Music Ministries

                           Peace of Christ Parish Choirs

The role of the parish choir is always ministerial.  The purpose of the parish choir is to serve God's people by supporting the singing of the rest of the liturgical assembly.  The parish choir often is trained to perform specialized repertoire. 

Previous choir experience or the ability to read music is not necessary to join any of the choirs at Peace of Christ.   However, a joyful  and prayerful spirit,a willingness to learn music and to work well with others is essential.   Attendance at rehearsals is required of all members. 

  Contact Janet Andrychuk-Tedesco or Terry Keach for more information.

 

Children's Choir - children in grades 2-6
The Peace of Christ Children's Choir sings at the 4:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass at St. Ambrose each year.   
Contact Janet if you have questions or are interested in assisting Janet with the Children's Choir.
 
Sunday Morning Choirs
The Peace of Christ Parish Choirs sing on Sundays from September to June. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday Evenings at St. Ambrose and St. John the Evangelist.    Janet Andrychuk-Tedesco directs the choirs  at St. James (8:00 AM) and St. Ambrose (9:45 AM);  Terry Keach directs the choirs at St. John the Evangelist (9:00 & 11:00 AM).
 
Combined Choir
The Peace of Christ Combined Choir sings throughout the Church Year for special liturgies. The Combined Choir is presently rehearsing for the Holy Liturgies and for Easter Lesson & Carols: April 30, 2:00 PM at Sacred Heart Cathedral; a diocesan event sponsored by Rochester NPM Chapter).  *You do not have to be a member of the weekly Sunday choir to participate in the Combined Choir.  Please contact Janet or Terry if you are interested in joining.  New Members welcome in September for the 2017-2018 season.
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Handbell Choir
The  Peace of Christ Handbell Choir was formed in the Fall of 2013.  Rehearsals for Bell Choir are on Tuesday Evenings from 6:00-7:00 PM at St. Ambrose Church.  New Members are accepted each fall into the Handbell Choir.  No experience is necessary.  Janet and Terry Co-Direct this choir.
 
For more information...
Please contact Janet Andrychuk-Tedesco or Terry Keach at the parish office if you are interested in any of our parish choirs or have any questions.  We can be reached at 585-288-5000 ext. 110 (Janet) or ext.122 (Terry).  
 
Weddings

If you are planning to have your wedding at Peace of Christ Parish, first contact our Parish office to set up a preliminary appointment. See the Parish Wedding Guidelines for specific information.   All music selections must be approved by either Janet Anddrychuk-Tedesco or Terry Keach and music  must be in accordance with the Diocesan Wedding Guidelines.  Music Consultation, Organist and Cantor are included in the Parish Wedding fee

More information about Sunday Choirs and rehearsals

St. Ambrose (Janet)

Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30PM in St. Ambrose Church.  St. Ambrose and St. James choirs rehearse together.  St. Ambrose choir sings at 9:45 a.m. Sunday Mass at St. Ambrose.   Occasionally, both choirs sing together.  NEW MEMBERS ARE NEEDED AND WELCOME ANYTIME! 

St. James (Janet)

Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays 7:00-8:30PM in St. Ambrose Church.  St. Ambrose and St. James choirs rehearse together. St. James choir sings at 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass at St. James.  NEW MEMBERS ARE NEEDED AND WELCOME ANYTIME!  Contact Janet!

 

St. John the Evangelist (Terry)

Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 PM  in St. John the Evangelist Church.  The 9:00 and 11:00 Choir rehearse together.   For more info, contact Terry!

Resurrection Choir 

St. John the Evangelist has a Resurrection Choir that sings at funerals. The Choir rehearses  30 minutes before the start of a funeral.  Please call Terry if you are interested in singing and your name will be put on the call list.

Nursing Home Choir - FIRST TUESDAYS of EVERY MONTH: MEMBERS are always needed!!

This choir sings for the 10:30 a.m. Mass on the first Tuesday of the month at the Brighton Manor Health Center on Blossom Road.   This  monthly Mass is for the elderly who are confined to a nursing home.  The choir is open to all; please arrive by 10:20 a.m. at the Health Center. Tuesday Mass begins at 10:30 AM and is finished no later than 11:15AM.  

Contact Janet if you are interested!