weekly at the School Mass, including as cantors.

 

Throughout the year the SJB Children's Choir is invited to perform at special events and even at choral
festivals. Members are expected to participate for the full school year. (September – May) Click here for
details
. Parents are welcome to assist at rehearsal and before and after Mass.


TEEN CHOIR

  • Open to all teens.
  • Teens sing at evening Masses, once each month, alternating 5:00 PM Saturday and 6:00 PM Sunday.
  • Instrumentalists are most welcome. (September – May)
     

HAND BELL CHOIR

  • A multi-generational group of instrumentalists offers their music at the 10:00 AM Family Mass.
  • Music reading skills are especially helpful and taught in rehearsal. (September – May)
     

SEASONAL MEMBERSHIP

We’d love to have you join us for the entire season, but if that isn't possible, consider participating for a portion of the season, perhaps just for Advent-Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, the Easter Season, perhaps for sacramental celebrations such as Confirmation or other special occasions.


ADULT CHORALE

  • Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00 PM in the Church Music Rehearsal Room
    • The men and women (high school age and older) of the Adult Chorale sing three Sundays each month at the 10:00 AM Mass. Your love of singing and commitment to regular attendance is the only requirements (September – May)

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THE NILES METROPOLITAN CHORUS

  • Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30 PM in the Parish Ministry Center (PMC)

Begun in 2013, an adult 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)
 

THE MINISTRY OF CANTOR
Cantors are entrusted with singing the psalm and other parts of the Mass and bolster the assembly’s
song when needed. 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 they are
personally available and additionally are needed for Holy Days, Weddings, and Funeral Masses to assist
the assembly with its sung and spoken responses throughout the year. 


INSTRUMENTALISTS
Add a special touch and enhance our worship at SJB through solo or ensemble instrumental music. Individuals (high school age or older) who play band or orchestra instruments are welcome to share their gifts with our parish community. Assist at liturgy as often as you like!

 

MUSIC LIBRARIANS
Help us stay organized! The role of a Music Librarian may be for you, while no singing or instrumental playing is required. Help us keep the library open to all music groups. Call (847) 966-8145 or email today!

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