Some questions…. Do you think the beauty and quality of music in the church is important? Is it something you want to see continue? So do we!
At last- St Brigid’s choir is recruiting new singers in the new year:
4 part harmony- bass, tenor, alto, soprano. You’ll need to be able to hold a tune. An ability to read music and to sight read is certainly helpful. However, you may have a quick ear to pick up music aurally (we have a couple of members who are able to learn this way) If you’re not sure of your ability, come and have a go ‘risk-free’!
The choir has been characterised in 3 ways: a youth choir, a family choir, and a unique choir. For 12 years, it’s been predominantly a youth choir. We’ve also had whole families come through the choir, and the bass line has had many Dads whose children have been in the choir! Younger non-chorister children and babies are very welcome in the loft. We’ve built up a strong choir community.
We have been compared with Cathedral choirs- and while our intent in offering quality music of a similar style is serious, we ourselves are not always- we can be more relaxed up in ‘the loft’, and there’s a lot of laughter during rehearsals. We are somewhat unique among Catholic parish churches in Brisbane- a harmony choir that draws on the rich musical tradition of the church from 9th century Gregorian chant up to 21st century works. A number of people have come into the choir because of their music preference.
Likewise, many people in the congregation come to St Brigid’s because of the music. We are certainly made to feel appreciated!
The choir sings at all services .This full participation gives the choir a significant role in public worship and the musicians can find personal value in ministry that is both valuable to and valued by others. We believe that people are called to a deeper spirituality and relationship with God through music. In fact I know of many who have come into Christianity through sacred music.
Expressions of interest and details: Tricia or Roland – 3367 1098 / 0400 336 756 / firstname.lastname@example.org
And keep an eye out in the Jubilee Catholic Parish website for forthcoming details.